NSW weekly sheep summary

10 September 2015


Lamb consignments throughout NSW slipped by 4% week-on-week, for a total of 112,806 head.

  • Dubbo eased by 6%, for a total of 30,630 head
  • Tamworth increased by 15%, to 4,000 lambs
  • Forbes slipped by 5% and penned 31,269 head
  • CTLX added another 10%, to total 3,450 lambs
  • Wagga lost 21%, to yard 25,000 head
  • Corowa nearly halved its numbers compared to last week and totalled 6,400 lambs
  • Deniliquin and Cootamundra penned 7,457 and 4,600 lambs, respectively

New season trade weight lambs trended $2 to $5 cheaper, making from $106 to $146/head, or an average price of 582¢ to 584¢/kg cwt.

Trade weight older lambs slipped $3 to $4, ranging from $90 to $140/head, and attained an average price from 550¢ to 552¢/kg cwt.

The heavy weight lambs sold $2 to $7 cheaper, to sell from $125 to $208/head, or an average price of 570¢ to 592¢/kg cwt.

The best of the heavy weight Merino lambs sold from $130 to $147/head and averaged around the 553¢/kg cwt.


Sheep numbers increased by 9% week-on-week, for a total of 36,595 head.

  • Dubbo penned 7,320 sheep, while Tamworth offered 1,350 head
  • CTLX yarded 1,200 head, while Forbes penned 8,323 sheep
  • Wagga consigned 7,600 head, with Corowa offering 2,800 sheep
  • Cootamundra and Deniliquin penned 5,018 and 2,984 head, respectively

Sheep averaged firm to slightly cheaper, with the medium and heavy weights selling from $62 to $133/head, or an estimated average for the better finished end of 370¢ to 419¢/kg cwt.

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

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