Poverty Bay

17 May 2019

Matawhero sheep sale 17.05

  • Heavy male lambs made $130-$145

  • Heavy ram lambs earned $140

  • Top mixed age prime ewes sold for $151

Lamb tallies at last week’s Matawhero were fairly high again at around 4000 head. Mainly local buyers were present and held the market firm, male lambs top prices lifted to $145, while medium lambs were bought for around $100-$134. Heavier ewes softened to $117-$125, while mediums were bought for around $90-$120. A number of Kelso breeding ewes were on offer, 2-6  scanned-in-lamb with twins made $156-$180 and singles were $140-$176.