Domestic Lamb

Keen sheep and lamb demand continues into 2015

Sheep Central, January 12, 2015

Processors and restockers remained keen to purchase suitable lines in the first week of saleyard sales for 2015, the National Livestock Reporting Service said.

The NLRS said there were good selections of trade and heavy weight lambs on offer at Dubbo and Tamworth for the first sales of 2015, and well-finished lambs were well-supplied at Forbes.

Shorn lambs made up a larger majority of the yarding at Ballarat, with processors and restockers keen to secure suitable lines, while restocker and feeder buyers were more restrained across SA selling centres.

“Store and plain quality drafts dominated the offering at Muchea, and live export and restocker activity was subdued,” the NLRS said.

The mutton yarding at Dubbo included a large consignment of ewes and wethers in store condition, and received solid support from restockers. A good quality selection of ewes with good weights was offered at Naracoorte, and buyer competition was strong at Ballarat and SA Livestock Exchange. There were some good heavy weight ewes and wethers at Muchea which attracted solid demand, while live export activity on suitable wethers was subdued.

AuctionsPlus also tapping into strong demand

AuctionsPlus market operations supervisor Anna Adams said opened the year with a strong start, offering 22,498 sheep with a minimal pass-in rate. She said bidding was encouraging with 95 percent of stock offered sold.

Mixed age Merino ewes made $73-$86 and Merino hoggets ranged from $45-$50. Merino ewe lambs also drew attention from buyers, with 38kg liveweight Gunbar blood 38kg lambs with a 4.5cm skin from Hay topping the sale at $104.50.

A large offering of Merino wether lambs were sold for $47-$76, Ms Adams said.

“A handy line of lighter 24kg Collinsville blood lambs with a 3cm skin from Marra in NSW fetched $55.50.

“The sale was topped by 36kg lambs from Mathoura in NSW making $76.

Ms Adams said a small offering composite ewes from Mortlake in Victoria enticed buyers to continue the
strong market from last year, with unjoined 16-month-old old hoggets making $175.50.

Prices for crossbred store lamb prices remained firm following the Christmas break. Lighter lambs weighing 26-28kg live ranged from $75.50-$85 and the 32-34kg lines made $67.70-$95. The heaviest lines weighing from 35-38kg made from $100.50 to a top of $103.50 for some mixed sex Poll Dorset crosses from Crookwell in NSW.

The first Tasmanian sale for the year was the Barton commercial flock dispersal at Campbell Town. A combination of restockers and processors competed for the offering and Merino ewe hoggets made $150-$172, averaging $163.

Mixed aged ewes ranged from $114-$159, while older ewes made $70-$118, averaging $99. The sale was topped by two-year-old 58kg Merino ewes with a 5.5cm skin making $172.

Mr Adams said processors were keen on the offering of mutton types, with five and six-year-old Merino ewes making 143c/kg liveweight or $64.50 per head.

Dubbo’s tradeweight old lambs average 552c/kg cwt

In NSW at Dubbo last Monday, the agents yarded 9550 lambs and 4000 sheep.

The NLRS said the first sale for the year produced a fair to good quality yarding with a good mix of trade and heavy weight lambs.

There were only limited numbers of Merinos yarded. All the regular buyers operated, along with an additional store order from the New England.

Light weight lambs were around firm, with 12-18kg cwt 2 scores to slaughter selling from $67-$89. Trade lambs were $2-$3 dearer, with 18-22kg new season lambs selling from $99-$130, while the trade weight old lambs sold from $89-$131 to average 552c/kg cwt. In contrast, heavy weight lambs were up to $12 cheaper, with over 22kg old lambs selling from $125-$160. The Merino lambs were firm, with trade weights selling to $114 and heavy weights $129.

The mixed quality yarding of mutton included a large consignment of ewes and wethers in store condition in from the Quambone district. Most grades were $3-$5 dearer as light weight ewes sold from $47-$77, with solid support coming from restockers. The 3 and 4 score ewes sold from $65-$106 for Merinos and $102 for crossbreds. Properly finished Merino wethers sold from $82-$102, while a small pen of crossbred wethers sold for $106.

Tamworth lambs firm to dearer

At Tamworth on Monday, the agents yarded 800 lambs and 400 sheep.

