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 12/12/2019 comparison date 05/12/2019
Yarding 62500 Lamb 34800 Sheep 27700
Change 15640

Numbers lifted by over 15,000 for the second last sale prior to the Christmas break. The quality remains consistent week on week with
another significant yarding of store lambs. Agents were very active again with the bulk of the lambs sold to restockers from Corowa,
Shepparton and Yarrawonga with a portion staying local. Heavier lines of light lambs were snapped up by lotfeeders keen to participate. There
was a mixture of both shorn lambs and longer wool lines with the shorn portion showing quality and longer wool lines very dry in the skin. All
regular buyers were in attendance and operated in a cheaper market with the exception of the shorn export types where strong competition
resulted in prices lifting up to $3/head in places.
The trade lamb offering was mostly plain with some domestic processors reluctant to participate at times. Trade lambs between 18kg to 24kg
eased $2 to $3 making between $140 and $172/head, to average 700c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs with quality were again lacking in supply with
25kg lambs making $180/head. Extra heavy longer wool lambs showing the need to be shorn were making between $180 and $220/head.
The shorn portion of heavy export lambs were in good supply and buyers were keen to participate keeping the market firm and driving prices
up to $3/head in places. The best of the shorn portion sold for $260/head to make 742c/kg cwt.
Another abundant supply of store lambs resulted in prices easing $5 to $8/head for the shorn and longer wool portion. Very light lambs to the
restockers sold between $60 to $90 and the heavier types going to lotfeeders made up to $146/head.