Friday daily sheep summary

05 February 2016


Wagga lamb consignments jumped 57% week-on-week to 36,000 head. It was a large yarding with a good supply of exceptional quality grain fed lambs. Medium and heavy weight lambs runs were limited although quality was very good and most sold to strong demand. Light weight lambs for restockers were in short supply.

  • Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 547¢/kg cwt, back 16¢
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs to slaughter dipped 8¢ to 569¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter fell 23¢ to 553¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes gained 1¢ on 314¢/kg cwt

At the close of Thursday’s markets:                               

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator increased 3¢ on 558¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs gained 7¢ on 507¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs were up 3¢ on 527¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs dipped 1¢ on 552¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs were 3¢ back on 557¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator increased 1¢ on 312¢/kg cwt

For the full list of sheep market reports, please click here                                                 

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards.

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