The NLRS said the quality of the lambs was fair to very good, with a good selection of both trade and heavy weights. Young lambs were in fair numbers, however the majority of the well-finished lambs have been shorn. All the regular buyers attended.

Prices for trade lambs were firm to slightly dearer than the last sale prior to the break. Restocker activity was heightened following good rainfall, with the limited supply also seeing a price improvement. The quality of the heavy lambs on offer was very good, with prices showing little change to the pre-Christmas level.

The small offering of sheep was mixed in quality. Prices were firm to dearer than the previous sale. There was little but quality related price change in the heavy sheep. The greatest price improvement was seen in the light weight ewes.

Forbes trade lambs firm to $2 easier

At Forbes on Tuesday, the agents yarded 15,300 lambs and 5100 sheep.

The NLRS said lamb quality improved for the first sale of the year. Well-finished lambs were well supplied with a reduced number of plainer lambs penned. The usual buyers competed, along with restockers in a firm to slightly easier market.

Light lambs held steady selling from $90-$105. Trade weights were firm to $2 easier with prices ranging from $105-$123. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were well-supplied and were firm to $3 easier. Heavy lambs sold from $122-$143. Extra heavy weights sold from $144-$180. Carcase prices averaged from 510c/kg-558c/kg.

Mutton quality was also mixed with Merinos making up the majority. Merino ewes sold from $74-$114. Crossbred ewes ranged from $78-$112. Merino wethers sold from $68-$86.

Restricted demand at Inverell

At Inverell on Tuesday, the agents yarded 800 lambs and 400 sheep.

The NLRS said the quality of the lambs was fair to good, with an even mix of crossbreds and Dorpers. There was a fair supply of both trade weights and heavy weights. The low numbers met restricted competition from processors.

Market trends, when compared to the last sale before the Christmas break, were cheaper. Both trade and heavyweight lambs saw prices fall significantly in places.

The sheep market was also cheaper, with odd ewe sales remaining firm when attracting restocker competition.

Carcoar trade lambs $8-$14 dearer

At the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange on Wednesday, the agents yarded 7000 lambs and 2500 sheep.

The NLRS said there was a mixed quality run of lambs, including a few pens of well-finished heavy lambs. Trade lambs were best supplied, but there were a few runs that were lacking condition and a small selection of store lambs. All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.

Restocking lambs sold from $70-$107. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $8-$10 dearer compared to the last sale of 2014, selling from $102-$137 to average around 575c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs gained $6, making $135-$150. Extra heavy lambs topped at $170, averaging around 550c/kg cwt.

Mutton quality was mixed and ewes were best represented. Medium weights sold from $78-$96 and heavy weights reached $109 to average from 340c/kg-360c/kg cwt.

Goulburn lambs $3-$4 dearer

At Goulburn on Wednesday, the agents yarded 1200 lambs and 1200 sheep.

The NLRS said there was a large percentage of longer wool young lambs offered, but most of the second cross lots lacked condition and skins were carrying more seed contamination. A good run of Dorper lambs showed the best finish, mostly in the light and trade weight categories.

Most of the usual buyers operated in a stronger market, with prices mostly $3-$4 dearer. Restockers were also active, paying $54-$93 for 12-16kg cwt young lambs and up to $107 for shorn heavier weights. Light processing lambs made $84-$106, while 18-22kg cwt trade weights ranged from $89-$122. A few heavy weights made $125-$135 and most of the slaughter lambs averaged 500c/kg-560c/kg cwt.

A mixed offering of mutton also averaged $5-$10 dearer in a yarding of mostly light and medium weight ewes, including a fair percentage of crossbreds and Dorpers. Light 2 score ewes made $40-$65, while medium and heavy weights ranged from $60-$100. Very heavy crossbred wethers reached $108 and most mutton returned 300c/kg-360c/kg cwt on average.

Wagga lambs mostly dearer

At Wagga on Thursday, the agents yarded 29,300 lambs and 11,450 sheep.

The NLRS said the good quality offering included about 5000 new season lambs. There were good numbers of shorn trade and heavy lambs and an excellent run of extra heavy weights. Merino lambs were also well-supplied, but the quality varied. All the usual buyers attended the market but some did not operate fully. The market trend was dearer on most lines, with the heavier end remaining firm.

