04 Oct Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb -Wagga
Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 03/10/2019 comparison date 26/09/2019
Yarding 49000 Lamb 34000 Sheep 15000
Numbers increased and quality was excellent over the 23,000 new season lambs. Old lambs varied in quality greatly and so did price. The
usual buyers attended along with restockers, stock agents and feedlots all seeking lambs. Trade lambs sold up to $195/head.
The limited supply of trade lambs at other selling centres contributed to the strong sale. Prices were unchanged to $1 dearer, making from
$150 to $216/head, to average 830c/kg cwt. Heavy young lambs sold to lower demand at times throughout the sale. The bulk of the lambs
over 26kg sold from $217 to $273/head, averaging 826c/kg cwt. Old trade lambs made from $144 to $190, with the heavy portion selling
from $180 to $300/head.
The feature of sale was the mutton market where prices improved from $28 to $35/head for the heavy portion. A northern processor
dominated over all categories, with the exception of the lighter weights. Heavy sheep made from $168 to $236 to average 653c/kg cwt, while
trade sheep sold from $140 to $175/head.