Numbers ease at lamb, sheep sale

Numbers eased to 15,850 at Tuesday's lamb and sheep sale and the quality was good. There were plenty of heavy lambs, trade weights were limited as were the light store lambs.
Numbers eased to 15,850 at Tuesday's lamb and sheep sale and the quality was good. There were plenty of heavy lambs, trade weights were limited as were the light store lambs.

Market information provided by MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service.

Sheep and lamb sale, Tuesday

Yarding: 15,850. Change: -4,700

Lambs: 12650. Change: -4150

Lamb numbers eased at Tuesday's lamb and sheep sale and the quality was good. There were plenty of heavy lambs, trade weights were limited as were the light store lambs.

There was only a few Dorper lambs and a limited supply of Merinos. The market trend was dearer by $6 to $10/head across most lambs.

The few light store lambs sold from $78 to $147/head and lambs to feed on reached $184/head.

Medium and heavy trade lambs were $9 dearer ranging from $178 to $193/head and averaged 830c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs had gains of $6 to $10/head and ranged from $180 to $218/head averaging 800c to 830c/kg cwt.

Extra heavy lambs 26 to 30kg lifted $12 selling between $208 and 245/head and over 30kg reached $275/head.

Heavy Merino lambs $160 to $224/head. Muton number eased and the quality was plainer and prices dearer. Medium weight ewes $144 to $185/head.

Heavy crossbred ewes $260 to $269/head and Merinos reached $228/head. Most sold between 680c and 750c/kg cwt.

There was no cattle sale at Central West Livestock Exchange on Monday, April 5 due to the Easter Monday public holiday.

Forbes' Central West Livestock Exchange (CWLE) will hold a Store Sale on Friday, April 16.

The Store Sale will start at 10am, with online bidding available with StockLive.

CWLE Store Sales will be held monthly, with the sale of each pen streamed online.

Regular cattle sales will continue from Monday, April 12.