Lamb price keep climbing

Lamb price keep climbing at Dubbo

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Return of a major supermarket buyer and a southern export processor helped push prices up as much as $13/head for lambs and $16/head in the mutton market.

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Paul Alchin, Christie and Hood, Dubbo knocks down the pen of crossbred lambs sold on behalf of the Shanks family, Shanks Farms, Dubbo. The tops of the Shanks family lambs made $270/hd for a run of 223 lambs and the second cut made $253.60/hd for a run of 93 lambs.

Paul Alchin, Christie and Hood, Dubbo knocks down the pen of crossbred lambs sold on behalf of the Shanks family, Shanks Farms, Dubbo. The tops of the Shanks family lambs made $270/hd for a run of 223 lambs and the second cut made $253.60/hd for a run of 93 lambs.

Lamb prices continue to climb at the weekly prime sheep and lamb sale at Dubbo, where 29,254 head were yarded on Monday.

The return of a major supermarket buyer and a southern export processor helped push prices up as much as $13/head for lambs and $16/head in the mutton market.

Trade lambs trended $6 to $10 dearer, making up to $204 for 18-24kg lambs while heavy lambs, over 24kg, made as from $193 to $270/hd.

Merino lamb prices increased by as much as $8/hd, selling for $136 to $175 for trade weights and $190 to $227 for heavy weights.

Hoggets sold to $208/head.

The $270 lambs which topped yesterdays weekly prime sheep and lamb market at Dubbo. They were offered by Christie and Hood, on behalf of the Shanks family, Shanks Farms, Dubbo.

The $270 lambs which topped yesterdays weekly prime sheep and lamb market at Dubbo. They were offered by Christie and Hood, on behalf of the Shanks family, Shanks Farms, Dubbo.

Top quotes for the day include a big run of crossbred lambs sold by Christie and Hood, on behalf of the Shanks family, Marathon, Dubbo. The tops of their draft made $270/head for 224 head, while the next cut of 93 made $253.20/hd.

The Kerin family, Happy Valley, Narromine sold a run of 315 crossbred lambs for $268.60/hd. The second cut of 187 head, made $235/hd.

The team at CPS Thomas sold a run of 338 crossbred lambs for $223/hd and the second cut of 309 lambs for $205.

Merino sheep were firm to $4 dearer and the crossbreds were $10 to $16/head dearer in the mutton market.

The better conditioned ewes made from $100 to $237 for crossbreds and $235 for full fleeced Merinos.

Merino wethers sold to $210/head.

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