Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb

Wagga 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 07/05/2020 comparison date 30/04/2020
Yarding 27700 Lamb 22700 Sheep 5000
Change 3800

Numbers lifted moderately. Quality was very good over most of the yarding. Prices for trade types was solid while heavy young lambs over
26kg cwt were in reasonable supply. Lighter weight young lambs were supported by a large field of restocking orders. Mutton number
increased marginally and prices strengthened for heavy categories.
Price results for trade lambs remained solid, a part of this result was the limited supplies. The best of the trade lambs, 21-24kg, sold from
$190 to $220/head, averaging from 800c to 830c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors held their values topping at $180/head due in
part to the strong demand from restockers. Young light weight lambs were keenly sought by local agents making from $130 to $180/head.
Lambs with weight and frame sold at $185 to $195/head.
Heavy lambs lost the drive from processors selling from $190 to $205/head. Prices for extra heavy lambs in wool bounced around depending
on who was bidding. Generally extra heavy lambs eased $10, selling at $205 to $280/head to average from 750c to 775c/kg cwt.
It was a mixed quality offering of mutton, with heavy sheep in high demand resulting in a price lift of $10 to $15/head. Heavy mutton made
from $190 to $294.20, with the Merino portion topping at $256/head. Trade sheep were firm selling from $130 to $175/head to average
680c/kg cwt.