De­niliquin sheep sale re­port:

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

Lamb num­bers in­creased at the De­niliquin sale on Tues­day as new sea­son lambs start to ap­pear.

There were about 3000 young lambs in the yard­ing of 10,894, and qual­ity for the lead pens off ir­ri­ga­tion was very good.

The core buy­ing group op­er­ated, al­though the ma­jor do­mes­tic com­pa­nies didn’t.

Prices for most of the trade and heavy lambs showed a cor­rec­tion of $4 to $10/head on a fort­night ago.

The sheep sale was weaker, with prices av­er­ag­ing $10 to $25/head cheaper, as the sale de­creased in line with re­cent mut­ton trends.

The heav­i­est pen of young lambs es­ti­mated around 27-28kg car­case weight (cwt) sold for $240, and it was one of six drafts to make over $200/head.

The lead pens of young lambs were es­ti­mated to go from 820c to 850c/kg cwt.

Old sea­son lambs sold to $260/head, for a small num­ber of ex­tra heavy cross­breds. Sales of old sea­son lambs did show a lot of price vari­ance based on qual­ity, num­ber to a pen and con­di­tion. The bet­ter slaugh­ter types fluc­tu­ated from 780c to 850c/kg cwt.

Pro­ces­sor de­mand for plain and light weight lambs was dull and this sec­tion of the mar­ket showed the big­gest price cor­rec­tions.

Mut­ton num­bers in­creased by 500 head as pro­duc­ers con­tinue to de­stock old ewes.

Prices were cheaper across all weights and grades, es­ti­mated to go from 370c to 420c/kg cwt across the bulk of the mar­ket. The heav­ier and bet­ter cov­ered Merino ewes sold from $123 to $153/head.

Very plain and light sheep sold from $30 to $88/head.

New Sea­son Lambs – Pisas­ale Pas­toral, $240; W S Holden, $226; Lou Why­born, $222.

Old Lambs – W Rice, $260; A & J Thomas, $240; P & L Park, $229.20.

Hoggets – T & J Cald­well, $178.60; Stu­art Dud­ley, $176; K & M Al­litt, $174.20.

Sheep – Mil­l­abong Pas­toral, $153; D Wal­ton, $150; Noob­noorac, $148.

Rams – M & C Bull, $108; Mil­l­abong Pas­toral, $100.

De­niliquin’s Bill Holden and his grand­daugh­ter Pippa Holden at Tues­day’s sheep sale. Holden Pas­toral’s pen of cross­bred lambs sold for $226 a head.

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