Tuesday daily sheep summary

11 August 2015


Lamb throughput at Dubbo declined 14% week-on-week, to 35,420 head, and quality was also lower, with fewer heavy weight and well-finished trade weights on offer.

Sheep consignments increased 2%, to 7,270 head, and it was a generally good quality yarding with most grades selling to a dearer trend.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs were back 33¢ on 583¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 2 score Merino lambs lifted 37¢ and averaged 553¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs fell 6¢ on 602¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs lost 7¢ and averaged 593¢/kg cwt
  • Extra heavy weight 4 score lambs were 16¢ lower on 609¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 4 score Merino ewes were 7¢ dearer and averaged 440¢/kg cwt

At Bendigo lamb numbers were down 19%, to 7,158 head, and all the regular buyers were operating and competing strongly, particularly for the better finished trade and heavy weight lambs which were in short supply.

Sheep offerings were up 9%, to 10,989 head, and increased buyer interest lifted market prices.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs gained 9¢ and averaged 623¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 3 score lambs were 16¢ dearer and averaged 639¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 2 score lambs were 58¢ higher on 549¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs lifted 30¢ and averaged 564¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score lambs increased 1¢ on 573¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino mutton were up 17¢ and averaged 378¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator gained 2¢ on 563¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs were up 3¢ on 540¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs climbed 9¢ on 545¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs eased 1¢ on 596¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator was unchanged on 371¢/kg cwt

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

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

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