The new season medium and heavy trade lambs ranged from $100-$138. The shorn medium and heavy trade lambs $106-$136, averaging 550c/kg-560c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs mainly sold from $130-$150 and the top extra heavy lambs reached $174. The heavy and extra heavy lambs averaged 520c/kg-550c/kg cwt. Merino trade weights sold from $88-$112, averaging 455c/kg cwt.

Good numbers of mutton were also supplied and well-covered heavy weights were in good numbers. Medium weight ewes ranged from $71-$92 and heavy ewes $88-$112. Heavy Merino wethers topped the mutton, reaching $122. Most mutton averaged 340c/kg-360c/kg cwt.

Griffith lamb rates firm

At Griffith on Friday, the agents yarded 9000 lambs and 1900 sheep.

The NLRS said quality was fair, with good numbers of well-finished lambs along with the plainer types. Heavy and extra heavy lambs made up the majority of the yarding. The usual buyers competed in a market that was similar to last year’s final sale.

Light lambs sold from $91-S101. Trade weights were firm with prices ranging from $100-$126. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were firm to $3 dearer. Heavy lambs sold from $128-$144 and extra heavy weights received from $139-$176. Carcase prices averaged from 511c/kg-566c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly mixed quality Merinos. Prices remained steady, with Merino ewes selling from $70-$95. Crossbred ewes ranged from $75-$118. Dorper ewes ranged in price from $79-$85.

Cowra’s heavy ewes up $19

At Cowra on Friday, the agents yarded 6750 lambs and 2820 sheep.

The NLRS said lamb quality was very good, particularly for the heavy grades, which were well-finished. Most of the yarding was heavy lambs, while trade lambs were limited in number. There was a handy supply of store lambs suitable for restockers and all the buyers operated. Competition was good across all grades resulting in a slightly dearer market.

Light lambs to the restockers sold from $77-$96. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs were around $5 dearer and averaged 577c/kg cwt. Most heavy trade weight lambs sold from $125-$135. Heavy weight lambs were $2-$3 dearer and ranged from 522c/kg-567c/kg cwt. A number of pens of extra heavy lambs sold from $150-$160, with a pen estimated at 34kg cwt making $173.

Mutton quality was good. Medium Merino ewes were up to $18 dearer and averaged $77, or 337c/kg cwt. Heavy first cross ewes were $19 dearer and averaged $102 for the 4 scores, or 342c/kg cwt.

Ballarat lambs keenly sought

In Victoria on Tuesday at Ballarat, the agents yarded 33,290 lambs and 11,842 sheep.

The NLRS said lamb quality was good, with more shorn young lambs now being offered. The usual buyers operated keenly in a generally firm market, when compared to the last sale of 2014.

Heavy shorn lambs sold from $148-$165 to average around 530c/kg cwt. Processors and restockers bid keenly for the large numbers of suitable lambs offered, with restockers paying mainly from $76-$113.50 and from $32-$60 for lighter drafts. They also paid from $64-$78 for Merino ewes.

Light weight 1 and 2 score shorn lambs sold from $66-$85. Light trade 2 and 3 score lambs sold from $87-$124.

Trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs sold from $106-$130, with the heavier drafts selling from $117 to $138, and they ranged from 500c/kg-560c/kg cwt to average around 540c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 and 4 score lambs sold from $131-$165 to average around 530c/kg cwt.

Sheep quality was average to good, with the usual buyers operating strongly on the even mix of Merinos and crossbreds. Most sheep sold to a dearer trend, with heavy Merino wethers reaching $117.

Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $43-$81. Medium weight 2 and 3 score sheep sold from $57-$98, and ranged from 280c/kg-380c/kg cwt to average around 330c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 to 5 score sheep sold from $76-$115. Heavy crossbred wethers sold from $89-$114 with heavy Merino wethers selling from $83-$117 at around 345c/kg cwt.

Medium Merino wethers sold from $64-$84. Rams of all weights sold from $24-$58.

Hamilton trade lambs $5-$10 cheaper

At Hamilton on Wednesday, the agents offered 19,598 lambs.

