Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb

Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb

Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 07/11/2019 comparison date 31/10/2019
Yarding 54000 Lamb 30000 Sheep 24000
Change 3000

Numbers were similar and agents offered a good to fair quality offering of lambs. Prices for trade types weakened under the bigger flush of
supplies further south. Heavy young lambs over 26kg cwt were in limited numbers. Lighter weight young lambs were supported by steady
restocker demand, with orders mostly from the local area. Meanwhile, mutton numbers climbed and continued its stellar run with price for
quality.
Price results for trade lambs softened, a part of the weaker result was less processor competition. The best of the heavy trade lambs, 22-
24kg, eased $6/head to average 747c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors eased $2 to $6/head, lacking the processor competition of
previous weeks. New season light weight lambs back to the paddock sold to fluctuating trends, making from $65 to $133/head. Young lambs
with weight and frame were keenly sought by local agents and restockers, making from $140 to $166/head. Heavy lambs lost traction, selling
from $188 to $215/head. Prices for extra heavy lambs in wool bounced around, with the shorn portion attracting most demand. Generally,
extra heavy lamb prices eased $11, selling from $216 to $270/head.
It was a very mixed quality yarding of mutton, with good numbers of trade sheep through the offering. Mutton prices strengthened on the
back of last weekend’s rain. Prices jumped $11 to $23/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold up to $235/head, to average 589c/kg cwt. Heavy
Merino ewes made from $150 to $230/head, averaging 600c to 622c/kg cwt. Heavy wethers sold from $151 to $220/head, averaging 615c/kg
cwt. Trade and light sheep made from $90 to $154/head, with trade mutton averaging 591c/kg cwt.