Market news



31 Oct 14 Friday daily sheep summary
Lamb throughput at Wagga was 16% higher week-on-week, at 31,500 head, and while quality was generally very good, increased numbers of lambs presented with dry skins and seed contamination.

31 Oct 14 Friday daily cattle summary
With numbers at Rome Prime back 72% week-on-week, at 330 head, prices rallied across most categories.

30 Oct 14 WA weekly sheep summary
Approaching harvest saw an increase of 6,000 head, with 30,000 head in total, while lamb numbers decreased 10% to 9,000 head.

30 Oct 14 Tasmania market summary
There was a smaller yarding of trade and export cattle at Powranna and Killafaddy this week following a big increase the previous sale.

30 Oct 14 Thursday daily cattle summary
Numbers at Dalby eased 3% week-on-week, at 5,263 head, with all the major export processors, the usual feeder buyers and some restockers in attendance.

30 Oct 14 Thursday daily sheep summary
Lamb consignments at Horsham were 4% higher week-on-week, at 16,784 head, and while there was a reasonable supply of trade and heavy weight lambs penned, a large proportion were showing dryness in the skin.

30 Oct 14 NZ lamb Christmas trade underway
With the 2014-15 New Zealand (NZ) production season now underway, the NZ lamb industry is currently focused on meeting overseas demand for the Christmas trade.

30 Oct 14 Australia on track to fill EU quota
During the first quarter of the 2014-15 fiscal year, Australia exported 6,800 tonnes swt of beef and veal to the EU, up 18% on the same period last year.

30 Oct 14 China online retail sales grow 50% in first nine months
A highlight in China’s retail sector was the 50% growth in online retail sales during the first nine months of 2014, at 1.8 trillion yuan. Online retail sales in this period accounted for around 9.6% of overall Chinese retail sales, an increase from 5-6% reported for 2012 (McKinsey Global Institute).

30 Oct 14 Mixed trends for eastern states lamb prices
Eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, lifted 4% week-on-week, at 192,430 head.

30 Oct 14 SA weekly cattle summary
Total SA cattle supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, declined 29%, to 4,404 head, with Millicent’s fortnightly sale not in operation this week.

30 Oct 14 Vic weekly sheep summary
Victorian lamb yardings, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 10% week-on-week, to total 72,594 head.

30 Oct 14 Stability in the US imported beef market
Imported beef prices in the US held relatively steady in most categories this week, as volumes clearing customs remain high and buyers maintain interest in forward supplies.

30 Oct 14 Cattle, sheep and goat slaughter up across eastern states
Eastern states cattle slaughter reached the highest weekly kill figure last week (week ending 26th October, 2014), at 175,965 head, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service – 13% higher than the corresponding week last year.

30 Oct 14 Dry, hot conditions likely heading into summer – BOM
The latest three-month weather outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), for the November to January period, indicates a drier than average summer for most of eastern Australia.

30 Oct 14 SA weekly sheep summary
SA lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 16% week-on-week, totalling 42,094 head.

30 Oct 14 NSW weekly sheep summary
The beginning of harvest caused lamb numbers, as reported by the MLA’s NLRS, to slip by 5% week-on-week, for a total of 77,742 head.

30 Oct 14 NSW weekly cattle summary
Cattle consignments decreased by 34% this week at MLA’s NLRS reported markets, to total 21,639 head. Wagga lost 20%, to pen 4,540 head, as Forbes and Tamworth yarded 1,810 and 1,949 head, respectively.

30 Oct 14 Cattle producer share of the retail dollar
During the September quarter, cattle producers in Australia received, on average, 32.6% of the retail dollar, down from 33.5% in the June quarter.

30 Oct 14 Vic weekly cattle summary
Victorian cattle supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, was back 28% week-on-week, to total 9,834 head.


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