WA weekly sheep summary

08 October 2015


Lambs

WA lamb supply this week lifted significantly, up 56%, totalling 12,501 head.

  • Supplies at Katanning attributed mostly to the rise, more than doubling on last week, with 7,001 head yarded
  • Muchea yarded 5,500 head, up 10% week-on-week

Lambs at Muchea were mostly light weight young lambs, some with seed and burr contamination.

Light weight 2 score young lambs to restockers were 13¢ cheaper on 448¢, while those to feeders lost 44¢ to average 406¢/kg cwt. Light weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter eased 51¢ to 415¢, while trade weight 2 score lambs to slaughter decreased 47¢ to settle on 413¢/kg cwt.

Mutton

WA sheep supplies eased with a total of 11,324 head yarded.

  • Throughput at Katanning was 39% lower on 5,000 head
  • Muchea yarded 6,324 head, down 31% week-on-week

Quality reduced, with large amounts of light weight and framed lines at Muchea and live export competition was limited, affecting wether prices.

Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes eased 21¢ to average 205¢, while heavy weight 3 scores were 17¢ cheaper on 202¢/kg cwt.

Light and medium weight Merino wethers to restockers were cheaper to average around 360¢/kg cwt.

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

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