WA weekly sheep summary

01 October 2015


WA lamb supply eased 24% week-on-week, to 8,000 head.

  • Katanning throughput eased 40%, to 3,000 head
  • Yardings at Muchea were 9% lower, on 5,000 head

Quality of young lambs slipped at Muchea, with many having been shorn. Quality was also plainer at Katanning, resulting in prices easing.

Light weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were unchanged on 459¢, while 3 score lines eased 22¢ to average 466¢/kg cwt. Trade weight 3 score young lambs to slaughter were 4¢ dearer on 453¢/kg cwt. Young lambs topped at  $110/head, for a line of 3 score heavy weights to slaughter.


WA mutton supply lifted 17% week-on-week, to 17,369 head.

  • Katanning supply increased 11%, to 8,205 head
  • Muchea yarded 23% more sheep, at 9,164 head

Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes slipped 26¢ to average 226¢, while 3 score lines were 29¢ cheaper on 228¢/kg cwt. Heavy weight 3 score Merino ewes decreased 30¢ to average 220¢/kg cwt. Young wethers topped at $116/head, for a lines of heavy weight 3 scores to live export.

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

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