Friday daily sheep summary

10 February 2017

This week, Wagga consignments eased 34%, to 29,500 head. Quality throughout the offering slipped on the previous sale, with most categories showing the effects of the recent hot and dry weather. Despite a large percentage of the yarding lacking condition, buyer competition remained strong – with restocker bidding intensifying for the limited supply of well finished lambs in particular.

Mutton throughput remained fairly steady week-on-week, at 9,900 head. Overall quality was fair, with medium weight Merinos well supplied.

  • Light weight 2 score old lambs to restockers reached 750¢, averaging 649¢, back 122¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score old lambs to processors slipped 35¢, to 622¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight score 4 old lambs eased 18¢, averaging 653¢/kg cwt 
  • Extra heavy ­­weight 4 score old lambs jumped 13¢, averaging 649¢/kg cwt.
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino ewe dropped 28¢, averaging 414¢/kg cwt 

At the close of Thursday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator averaged 665¢, declining 18¢/kg cwt from the previous day
  • Merino lambs averaged 564¢, up 1¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs averaged 615¢, down 9¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs averaged 618¢, down 5¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs held firm at 625¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator finished 7¢ lower, at 410¢/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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