Tuesday daily sheep summary

16 February 2016

Consignments of sheep and lambs lifted at Dubbo, to 31,200 head and there was once again a good supply of heavy weight lambs penned.

  • Light weight 2 score Dorper lambs lifted 34¢ to average 547¢, while Merino lines were 33¢ cheaper on 491¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter eased 59¢ to average 511¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter ranged in price from 477¢ to 548¢/kg cwt
  • Light weight 2 score Merino ewes slipped 28¢ to average 293¢, while heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes eased 55¢ to settle on 311¢/kg cwt

Supply eased at Bendigo, with 14,497 head of sheep and lambs yarded. Quality was plainer, with most lambs lacking condition and this impacted price.

  • Light weight 2 score lambs to restockers were 33¢ dearer on 544¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight first cross lambs were firm on 514¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score first cross lambs slipped 9¢ to average 495¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 3¢ cheaper on 509¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes gained 16¢ to average 318¢, while heavy weight 3 scores lifted 35¢ to settle on 317¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:                                      

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator gained 8¢ to 562¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs slipped 5¢ to 482¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs lost 1¢ to 528¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs were back 7¢, at 527¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs declined 4¢ to 525¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was 4¢ cheaper on 308¢/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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