Thursday daily sheep summary

19 November 2015


Lamb numbers at CTLX increased 2% to 10,400 head. It was a very good quality yarding with well-finished young lambs well represented and the usual buyers competed.  

Sheep throughput jumped 59%, to 4,600 head. Quality was good, with most prime conditioned ewes and wethers selling to a cheaper trend.

  • Light weight 2 score young lambs sold to a top of 640¢, averaging 579¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score young lambs were back 90¢, on 470¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy 4 score young lambs eased 23¢, to average 527¢/kg cwt
  • Extra heavy 4 score young lambs averaged 512¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy 4 score crossbred ewes averaged 302¢, up 2¢/kg cwt

It was a near capacity yarding at Hamilton selling centre with 53,310 lambs penned, up 19% week-on-week. A full contingent of buyers was present with some extra northern domestic and export buyers present and operating competitively.  It was a very good quality yarding with all grades well represented.

  • Light weight 2 score young lambs to restockers  improved 28¢, to average 543¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score young lambs averaged 512¢, up 30¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight  4 score young lambs improved 45¢, to average 534¢/kg cwt
  • Extra heavy 4 score young lambs lifted 32¢ on 522¢/kg cwt

At the close of Wednesday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator increased 1¢ on 551¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs eased 3¢ on 478¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs were up 12¢ on 512¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs were up 4¢ on 517¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs were up 9¢ on 522¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator eased 1¢ on 333¢/kg cwt

For the full list of sheep market reports, please click here

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

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