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 28/01/2021 comparison date 21/01/2021
Yarding 33250 Lamb 27300 Sheep 5950
Change  -12250

Lamb supplies declined and quality improved over trade and heavy lamb categories, with most lambs shorn and grain assisted. Heavy and
extra heavy lamb numbers lifted a big percentage over 30kg carcase weight. Shorn trade lambs presented extremely well with the bulk in very
short skins. A full field of buyers were in attendance however not all major export companies operated fully.
In the trade market a single major domestic processor dominated the market for lambs weighing 22 to 24kg, while other processors struggled
to equal prices offered. The bulk of the trade lambs gained $10 to $26/head. Lambs 22 to 24kg sold from $200 to $230/head. Merino trade
lambs sold to a small group of buyers and all categories sold to stronger competition to average from 765c to 795c/kg cwt. Young lambs
returning to the paddock made from $128 to $174/head. There was a full field of export buyers in attendance however, one buyer didn’t
operate. Heavy lambs lifted $14/head to average 881c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs were keenly sought improving by $13 to $14/head to
average 743c/kg cwt over 30kg cwt. A single pen of lambs weighing 39kg recorded a top price of $284.20/head
It was another mixed quality yarding of mutton with heavy sheep in reduced supply. Heavy ewes sold to strong demand lifting $11 to
$18/head dearer to average 507c/kg cwt. Heavy wethers were in reasonable numbers averaging 607c/kg cwt. Trade sheep were limited
averaging 607c/kg cwt.