The NLRS said the yarding was average in quality, with more than half of the lambs light store and light trade types, though there were some good southern district medium and heavy trade weights on offer. About 30 percent of the yarding was shorn lambs ranging from 11-23kg cwt, and they sold to spirited competition.

Light lambs were firm to equal on the last sale of 2014, as agents from the South Australian border, Bendigo and local areas continued to be very strong on the store lambs and light trade types. Light trade, medium and the heavy trade lambs all were around $5-$10 cheaper, as processor demand fluctuated throughout the sale, resulting in less competition then previous weeks.

Light lambs 1 and 2 score sold from $62-$98, ranging from 470c/kg-608c/kg cwt. Light trade 2 to 3 scores made $95-$109. Medium trade 3 score sold from $105-$120. Heavy trade 3 and 4 scores made from $125-$136, with all these groups ranging from 520c/kg-596c/kg cwt to average around 550c/kg cwt. One pen of old shorn lambs made $97, with an estimated price of 462c/kg cwt.

Horsham trade lamb demand keen

At Horsham on Wednesday, the agents yarded 9855 lambs and 1981 sheep.

The NLRS said the quality of the shorn lambs finished on local legume and grain stubbles was very good, especially the trade and heavy lines. Most of the usual buyers operated keenly in a firm to dearer market, especially on the trade weight lambs. The market reached a top of $175 for extra heavy export lambs.

Restockers paid from $78-$98 and from $20-$55 for lighter drafts. The smaller sheep offering included several runs of well-presented Merino and crossbred sheep, with most selling to a dearer trend to be around up $5 on the last 2014 sale.

Light weight 1 and 2 score lambs sold from $65-$92. Light trade 2 and 3 score lambs sold from $93-$120. Trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs sold from $115-$142, and ranged from 520c/kg-620c/kg to average around 560c/kg cwt.

Heavy 3 and 4 score lambs sold from $136-$166 to average around 545c/kg cwt. Extra heavy export lambs sold from $162-$175. Heavy hoggets sold from $77-$120.50.

Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $59-$80. Medium weight 2 and 3 score sheep sold from sold from $64-$92, and ranged from 300c/kg-360c/kg, to average around 350c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 to 5 score sheep sold from $80-$110, with heavy Merino wethers making $89-$108 at around 350c/kg cwt.

Hamilton’s light sheep $3-$5 dearer

At Hamilton on Thursday, the agents yarded 29,893 sheep.

The NLRS said a full group of processor buyers bid on the very wide selection of sheep of all weights and fat scores.

Around half the mutton was lighter 1 and 2 score sheep. There were also a much smaller number of wethers penned, with almost no restocker activity, and prices lifted across all weight classes. Light sheep were $3-$5 dearer, while the medium and heavy trade weights were $2-$3 dearer. The extra heavy ewes were also around $3 dearer and the better wethers generally lifted $6, although some were up to $10 dearer in isolated sales.

Light sheep 1 and 2 score sold to very strong competition, making from $44-$69, or 270c/kg-310c/kg cwt.

Medium trade 2 to 3 score prices ranged from $55-$88 and the heavy trade 3 and 4 score sheep made from $75-$90. Both these classes averaged around the 300c/kg cwt mark.

Heavy export 4 score ewes sold from $90-$109 and the best of the prime Merino wethers made from $88-$110, with more demand from export buyers for the heavier mutton. The top price was a crossbred pen of wethers that weighed about 34kg cwt and made $118. Merino rams sold to $52, with the best of the Dorset rams making $40, which was a slight improvement on last year.

Shepparton lambs on par

At Shepparton on Friday, the agents yarded 2417 lambs and 1261 sheep.

The NLRS said lamb quality was mixed, with lambs appearing dry but condition not affected as much.

About half the lambs were shorn and weights mainly varied from 14-24kg cwt, while sheep came forward in 1 to 4 score condition of weights mostly between 18-30kg cwt. The usual buyers were present, but some did not operate, and prices were on par with other selling centres earlier this week.

The light weight 1 and 2 score lambs sold from $55-$86, while light trade weight 2 and 3 scores were from $85 to $107, with restockers paying from $60-$92. The 3 score medium to heavy weight lambs made $102-$130, while the heavy 3 and 4 score export lambs sold from $122-$146. A run of medium to heavy weight lambs mostly ranged from 520c/kg-570c/kg cwt to processors.

