Wagga Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb

Wagga 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 06/02/2020 comparison date 30/01/2020
Yarding 41000 Lamb 30000 Sheep 11000
Change -3000

Numbers reduced marginally. Quality was very good with most trade and heavy lambs grain finished. There was a reduced offering of store
lambs under 18kg cwt with quite a tail to the offering. Generally, prices for trade types sold to dearer trends over all weight categories. Heavy
young lambs over 26kg cwt were in greater supply and demand strengthened by $10/head. Lighter weight young lambs were well supported
by restockers, lot feeders and processors.
Trade lambs throughout experienced dearer price trends due in part to strong supermarket competition. The best of the heavy trade lambs,
22-24kg were $9/head dearer to average 858c/kg cwt. Light weight lambs to the processors made from $96 to $147/head. Light weight lambs
back to the paddock made from $90 to $146, while lambs with weight to feed on sold up to $243/head. Despite not all processors operating,
prices lifted $8 to $18/head.
Heavy and extra heavy lambs sold to stronger competition, with all buyers trying to complete a specific American order which closes next
week. The bulk of the lambs sold from $220 to $318/head.
It was a mixed quality yarding of mutton. Competition from buyers was extreme at times with all processors wanting sheep prior to the rain
event predicted this weekend. Heavy crossbred ewes sold up to $261/head to average 644c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes made from $150 to
$223/head averaging 685c/kg cwt. Heavy wethers sold at $182 to $210/head. Trade and light sheep made from $96 to $200/head, with trade
mutton averaging 631c/kg cwt.