Vic weekly sheep summary

10 September 2015


Victorian lamb consignments eased 25%, to total 21,930 head, with all MLA reported saleyards recording a decline.

  • Ballarat numbers eased 31%, to 3,004 head
  • Bendigo consigned 21% less, with 11,555 head yarded
  • Hamilton throughput totalled 1,504 head, back 14%
  • Horsham yardings eased 32%, to 5,867 head

New season light weight crossbred 2 score lambs to restockers averaged 589¢, back 5¢, while heavier light weight 3 scores to slaughter eased 29¢, to 580¢/kg cwt. Trade weight 3 scores to slaughter returned 601¢, back 14¢, and heavier trade weights eased 18¢, to average 589¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 4 scores to processors sold between 570¢ and 628¢ and averaged 595¢, to be 29¢/kg cwt cheaper.

Trade weight 3 score old lambs sold to processors between 500¢ and 605¢ and averaged 562¢, back 23¢/kg cwt.


Sheep consignments remained firm week-on-week, with 21,583 head yarded across the state.

  • Bendigo consigned 10,383 head, up 4%
  • Ballarat numbers eased 18%, to 4,034 head
  • Hamilton supply eased 16%, to total 1,770 head
  • Horsham and 17% more sheep, at 5,396 head

Light weight 2 score Merino ewes reached 439¢ and averaged 396¢, to be 7¢ dearer, while medium weight 3 score Merinos averaged 397¢, up 3¢/kg cwt.

Medium weight 2 score Merino wethers eased 14¢, to 382¢, and 3 scores were 3¢ cheaper, at 392¢/kg cwt.

Note: All yardings and prices referenced from MLA reported saleyards.

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