Thursday daily sheep summary
04 February 2016
CTLX lamb consignments eased 2% week-on-week to 6,100 head. There was a good selection of lighter weights and shorn lambs however well finished new season lambs were in short supply.
Sheep numbers jumped 74% week-on-week to 5,750 head. All categories were well represented however quality across the yardings was mixed.
- Light weight 2 score new season lambs to restockers remained steady on 492¢/kg cwt
- Trade weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter jumped 24¢ to 590¢/kg cwt
- Heavy weight 4 score old lambs to slaughter increased 14¢ to 573¢/kg cwt
- Heavy weight 4 score first cross ewes averaged 254¢/kg cwt, back 22¢
Sheep yardings at Hamilton increased 50% week-on-week to 12,319 head. Quality was mixed across all categories and all weights were on offer. The full field of buyers were present and operating in a generally stronger market, however restocker interest was limited.
- Light weight 1 score Merino ewes lifted 38¢ to average 253¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes averaged 284¢/kg cwt, up 17¢
- Heavy weight 3 score first cross ewes gained 13¢, averaging 268¢/kg cwt
At the close of Wednesday’s markets:
- The eastern states restocker lamb indicator increased 4¢ on 555¢/kg cwt
- Merino lambs gained 5¢ on 500¢/kg cwt
- Light lambs were up 6¢ on 524¢/kg cwt
- Trade lambs dipped 3¢ on 553¢/kg cwt
- Heavy lambs were 1¢ up on 560¢/kg cwt
- The mutton indicator increased 2¢ on 311¢/kg cwt
Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards.
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