Lamb prices lift before Australia Day on quality, rain and hope - Sheep Central
Ballarat lamb prices lift by up to $20
In Victoria at the Ballarat saleyards on Tuesday, the agents 17,309 lambs, 12,386 fewer than last week. The NLRS said lamb quality was plain to very good, with more shorn lambs offered this week than unshorn. All the usual buyers operated in a strong market, with extra competition from interstate processors lifting prices to 900c/kg in places. Overall, the market was up $7-$20 and more in places.
Light weight 2 score lambs, 12-18kg, sold from $93-$159 to average 840c/kg. The 2 and 3 score trade lambs, 18-22kg, sold from $152-$185, to average around 790c/kg. The 3 score lambs, 22-24kg, sold from $172-$201, making 767-874c/kg, and averaging around 780c/kg. The 4 score lambs, 24-26kg, made $195-$207, to average around 770c/kg. Heavy 26-30kg lambs, sold from $204-$226, to average 770c/kg. The over 30kg lambs made $228-$242, to average around 735c/kg. Unshorn lambs sold to $224. Crossbred hoggets sold to $194 and Merinos to $124.
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