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 09/01/2020 comparison date 19/12/2019
Yarding 39000 Lamb 26000 Sheep 13000
Change 20000

Numbers lifted for the first sale of 2020. Quality was quite good with a lot more lambs showing finish. A percentage of the offering were store
lambs under 18kg cwt with quite a tail to the offering. Generally, prices for trade types firmed for the better presented types. Heavy young
lambs over 26kg cwt were in greater supply. Lighter weight young lambs were well supported by restockers lot feeders and processors.
Trade lambs throughout mixed price trends due in part to a reduced field of buyers. The best of the heavy trade lambs 22-24kg were $5 to
$8/head dearer to average 743c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors made from $88 to $137/head. New season light weight lambs
back to the paddock made from $88 to $137 while the shorn portion to average $116/head. Despite less buyers at the rail, prices were
unchanged to $3/head dearer. Heavy and extra heavy lambs sold to solid competition. The bulk of the lambs selling from $186 to $230/head.
It was a mixed quality yarding of mutton. Competition from buyers was noticeably stronger with all processors attending. Heavy crossbred
ewes sold up to $260/head to average 573c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes made from $149 to $233/head, averaging 611c/kg cwt. Heavy
wethers sold from $149 to $202/head. Trade and light sheep made from $80 to $150/head, with trade mutton averaging 568c/kg cwt.