Tuesday daily sheep summary

13 September 2016

Lamb consignments at Bendigo increased 37%, to 13,534 head, and the majority consisted of good quality new season lambs.

Sheep throughput was down 11%, to 4,592 head, with a large proportion of shorn crossbred and Merino ewes.

  • New season light weight 2 score lambs were 42¢ lower on 586¢/kg cwt
  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs declined 35¢ on 581¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 3 score lambs eased 17¢ on 602¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes fell 11¢ on 390¢/kg cwt

Lamb yardings at Dubbo lifted 46%, to 22,000 head. It was a fairly good quality offering, with new season lambs well-supplied, along with good numbers of old season trade and heavy weight lambs.

Sheep numbers more than doubled, to 5,150 head, and most grades were on offer.

  • New season trade weight 3 score lambs were back 25¢ on 634¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 4 score lambs eased 15¢ on 617¢/kg cwt
  • Old season light weight 2 score Merino lambs lifted 22¢ on 599¢/kg cwt
  • Old season trade weight 3 score lambs fell 25¢ on 587¢/kg cwt
  • Old season heavy weight 4 score lambs slipped 10¢ on 603¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes jumped 43¢ to 442¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator lifted 19¢, to 623¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs gained 5¢, on 557¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs were unchanged, on 596¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs were down 3¢, on 600¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs were down 3¢, on 607¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator finished 1¢ dearer, on 408¢/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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