The bulk of the sheep penning was ewes and the 2 to 4 score portion cost processors an estimated 310c/kg-360c/kg cwt. Light weight 1 and 2 scores made $45-$65, while medium weight 2 and 3 scores were from $60-$92 and the heavy 3 to 5 score ewes made $84-$112. The odd few rams sold from $29-$45, with a restocker paying $70 for a pen of four.

Naracoorte’s trade lambs dearer

In SA on Tuesday at Naracoorte, the agents yarded 5714 lambs and 2190 sheep.

There was a small restocker presence and the usual range of trade and processors was active, although unknown seed status reduced competition on some pens. Prices fluctuated throughout the market with light lambs cheaper, trade weight lambs dearer and the heavy lambs firm.

Light weight lambs ranged from $42 to mainly $87, back $4-$6, while the small restocker presence operated from $63-$92. Several pens of Merino lambs were offered and the lighter ones made from $27-$60, with the heavier end ranging from $65-$75.

Light weight trade 2 and 3 score lambs improved by $5-$8 to range from $93-$116, with the trade weight 3 score lambs selling firm from $85-$123. These lambs averaged 530c/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs were also firm to average 520c/kg cwt and range from $120-$136, with the few extra heavy lambs making $144-$148.

A good selection of ewes came forward with good weights in most pens and prices remained firm to $2 dearer. Light weight 1 and 2 score types ranged from $45-$68, with medium weight 2 and 3 scores ranging from $75-$88 to average 340c/kg cwt. Heavy 4 and 5 scores ranged from $86-$104. More wethers were offered, with the lighter types returning from $65-$83, while the heavier pens sold to $95. The few rams yarded returned from $38-$49.

Demand eased for Dublin lambs

At the SA Livestock Exchange in Dublin, the agents yarded 6157 lambs and 3465 sheep.

The NLRS said the generally good quality yarding of crossbred and Merino lambs sold to easing demand from the usual local and interstate trade and processor buyers. Feeder buyers were restrained in comparison to the end of 2014 and were very selective on the type of lambs they purchased.

Very light weight crossbred lambs to feeders sold from $46-$70, while light weight 2 scores sold from $69-$102 and a few 3 scores made $100. Light weight 3 scores to trade buyers sold from $100-$105 and averaged 507c/kg cwt, while light trade weight 3 scores sold from $106-$124 to average 523c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight 4 scores sold from $116-$137 and averaged 525c/kg cwt. The heavy 4 scores sold from $130-$160 and averaged 516c/kg-529c/kg cwt.

Light weight Merinos sold from $38-$84, while trade weight 3 scores to processors sold from $85-$110, averaging 483c/kg cwt. Heavy weight 3 scores sold from $90-$120 to average 456c/kg cwt.

The good quality yarding of sheep attracted very strong bidding from processors and trade buyers. Despite a slow start, competition for heavy weight ewes and wethers soon evolved into protracted bidding and prices escalated rapidly. Light weight 2 score ewes were the least affected by the rising prices, as they sold from $55-$84 and averaged 286c/kg cwt.

Heavy weight 3 score Merino ewes sold from $75-$128 and averaged 355c/kg cwt, while heavy weight wethers sold from $88-$112 to average 360c/kg cwt. Heavy weight rams sold from $72-$98.

Mt Gambier lamb prices trend cheaper

On Wednesday at Mt Gambier, the agent yarded 7515 lambs and 793 sheep.

The NLRS said hot and blustery conditions led to numbers fall by nearly 3000 head compared to the final sale of 2014.

The usual trade and processor support was present as well as a number of restockers. The market sold to a cheaper trend overall.

Light weight lamb prices retreated from the pre-Christmas high by as much as $10-$12 and sold from $68-$105, with restockers able to purchase lambs to turn out from $57-$96. Light weight trade 2 and 3 score lambs ranged from $90-$98, with some restocker support up to $93, also up to $10 easier. The trade weight 3 score lambs returned from $102-$118, up to $6 cheaper at an average of 520c/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs ranged from $116-$138, also $6 easier, with extra heavy lambs ranging from $134-$144. Two pens of extra heavy export lambs sold to a market high of $165.

