Prices drop at Ouyen market

Prices drop at Ouyen market


PRICES dropped at the Ouyen sheep market in Vic on Thursday.


PRICES dropped at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange, Vic, fortnightly sheep and lamb market on Thursday, with lambs $20-$40 cheaper and mutton $8-$10 cheaper.

There was 3341 lambs and 380 mutton on offer, totalling 3721 - an increase on the 2623-head yarding at the previous sale.

The top crossbred lambs only made $190 for 60 from MUT, Tempy, Vic, compared with $235 at the previous sale.

Export lambs sold from $175 to the $190 top or $5.50 a kilogram to $6.10/kg; trade types made $114-$155 ($6.20-$7/kg); while stores/light lambs were $28-$106.

G&P Burns, Tempy, sold 24 crossbred lambs at $185, while B&T Jolly, Speed, Vic, sold 36 at $175.

JR, RD&JA Morrish, Ouyen, received $172 for 55 crossbred lambs, while Tanany, Broken Hill, NSW, sold 26 at $155.

HL&PA Yard, Murrayville, Vic, sold 61 sucker lambs at $178, while DJ&KJ Daniel, Pinnaroo, sold 69 suckers at $170.

Heavy Merinos sold from $145-$165 ($5.80-$6.20/kg); light Merinos made $88-$133; while mutton sold from $95-$158.

N&R Monaghan, Tempy, sold 110 Merino lambs at $165; D&P Hopkins, Wentworth, NSW, sold 122 Merino lambs at $162; while Long Trail Farms, Parilla, sold 66 mutton at $158.

Dorper lambs were also offered with B&D Rural, Wilcannia, NSW, making $186 for 30 and $175 for a second lot of 68.

W,M&D Small, Geranium, sold 39 Dorper lambs at $156, while M&C Heintze, Murrayville, sold 38 at $154.

The next sale is on Thursday, August 6.

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