Tuesday daily sheep summary

10 January 2017

Numbers at Dubbo increased from pre-Christmas levels to total 19,070 head of sheep and lambs. More heavy lambs were yarded and quality was generally good.

  • Light weight 2 score restocker Merino young lambs averaged 615¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score Merino old lambs sold from 495¢ to 590¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter averaged 585¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter settled on 583¢/kg cwt
  • Export weight lambs to slaughter averaged 597¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes averaged 391¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score Merino wethers settled on 409¢/kg cwt

Yardings at Bendigo totalled 17,864 head and quality has declined due to the hot and dry conditions. Demand from processors was fairly subdued.

  • Light weight 2 score young lambs to restockers averaged 544¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight first cross lambs settled on 496¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter averaged 469¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 1 and 2 score Merino ewes ranged from 329¢ to 409¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino wethers averaged 418¢/kg cwt

At the close of Monday’s markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator averaged 651¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs averaged 521¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs settled on 584¢/kg cwt
  • Trade lambs opened 2017 at 549¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy lambs averaged 548¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator settled on 399¢/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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