SA weekly sheep summary
24 September 2015
Total SA lamb consignments, at MLA reported saleyards, lifted to 21,418 head, up 37% week-on-week.
- The SA Livestock Exchange yarded a total of 15,445 head, up 33%
- Numbers at Naracoorte jumped 48%, to 5,973 head
Light weight, 2 score new season lambs to restockers sold between 414¢ and 827¢ and were 7¢ dearer on 553¢/kg cwt. Light trade weight 3 score crossbreds to processors reached 520¢ and averaged 476¢, to be 38¢ cheaper, while heavier trade weights reached 532¢ and averaged 476¢, back 21¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter were 13¢ cheaper, selling from 426¢ to 539¢ and settling on 470¢/kg cwt.
Old Merino trade weights to processors sold from 330¢ to 460¢ and averaged 442¢, back 21¢/kg cwt.
Total mutton throughput increased a marginal 2% week-on-week, to offer 4,243 head.
- Throughput at the SA Livestock Exchange declined by 6%, to 2,824 head
- Consignments at Naracoorte reached 1,419 head, up 21%
Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes to processors eased 19¢, to 286¢, after reaching 330¢, while heavy weight 3 score Merino ewes averaged 284¢, back 12¢/kg cwt.
Heavy weight 3 score Merino wethers sold to processors for an average of 319¢, back 28¢/kg cwt.
Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards
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