MARKET demand pushed prices $7 to $11 dearer at the last Wagga sheep and lamb sale for the year.
Buying strength was evident across most lines and resulted in a dearer trend.
Meat and Livestock Australia market reporter, Leann Dax said new season trade lambs were in short supply and sold to stronger prices trends over all categories.
She said well finished medium and heavy trade lambs were $7-$11 dearer.
The better finished lambs made from $105-$145/head to average 527 to 550c/kg cwt.
Shorn heavy trade lambs sold to solid competition with prices lifting $10/head.
Heavy shorn trade lambs average $140.40/head. Light trade lambs 18 to 20kg average $115/head. Well-bred second cross lambs made from $74 to $107/head.
Heavy and extra heavy lambs were in limited supply and all buyers were eager to capture a market share.
Heavy lambs made from $145 to $152/head.
There was more weight in the extra heavy offering however skins were shorter than the previous sale. Generally heavy lambs were unchanged to a few dollars dearer selling at $146-$167.
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