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 18/02/2021 comparison date 11/02/2021
Yarding 31500 Lamb 26000 Sheep 5500
Change 5810

Lamb supplies lifted and so did quality, with more lambs in shorter skins across trade and heavy lamb classes and presenting with plenty of
finish . Most trade and heavy lambs were shorn and grain assisted. Heavy and extra heavy lamb numbers increased with bigger supplies over
30kg carcase weight. A full field of buyers were in attendance and all were operating.
In the trade market major domestic processors dominated and were forced up into heavy lamb categories due to the limited supplies. Lambs
weighing 22 to 24kg, sold $9/head dearer to average 930c/kg cwt. Merino trade lambs sold to a small group of buyers and all categories sold
to stronger competition to average 808c/kg cwt. Young lambs returning to the paddock and to feed on sold from $135 to $195/head. There
was a full field of export buyers in attendance and this week all were operating. Heavy lambs gained $6/head to average 899c/kg cwt. Extra
heavy lambs were keenly sought with prices generally $5 to $10/head dearer. Lambs over 30kg carcase weight sold from $255 to $295/head.
A single pen of lambs weighing 38kg recorded a top price of $319.20/head
It was another mixed quality yarding of mutton, with heavy sheep in greater supply. Heavy ewes sold to strong demand lifting $12 to
$17/head to average 690c/kg cwt. A single pen of heavy crossbred ewes recorded a top price of $295/head. Trade sheep prices fluctuated
making from $134 to $158/head.