HAMILTON agents yarded 2800 lambs and 230 sheep at Wednesday’s market, representing a slight increase in numbers to the previous week.
It was a very good offering of medium and heavy weight lambs with fewer lighter trade and tail end lambs. The sheep offering consisted of mainly crossbred types covering most weights and grades. Not all the regular buyers were fully active. Some feeder competition was evident, however store competition was non-existent resulting in lambs to the trade being $10 to $15 per head softer over most categories. Top lambs reached $160p/hd with hoggets selling to $121p/hd. Sheep competition remained firm to $5p/hd easier overall.