Strong yarding at sheep sale

Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents yarded 9530 head,which was over 2000 more than the previous sale.
Nanjing Night Net

The sale was made up of:

5087 Lambs3143 Ewes395 Hoggets159 Wethers518 Old Sheep228 RamsLamb numbers lifted significantly, but the quality was not as good as the previous sale with the hot weather having an effect on all stock

Heavy lambs were in short supply with the bulk of the lambs on offer beingtrade and store lambs.

There were a few process buyers absent and the market was quoted $10 to $12 off the pace of last sale for the medium and heavy trade lambs, while lighter trade lambs were back $ 7.

Medium to heavy trade lambs sold between $115 and $125.

Lighter trade lambs made between $100 to $110,back $10.

Lighter and unfinished lambs sold tore-stockers at prices between $61and $92to be fully firm to slightly dearer on the previous sale.

Top pen of the day was presented by Ashley Hermes of Bethungra with hisXB lambs on the feeders that made $130.per head.

With a $5jacket and estimated 26.5kgCW, they came back at $4.70/kgCW and were knocked down to Hardwicke Meats.

Most trade lambs ranged from $4.60 to $ 4.80/kgCW. Once again these prices are in line with other regional NSW saleyards over the last week.

Another large mutton offering was presented, but the quality slipped and was much plainer than the previous sale.

Heavy XB ewes with big jackets sold to $83, while medium-framed Merino ewes sold between $45 and $74to the processor back $12.

Light ewes selling from $20 to $40. Most mutton in the $2.30 to $ 2.60/kgCW which would be down 30 cents per kilogramCW.

Vendors are requested to follow MLA“Fit to Load Policy”.

Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents advise the next sale will be a sheep sale on Wednesday, March 23commencing at10am.

Please book with your preferred agent early as this is the last regional sale prior to Easter.

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