Steady and similar prime sheep at lamb sale at SELX on May 10

Lamb numbers were steady and quality similar at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange prime sheep and lamb sale on Wednesday, May 10.

There were plenty of store lambs and re-stockers were buying heavier lambs. A small run of well-finished medium and heavy trade lambs and an improved offering of heavy export lambs were penned to the usual buyers.

SOLD: Oliver Mason, Elders sold 111 XB Lambs on behalf of Bobcat Grazing, Crookwell to a sale top of $200ph at the SELX sheep sale on May 10. Photo: Heidi Grange.

SOLD: Oliver Mason, Elders sold 111 XB Lambs on behalf of Bobcat Grazing, Crookwell to a sale top of $200ph at the SELX sheep sale on May 10. Photo: Heidi Grange.

There only was a small run of Merino lambs offered. All the usual buyers were operating in a firm to slightly dearer market. Restocking lambs were dearer on average but more weight was purchased.

Restocking lambs ranged from $86 to $140/head. Light trade weights sold from $103 to $129/head. The medium and heavy trades ranged from $123 to $148/head, averaging 615c to 630c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs were firm to $7/head stronger, mostly on the improved quality of the heavier lambs. Prices ranged from $149 to $178, averaging 595c/kg cwt and extra heavy lambs topped at $200/head.

Mutton numbers eased and quality was mixed. Prices were fully firm. Medium weight ewes sold between $105 and $148/head.

Heavy crossbred ewes reached $194 and heavy Merino wethers sold to $168/head. Most averaged around 500c to 520c/kg cwt

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