Vic weekly sheep summary

30 July 2015


Lamb

Lamb supply across the state dropped 20% week-on-week, to 18,713 head in total.

  • Numbers at Hamilton were down 55%, penning 2,302 head
  • Supply at Horsham decreased 3%, to 1,746 head
  • Bendigo throughput lifted 4%, to 9,752 head
  • Ballarat penned 31% fewer lambs, with 4,913 head in total

Light weight 1 score Merino lambs to restockers averaged 283¢, while 2 score Merinos returned 445¢/kg cwt. First cross 2 score lambs averaged 547¢, back 6¢ and those to slaughter eased 11¢ on 571¢/kg cwt.

Trade weight 3 score lambs to processors were 10¢ dearer, on 591¢, and heavier trade types averaged 589¢, up 11¢/kg cwt.

Heavy weight 3 score lambs sold to processors 14¢ cheaper, with lighter descriptions averaging 586¢ and heavier types returning 604¢/kg cwt.

Mutton

Mutton offerings lifted 17% week-on-week, to 19,890 head.

  • Consignments at Horsham increased by 63%, to 3,634 head
  • Supply at Bendigo reached 8,998 head, down 4%
  • Hamilton penned a decreased yarding of 2,646 head
  • Ballarat throughput  increased 63%, to 4,612 head

Light weight 1 score Merino ewes were 36¢ cheaper, on 321¢, while 2 scores were 16¢ cheaper, on 358¢/kg cwt. The medium weight 2 score Merino ewes returned an average of 360¢, down 13¢/kg cwt.

Medium 2 score Merino wethers eased 4¢, to average 370¢, and 3 score Merinos were 12¢ cheaper on 383¢/kg cwt. Those in the heavy weight category jumped 5¢, to 399¢/kg cwt.

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

Back to News

Join myMLA today

One username and password for key integrity and information Systems (LPA/NVD, NLIS, MSA & LDL).

A personalised online dashboard that provides news, weather, events and R&D tools relevant to you.

Customised market information and analysis.

Learn more about myMLA

myMLA Sign Up

Already registered for myMLA?

Sign in here