Thursday daily sheep summary

27 August 2015

Lamb consignments at Horsham lifted 78% week-on-week, to 4,653 head, with a large percentage of the yarding consisting of new season lambs in average to good condition.

Sheep throughput was 14% higher, at 4,815 head, with all weights and grades on offer and selling to strong competition.

  • New season light weight 3 score lambs increased 13¢ on 585¢/kg cwt
  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs slipped 17¢ on 590¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 3 score lambs declined 38¢ and averaged 590¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes gained 1¢ on 408¢/kg cwt

At CTLX, lamb numbers were back 38%, to 3,550 head, due to substantial rain in the supply region over the past few days. There were a few pens of new season trade weight lambs on offer, and limited well-finished old season lambs. There were no extra heavy weights penned.

Sheep consignments were 28% lower, on 1,575 head, and it was a plain quality yarding overall, mainly consisting of store conditioned ewes and wethers.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs were up 29¢ and averaged 622¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 3 score lambs averaged 589¢/kg cwt
  • Old season trade weight 3 score lambs averaged 583¢/kg cwt
  • Old season heavy weight 4 score lambs fell 2¢ on 571¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes jumped 33¢ on 362¢/kg cwt

At the close of Wednesday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator increased 12¢ on 571¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs lifted 3¢ on 507¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs were up 5¢ on 531¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs gained 4¢ on 580¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs were 1¢ higher on 587¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator climbed 7¢ and finished on 376¢/kg cwt

Note: All yardings and prices referenced are from MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) reported saleyards.

Back to News

Join myMLA today

One username and password for key integrity and information Systems (LPA/NVD, NLIS, MSA & LDL).

A personalised online dashboard that provides news, weather, events and R&D tools relevant to you.

Customised market information and analysis.

Learn more about myMLA

myMLA Sign Up

Already registered for myMLA?

Sign in here