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 28/11/2019 comparison date 21/11/2019
Yarding  50000 Lamb 28000 Sheep 22000
Change 4000

Numbers were moderately higher. Quality was markedly plainer with a lot of lambs extremely dry in the skin and needing more finish. A large
percentage of the offering were store lambs under 19kg cwt. There were several big runs of light weight lambs from the Monaro and southern
table lands due to the lack of water. Generally, prices for trade types was firm for the better presented. Heavy young lambs over 26kg cwt
were in limited supply. Lighter weight young lambs were supported by restockers and feedlots. Mutton numbers were steady.
Trade lambs throughout, experienced mixed price trends due to the lack of demand from major domestic buyers and southern processors.
The best of the heavy trade lambs, 22-24kg, were unchanged to average 733c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors eased $4, making
from $90 to $130/head. New season light weight lambs back to the paddock made from $80 to $124/head. Young lambs with weight and
frame were keenly sought by stock agents and feedlots making from $138 to $166/head.
The lack of weight contributed to a dearer trend of $8 for heavy lambs to average $177.20/head. Extra heavy lambs sold to stronger
competition, with buyers keen to acquire a market share. Prices were $16/head dearer to average 744c/kg cwt.
It was a mixed quality yarding of mutton. Competition from buyers strengthened for heavy ewes. Heavy crossbred ewes sold up to $220/head
to average 586c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes made from $159 to $202/head averaging from 588c to 600c/kg cwt. Heavy wethers sold at $182
to $210/head averaging 623c/kg cwt. Trade and light sheep made from $106 to $165/head, with trade mutton averaging 601c/kg cwt.