Friday daily sheep summary

14 August 2015


Lamb consignments at Wagga decreased 4% week-on-week, to 22,000 head, with a full panel of buyers in attendance.

Sheep throughput was up 40%, to 7,000 head, with a fair proportion of the yarding recently shorn medium weight lines. All weights and grades were represented.

  • New season light weight 3 score lambs fell 30¢ and averaged 552¢/kg cwt
  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs declined 24¢ on 593¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 3 score lambs slipped 27¢ on 592¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 2 score Merino lambs were back 74¢ and averaged 497¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs were 23¢ lower on 579¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs eased 27¢ on 590¢/kg cwt
  • Extra heavy 4 score lambs fell 23¢ and averaged 585¢/kg cwt.
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes declined 19¢ on 372¢/kg cwt

At the close of Thursday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator lifted 17¢ on 549¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs were back 8¢ on 529¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs eased 2¢ on 539¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs declined 4¢ on 592¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs slipped 5¢ on 594¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was 4¢ lower and finished on 375¢/kg cwt

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

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