Thursday daily sheep summary

13 August 2015


Lamb and sheep numbers lifted at CTLX, with a total of 9,700 head offered.

  • Light weight 2 score lambs to slaughter were 46¢ cheaper on 423¢, while Merino lines were 51¢ dearer on 470¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 22¢ cheaper on 548¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter lost 9¢ to average 563¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score first cross ewes decreased 36¢ to average 322¢/kg cwt.

Lamb and sheep supply increased at Hamilton with a total of 4,276 head. There was more competition, which helped to create a dearer market overall.

  • Light weight 2 score lambs to slaughter averaged 592¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were 49¢ higher on 618¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs to slaughter lifted 10¢ to average 586¢/kg cwt
  • Light weight 1 score first cross ewes gained 35¢ to 380¢, while medium weight lines were 48¢ dearer on 405¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score first cross ewes lifted 2¢ to settle on 364¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino wethers were 48¢ higher on 433¢/kg cwt

At the close of Wednesday’s markets:

  • The Eastern states restocker lamb indicator was 5¢ lower on 532¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs lost 8¢ to 537¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs eased 5¢ to 541¢/kg cwt
  • The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) was 1¢ lower on 596¢/kg cwt
  • The heavy lamb indicator slipped 2¢ to 599¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was 5¢ higher on 379¢/kg cwt.

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

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