Tuesday daily sheep summary

08 November 2016

At Dubbo, lamb throughput declined 31% to 14,900 head. It was a much plainer quality yarding this week, with ideal trade and heavy weight lambs limited and not all the regular buyers operating in a cheaper market.

Mutton supplies decreased 19%, to 7,070 head. It was a good quality yarding, with a few drafts of heavy weight ewes & wethers presenting in outstanding condition.

  • New season light weight 2 score lambs were up 29¢, to 636¢/kg cwt
  • Old season trade weight 3 score lambs to processors eased 16¢, to 557¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes eased 27¢, to 357¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 4 score Merino wethers lifted 4¢, averaging 371¢/kg cwt

Lamb consignments at Bendigo increased 18%, to 18,559 head. Unshorn young lines made up the majority of the yarding and quality held firm, with processor demand softening week-on-week. A mixed price trend underlined the sale, with those to slaughter finishing cheaper, and plainer lighter weights marginally dearer.

Sheep numbers increased 55%, to 5,700 head. Merinos and first-cross sections were well supplied, with the majority presenting in notable condition and prices generally stronger week-on-week.

  • New season light weight 2 score lambs to restockers were back 12¢, at 564¢/kg cwt
  • New season trade weight 3 score first-cross lambs eased 41¢, to 502¢/kg cwt
  • New season heavy weight 4 score lambs to processors slipped 55¢, averaging 509¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes were up 12¢, averaging 397¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator settled 1¢ dearer, at 618¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs were up 4¢, to 541¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs held firm on 571¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs held steady on 546¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs dropped 2¢, to 533¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator settled 2¢ dearer, at 362¢/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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