Lamb numbers tightening on AuctionsPlus, as winter approaches

Sheep Central, 11 March 2017

A tightening in lamb numbers heading into winter contributed to a substantial decline in numbers offered on AuctionsPlus last week.

NSW saleyard lamb prices dip as Bendigo rates lift despite quality

Sheep Central, 22 February 2017

SALEYARD lamb prices started to generally retreat from record levels this week, as more lambs were offered and buyers showed resistance to current rates.

Extra heavy lambs reach record price of $256 at Ballarat as demand peaks

Sheep Central, 01 February 2017

LIMITED supplies of quality trade and heavy lambs are driving saleyard prices to record levels and increasing processor grid rates as domestic and export processors struggle to fill orders.

Season and lack of supply hits lamb contracts hard, forcing saleyard action

Sheep Central, 18 January 2017

LAMB processors hit by lack of contract supplies and quality have helped pushed prices still higher this week, building on a strong start in saleyards last week.

Trade lamb prices under pressure, but light weights are in demand

Sheep Central, 09 December 2016

TRADE lambs continued to come under price pressure in some saleyards mid-week as the southern turn-off began to peak, with almost 60,000 lambs yarded at Hamilton.

Restockers apply heat as processors cool trade lamb rates down

Sheep Central, 07 December 2016

SALEYARD slaughter lamb prices fell further this week as the southern Victorian lamb turn-off started to peak, but restocker prices were firm to better.

AuctionsPlus’ record month boosted by ewes and restocker lambs

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

A BIG weekly sheep and lamb offering has clinched a record monthly result for online saleyard AuctionsPlus of 341,791 head in November.

Trade lamb prices springing into fourth consecutive increase

Sheep Central, 23 November 2016

SPRING lamb prices are heading for their fourth consecutive annual increase, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.

Ewes and lambs to $335, composite ewes to $221 on AuctionsPlus

Sheep Central, 21 November 2016

SHEEP and lamb numbers eased by 3000 to 72,351 on AuctionsPlus last week, with ewes and lambs making to $335, young composite ewes selling to $221 and first cross ewe lambs to $209.

Processors pay more in saleyards as lamb grid rates fall

Sheep Central, 16 November 2016

LAMB prices lifted in saleyards yesterday as supply and market demand shifted back in the favour of producers and restocker competition continued to underpin light and trade slaughter rates.