Tuesday daily sheep summary

25 August 2015

Lamb consignments at Dubbo were down 35%, to 25,470 head, and included a good selection of well-finished new season lambs as well as heavy weight old season lambs. Merino lambs were also well-supplied.

Sheep throughput was relatively steady week-on-week, at 6,155 head, and most grades sold to a dearer trend.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs lifted 24¢ and averaged 599¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 3 score Merino lambs slipped 4¢ on 490¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score Merino lambs were back 15¢ on 507¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs increased 7¢ on 599¢/kg cwt
  • Extra heavy 4 score lambs were 13¢ lower on 607¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 4 score Merino ewes gained 35¢ on 405¢/kg cwt

At Bendigo, lamb numbers declined 26% to 7,341 head. Quality was plainer overall, particularly across the new season lambs, with the majority showing signs of dryness in the skin.

The sheep offering increased 49%, to 12,721 head, with several large lines of recently shorn crossbred and Merino ewes penned.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs were up 22¢ on 624¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 3 score lambs gained 30¢ on 636¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 2 score lambs slipped 22¢ on 552¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 2 score lambs declined 47¢ and averaged 521¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs lifted 7¢ on 578¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were down 5¢ and averaged 371¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator decreased 4¢ on 546¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs were back 7¢ on 511¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs eased 3¢ on 536¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs lifted 3¢ on 581¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs increased 2¢ on 585¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was 2¢ lower and finished on 366¢/kg cwt

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

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