VENDORS sold 6060 sheep and lambs at the SELX market.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service rain in the supply area was one reason lamb numbers have fallen.
The quality was again mixed with a few secondary lambs more suited to restockers and feeders along with a limited supply of trade weights. Heavy lambs 24kg to 27kg cwt were best supplied and there were a few good runs of Merinos. The market sold to a firm to cheaper trend.
Light second cross lambs to restocking orders $176 to $185/head.
Heavier weights to feed and go onto crops reached $185/head. Trade lambs to 24kg were firm $172 to $191/head averaging 770c to 790c/kg cwt and trade Merino reached $184/head. The 24 to 26kg cwt lambs lost $3…