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22 May 15 Friday daily sheep summary
Lamb consignments at Wagga declined 7% week-on-week, at 28,000 head, and there was a full field of buyers present, although not all operated fully.

22 May 15 Friday daily cattle summary
At the close of Thursday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished at 489.50¢, up 0.25¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day and the highest value on record.

21 May 15 Thursday daily sheep summary
Lamb supply at CTLX declined 5% week-on-week, to 7,950 head, and quality was good for the trade and heavy weight categories, which made up the majority of the offering.

21 May 15 Thursday daily cattle summary
At the close of Thursday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished at 489.25¢, up 1.75¢/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day and the highest value on record.

21 May 15 Vic weekly sheep summary
Lambs consignments totalled 46,758 head, slipping by 7% week-on-week. The penning at Horsham decreased in size by 36%, to offer 5,616 head, while Ballarat and Hamilton slipped in supply by 17% and 6% to pen 19,931 head and 5,616 head, respectively.

21 May 15 SA weekly sheep summary
Total lamb consignments in SA slipped by 8%, with 13,875 head penned. The offering in both SA Livestock Exchange and Naracoorte dropped this week, by 9% and 16% to pen 10,055 head and 2,167 head, respectively.

21 May 15 Tasmania market summary
There was a slightly smaller yarding of trade and export cattle at Powranna and Killafaddy, with 50% being cows.

21 May 15 WA weekly sheep summary
Predicted widespread rain was welcomed across the southern half of WA over the weekend. Coastal areas received greater than 50mm through to the eastern wheat belt at near to 10mm. Total lamb numbers decreased to 15,075 head.

21 May 15 Less beef to the Middle East in April
The beef trade to the Middle East was lower again during April, continuing the pattern seen in the first quarter of 2015.

21 May 15 SA weekly cattle summary
Cattle throughput in SA increased by 25% to total 3,747 head. Mount Gambier and Mount Compass consignments both increased approximately 7% to yard 817 head and 800 head, respectively.

21 May 15 Memorial Day weekend almost upon US
One of the largest beef consumption periods of the year in the US is the Memorial Day weekend (25 May this year).

21 May 15 QLD weekly cattle summary
Total Queensland cattle yardings lifted 5% week-on-week, totalling 22,546 head. Slight increases to supply were noted at Dalby, Emerald and Roma Prime, with 5,734 head, 2,387 head and 1,887 head yarded, respectively.

21 May 15 Mutton prices resilient
Eastern states lamb supply, reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 6% week-on-week, to total 152,186 head.

21 May 15 500¢ EYCI in sight
After breaking through the 400¢/kg cwt mark at the beginning of the year, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) has continued to make rapid gains, and now, the indicator sits at 489.5¢/kg cwt – not only the highest it’s ever been, but looking likely of breaking through the 500¢ mark.

21 May 15 Widespread showers across the south east
The south east region of the country received widespread rain this week, with NSW and Victoria registering falls of up to 25mm in places.

21 May 15 NSW weekly sheep summary
Lamb consignments in NSW lifted 14%, week-on-week, for a total of 91,553 head. Dubbo increased 36% and penned 22,560 lambs, as Tamworth nearly doubled its number at 4,450 head.

21 May 15 WA weekly cattle summary
This report will be available shortly.

21 May 15 Vic weekly cattle summary
Throughput lifted throughout the state, with yardings reaching a total of 16,915 head, up 22%. Bairnsdale offered an increased number of 1,330 head, up 14%, while Leongatha yarded 15% more to reach 3,256 head and Pakenham penned 2,463 head, up 18%.

21 May 15 NSW weekly cattle summary
Cattle consignments in NSW increased by 2% week-on-week, for a total of 28,658 head.

20 May 15 Wednesday daily sheep summary
Lamb supply at Ballarat declined 17%, to 19,931 head, and most of the regular buyers operated in a mostly dearer market.


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