16 Jan 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 16/01/2020 comparison date 09/01/2020
Yarding 47000 Lamb 30000 Sheep 17000
Numbers lifted on the back of last week’s dearer market. Quality was very good with a large percentage of the offering, supplementary fed
lambs weighing over 25kg. Trade lambs were in short supply which resulted in domestic buyers having to compete against export processors.
It was a full field of buyers operating, along with a bigger group of feedlot buyers and restockers.
Trade lambs gained $5/head. The best of the heavy trade lambs, 22-24kg averaged 739c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors made
from $98 to $145/head. Lighter weight lambs back to the paddock and to feed on, made from $88 to $147/head. Heavy lambs were keenly
sought by a restocker to fill a contract paying up to $235/head. A full field of buyers at the rail prices lifted prices by $5 to $9/head. The bulk
of the lambs sold from $178 to $248/head to average 697c/kg cwt.
It was a mixed quality yarding of mutton. Competition from buyers was noticeably weaker with all processors attending. Heavy crossbred
ewes sold up to $227, to average 557c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes made from $152 to $198/head, averaging 547c/kg cwt. Heavy wethers
sold from $150 to $211/head. Trade mutton sold from $115 to $139/head, averaging 547c/kg cwt.