Market news

01 Oct 14 Sheep market alert
National lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, was 26% higher week-on-week, at 128,604 head, with all states except WA yarding larger numbers.

01 Oct 14 Cattle market alert
National throughput so far this week is up 6%, with 42,234 head yarded – a rise entirely attributed to greater numbers in Queensland.

01 Oct 14 Beef imports into Japan increase in August
Japan imported 58,110 tonnes swt of beef in August, up 6% year-on-year and the highest monthly figure since July 2013. The increase was largely due to greater clearance volume of frozen shipments, while chilled intake was 2% higher than the previous year, at 19,409 tonnes swt.

30 Sep 14 Tuesday daily sheep summary
Lamb consignments at Dubbo increased 22%, to 28,665 head, with good lines of trade and heavy weight old lambs on offer, while heavy weight new season lambs were in short supply.

30 Sep 14 Tuesday daily cattle summary
Numbers at Toowoomba Elders were back 5%, at 787 head, and, with a full gallery of buyers in attendance, competition was strong for prime bullocks and cows and better quality feeder and store lines.

30 Sep 14 Aussie dollar dips below 87 US cents
Yesterday (29 September) the A$ fell to 86.93US¢ – the lowest level recorded since 18 June 2010.

30 Sep 14 USDA suggests more hogs available in 2015, but analysts cautious
More sows are available for breeding than one year ago, but the effect of the second winter of PEDv is still to be determined in the US hog and pig industry.

29 Sep 14 Canada hungry for imported beef
Australian beef imports into Canada continue to grow, with 24,331 tonnes swt received this year through to September 25 (the annual Australian quota is 35,000 tonnes swt annually), up 109% on the same period last year.

26 Sep 14 Friday daily sheep summary
Lamb consignments at Wagga fell 12% week-on-week, to 32,000 head, and there was a full panel of buyers present.

26 Sep 14 Friday daily cattle summary
With some useful rain across south-eastern Queensland this week, numbers at Roma Prime decreased 59% to 632 head. With overall quality good and extra processor buyers in attendance, prices across all categories improved.

26 Sep 14 Mixed results for Japan foodservice in August
Poor weather during August resulted in a 2.1% year-on-year decline in sales across the Japanese foodservice sector, but some categories achieved better results than others, according to the monthly report by the Japan Foodservice Association.

25 Sep 14 New season lamb numbers tracking higher year-on-year
Since July, new season lamb numbers at NLRS reported saleyards across the eastern states (NSW, Victoria and SA) have totalled around 541,900 head, 27% higher than the corresponding period last year, with young lambs now outnumbering old lambs.

25 Sep 14 WA weekly sheep summary
Helpful rainfall was received across most of southern WA this week, which should assist crop development and delay pasture running to seed.

25 Sep 14 Thursday daily cattle summary
Throughput at Dalby this week was back 26%, to 4,300 head, as some rain fell over the supply area, while prices improved across all classes.

25 Sep 14 Thursday daily sheep summary
Lamb consignments at CTLX were 24% higher week-on-week, at 5,250 head, with some top lines of trade and heavy weight new season lambs on offer, along with a reasonable selection of old lambs.

25 Sep 14 Vic weekly sheep summary
Victorian lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, eased 4% week-on-week, totalling 42,279 head.

25 Sep 14 Tasmania market summary
There were a few more trade and export cattle at Killafaddy and Powranna this week, with cows making up about 40% of the total.

25 Sep 14 Feeder cattle prices highest in two years
National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyard feeder cattle prices during the first half of September (1st to the 18th) averaged 200¢/kg lwt nationally – the first time since August 2012, up 16% year-on-year and 41¢ above the low in May 2013.

25 Sep 14 NZ beef and sheep producer sentiment remains buoyant - Rabobank
A plunge in dairy prices in New Zealand (NZ) has had a considerable impact on farmer sentiment, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey, with rural confidence now at the lowest level since September 2012.

25 Sep 14 SA weekly sheep summary
SA lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, lifted 32% week-on-week, to total 19,481 head.


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