Friday daily sheep summary
27 November 2015
Lamb consignments at Wagga increased 4% week-on-week to 26,000 head. Secondary young lambs were well represented and quality across all categories was fair. Good quality lots of store lambs attracted restocker enquiry.
Sheep numbers fell 33% week-on-week, to 8,000 head, with prices easing across most categories.
- Light weight score 2 young lambs to restockers were up 28¢ to 620¢/kg cwt
- Trade weight score 3 young lambs to slaughter averaged 557¢/kg cwt, up 25¢
- Heavy weight score 3 young lambs to slaughter sold 15¢ higher averaging 559¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight score 2 Merino ewes gained 49¢ to 327¢/kg cwt
At the close of Thursday’s markets:
- The eastern states restocker lamb indicator gained 2¢ on 551¢/kg cwt
- Merino lambs rallied 13¢ on 456¢/kg cwt
- Light lambs increased 3¢ on 506¢/kg cwt
- Trade lambs climbed 2¢ on 515¢/kg cwt
- Heavy lambs gained 2¢ on 517¢/kg cwt
- The mutton indicator remained steady on 326¢/kg cwt
Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards.
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