NSW weekly sheep summary

24 September 2015


Lamb

Lamb consignments throughout NSW slipped 19%, week-on-week, for a total of 91,131 head.

  • Dubbo decreased by 34% for a total of 25,360 head.
  • Tamworth nearly halved its numbers for 1,650 lambs.
  • Forbes slipped by 31% and penned 19,925 head.
  • CTLX lifted 15% to total 3,300 lambs.
  • Wagga eased 13% to yard 20,000 head.
  • Corowa penned similar consignments at 9,639 lambs, as Deniliquin continued its fortnightly market and yarded 7,691 head.

New season trade weight lambs trended $1 to $2 dearer, making from $95 to $140/head, or an average price from 545¢ to 553¢/kg cwt.

Trade weight older lambs slipped $3, ranging from $83 to $127/head and attained an average price from 468¢ to 482¢/kg cwt.

The better finished heavy weight lambs sold $2 dearer, to sell from $110 to $170/head, or an average price from 480¢ to 521¢/kg cwt. The best heavy weight Merino lambs topped at $132/head.

Mutton

Sheep numbers increased by 3%, week-on-week, for a total of 35,245head.

  • Dubbo penned 9,500 sheep, as Tamworth offered 600 head.
  • CTLX yarded 1,700 head, while Forbes penned 7,892 sheep.
  • Wagga consigned 5,000 head, with Corowa offering 4,827 sheep, while Deniliquin penned 2,658 head.

Sheep averaged $3 cheaper, with the medium and heavy weights selling from $54 to $130/head, or an estimated average for the better finished end of 324¢ to 370¢/kg cwt.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards.

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