Friday daily sheep summary

04 September 2015

Numbers at Wagga lifted, with 32,000 lambs and 9,000 sheep yarded. There were around 20,000 young lambs penned and quality was outstanding.

  • Light weight 3 score trade weight young lambs to slaughter were 39¢ cheaper on 564¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter averaged 562¢/kg cwt
  • Light weight 3 score Merino old lambs eased 31¢ to 524¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter were 72¢ cheaper on 539¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 and 3 score Merino ewes were firm to 14¢ dearer and ranged from 342¢ to 410¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score Merino ewes gained 15¢ to average 410¢/kg cwt

At the conclusion of Thursday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 3¢ dearer on 613¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs decreased 7¢ to 539¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs were 9¢ lower on 545¢/kg cwt
  • The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) eased 12¢ to 590¢/kg cwt
  • The heavy lamb indicator lost 14¢ to 585¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was 1¢ lower on 382¢/kg cwt

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.

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