Tuesday daily sheep summary

01 September 2015


Around 39,950 sheep and lambs were yarded at Dubbo, with good supplies of prime old lambs and young lambs throughout. The market remained strong.

  • Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 17¢ dearer on 616¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter eased 1¢ to average 609¢/kg cwt
  • Light weight 2 score Merino old lambs were 10¢ higher on 527¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 score Merino old lambs gained 37¢ to 544¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score old lambs to slaughter lifted 1¢ to settle on 592¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes lifted 39¢ to average 406¢, however 4 score lines eased 14¢ to 391¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes increased 20¢ to 411¢/kg cwt

Sheep and lamb numbers lifted at Bendigo, with 24,532 head supplied. This rise is attributed to a surge in young lamb numbers with more than 10,000 head yarded.

  • Light weight 2 score first cross young lambs were 44¢ higher on 570¢/kg cwt
  • Trade weight 3 sore first cross young lambs lifted 5¢ to average 593¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter eased 33¢ to settle on 603¢/kg cwt
  • Light weight 1 score Merino ewes lifted 2¢ to 372¢/kg cwt
  • Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes eased 3¢ to 367¢/kg cwt
  • Heavy weight 3 score first cross ewes slipped 13¢ to 337¢/kg cwt

At the conclusion of Monday's markets:

  • The eastern states restocker lamb indicator lifted 5¢ to 584¢/kg cwt
  • Merino lambs were 23¢ higher on 546¢/kg cwt
  • Light lambs gained 4¢ to 547¢/kg cwt
  • The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) increased 2¢ to 601¢/kg cwt
  • The heavy lamb indicator eased 1¢ to 601¢/kg cwt
  • The mutton indicator lifted 4¢ to settle on 387¢/kg cwt

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

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