Prop up lamb prices
A LARGER yarding of 410 new season’s lambs at Powranna and Killafaddy on Tuesday was of good quality although with few extra heavy pens.
Feeders and restockers put a solid floor in the trade section while prices for heavy lambs were $5 to $7 a head cheaper.
Heavy lambs were making $140 to $173 and tradeweights $130 to $149 per head. Feeders paid $130 to $143 per head and restockers $124 to $140 each. There was a smaller yarding of mutton and most sheep met an easier market with heavy ewes and wethers making $80 to $118, medium weights $70 to $102 and light ewes $67 to $80 per head.
There was a very small yarding of 55 cattle with almost half cows. Feeders and restockers paid 250c/kg to 282c/kg for yearling steers. There were no trade heifers on offer. The best bullocks made 228c/kg to 250c/kg while restockers bought most grown steers from 220c/kg to 250c/kg liveweight.
The 26 cows were mostly heavy beef types. No cows were booked to either exporter and will get more time in the paddock. Heavy cows made 175c/kg to 184c/kg and mediumweights 142c/kg to 183c/kg.