The light weight ewes sold from $33-$40 and the medium weights ranged from $56-$88. These ewes averaged 310c/kg cwt. Heavy 4 and 5 score ewes sold from $85-$99. A few wethers were offered to sell at $74 for light weight types, with heavier ones making $107, while the few rams returned from $12-$30.

Muchea lamb and sheep quality mixed

In WA at Muchea on Tuesday, the agents yarded 6986 lambs and 3465 ewes.

The NLRS said quality was mixed, with some good prime lambs, heavy ewes and wethers yarded. However, store and plain quality drafts dominated the yarding, with most secondary and light lambs dry and lacking presentation.

Competition for trade lambs and better mutton remained solid, however lack of demand from live exporters and restockers led to prices easing for lighter and store lambs and wethers.

Very light and store drafts to restockers made from $36-$80 to be $5 cheaper. Light lamb to processors and feeders sold from $60-$97, with most $3-$6 easier. Trade lambs made $80-$120.50, firm for the majority at $510c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $90-$126, or around 490c/kg cwt average.

Ewe mutton prices were mixed, with light weight and conditioned drafts back $6 and selling from $30-$55. Better mutton sold from firm to $5 dearer, with 2 score processor mutton making $50-$79. The better 3 score and heavy ewe drafts were $4 dearer at $67-$95, with both averaging close to 300c/kg cwt.

Wether competition was impacted by lack of live export orders. Heavy weight drafts sold to processors between $72-$95, close to firm, with the lighter and store drafts slightly easier and making $50-$85. Rams remained close to firm, with ram lambs to $80 and other younger drafts $40 to $60. Old rams to processors made from $20-$40.

Strong competition at Katanning

At Katanning on Wednesday, the agents yarded 6000 lambs and 7060 sheep.

The NLRS said hogget and wether supplies were moderate. Quality was reasonable but mixed, with some good trade and heavy lambs and solid supplies of medium and heavy weight processor mutton.

Light weight and store categories were available in reasonable numbers, along with some very plain and light weight drafts. Competition remained strong with most processor and restocker orders active, along with selective live export feeder competition. Prices trended higher, with most lamb categories lifting $3-$5 and ewe mutton up by more than $5.

Very light lamb to restockers made $15-$56 to be firm, while the light weight processor, air freight and feeder lamb categories were from $50-$97 and up to $7 dearer. Trade weight lambs sold from $85-$119 to be close to $4 dearer and average close to 490c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $107-$120 to remain firm.

Ewe prices were strong, with the light ewes and ewe hoggets to restockers and processors making $30-$69 to be up to $5 dearer. The 2 score processor mutton averaged $74 to average close to 315c/kg cwt. Heavy ewes sold from $68-$87, or close to 305c/kg cwt.

Wether prices also lifted with some live export feeder interest. Light and store wether drafts made $45-$78, up marginally, with export and heavy weight wethers going to processors and priced from $70-$105.

Ram prices remained well-supported, as ram lambs made from $62-$71 and young drafts to export and feeders were mostly from $30-$66. Old rams to processors made from $10-$40.

Tasmanian mutton $7-$9 dearer

On Tuesday at the Northern Tasmanian saleyards, the agents yarded 1450 lambs and 1130 sheep.

The NLRS said there were a slightly larger number of lambs penned at Powranna and Killafaddy, but not as many heavy lambs as the last sale before Christmas. Quality was still good and most trade and heavy pens were $2-$4 dearer. There was also strong export and restocker competition on all light and light trade lambs.

Very light lambs sold to restockers for $59-$61 and they also purchased light lambs for $77-$79 and light trade for $85-$89. Exporters paid $64-$84 for light lambs and $84-$94 for light trade types.

Trade lambs sold for $90 to $117, heavy weights $108-$126 and extra heavy weights from $123-$131.

There was a good selection of mutton and most were $7-$9 dearer, with very light ewes making $29-$32 and light weighs selling from $40-$57. Medium weights ranged from $59-$70 and heavy ewes made $85-$87. Medium weight wethers sold for $55-$59 and heavy pens from $77-$80.

Sources: NLRS, AuctionsPLus. No report was supplied for last Monday’s Bendigo lamb and sheep sale.

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