30 Apr Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb
Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
report date 30/04/2020 comparison date 23/04/2020
Wagga report date 30/04/2020 comparison date 23/04/2020
Yarding 23900 Lamb 18000 Sheep 5900
Heavy rain across the supply area caused numbers to drop significantly. Quality was very good with a large percentage of the offering lambs
weighing above 26kg carcase weight. Trade lambs were in short supply, while there was a mixed selection of lighter weight types. Mutton
numbers were steady and price softened over all classes.
Price results for trade lambs strengthened due to the limited supply. The best trade lambs, 21-24kg sold $5 to $6 dearer, making from $190
to $220/head to average 850c to 900c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors held their values due in part to the steady demand from
restockers. Light weight lambs back to the paddock made from $130 to $170/head. Young lambs with weight and frame were keenly sought
by a local agents and feedlots making from $170 to $190/head.
Heavy lambs sold to steady demand from a smaller group of buyers. The bulk made from $215 to $228/head. Extra heavy lambs sold to
fluctuating competition, with the strongest bidding for lambs above 30kg cwt. Prices were unchanged making from $229 to $305/head
averaging 750c to 800c/kg cwt.
A small field of buyers operated in the mutton sale and not all participated fully in a mixed yarding. Heavy sheep sold $10 cheaper making
from $210 to $270 with heavy wethers recording a top price of $248/head. Trade sheep eased a few dollars selling from $130 to $175/head.