Thursday daily sheep summary
20 October 2016
Number declined by 22% at CTLX Carcoar to total 5,350 head week-on-week. It was a good quality yarding, with a good selection of new season lambs in good condition however old lamb and mutton quality was mixed.
- Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter gained 7¢ to average 556¢/kg cwt
- Light weight 2 score old Merino lambs topped at 527¢ and averaged 465¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes were 15¢ dearer, settling on 322¢/kg cwt
Wet weather saw supply at Horsham ease to total 8,684 head week-on-week. Quality was again good, with the usual buying group operating in a firm to dearer lamb market while less competition saw the sheep market ease.
- Light weight 3 score lambs to processors jumped 25¢ to average 560¢/kg cwt
- Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter gained 20¢ to average 546¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes slipped 52¢ to average 378¢/kg cwt
- Heavy weight, 4 score, first cross ewes eased 16¢ to average 321¢/kg cwt
At the close of Wednesday’s markets:
- The eastern states restocker lamb indicator averaged 10¢ dearer on 605¢/kg cwt
- Merino lambs gained 1¢, on 507¢/kg cwt
- Light lambs averaged 547¢, up 6¢/kg cwt
- Trade lambs settled 3¢ higher on 547¢/kg cwt
- Heavy lambs were up 2¢, on 536¢/kg cwt
- The mutton indicator slipped 6¢ to average 361¢/kg cwt
Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA reported saleyards.
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