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Saleyard prices surge as Coles releases July forward lamb contract

Sheep Central, 19 May 2017

COLES supermarket has released a forward contract of 690c/kg for 18-26kg lambs for July, as saleyard prices surged by up to $20 for the limited trade lamb supplies available mid-week.

Lamb and mutton prices generally hold as supplies dwindle in saleyards

Sheep Central, 17 May 2017

SLAUGHTER lamb prices held generally firm to dearer this week, as restocking, domestic trade and export interest in lambs remained strong.

Saleyard slaughter lamb prices firm as supplies dwindle

Sheep Central, 12 May 2017

SLAUGHTER lamb prices held firm this week, despite more secondary lambs being yarded, as restockers and exporters competed across the light and trade categories, and processors fought over dwindling quality trade and heavy supplies.

JBS Australia releases forward contract for MSA lambs as saleyard prices dip

Sheep Central, 05 May 2017

LAMB processor JBS Australia this week joined other major market operators and released forward contracts for June and July delivery of MSA-registered lambs to its Brooklyn plant in Victoria and Bordertown in South Australia.

Guyra wethers hit $203 and lamb prices continue to climb

Sheep Central, 07 April 2017

MERINO wethers sold for more than $200 at Guyra and lamb prices continued to climb in saleyards this week as tightening supplies were restricted further by rain across northern New South Wales.

Slaughter lamb prices surge as saleyard offerings dip

Sheep Central, 15 February 2017

LAMB prices surged in major saleyards his week, with strong domestic and export processor demand for reduced yardings in some big New South Wales and Victorian centres.

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.

Trade and heavy lamb prices strengthen as Australia Day approaches

Sheep Central, 20 January 2017

TRADE and heavy lamb prices continued to strengthen mid-week, spurred on by domestic processors building Australia Day campaign supplies and keen exporters.

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.

Lamb exports rise 3pc, while mutton slips 12pc for 2016

Jon Condon, 12 January 2017

A strong finish to the year saw Australia’s 2016 lamb exports rise 3 percent over the previous year, while mutton exports fell 12pc. Total lamb exports last year reached 242,285 tonnes shipped weight, up from 240,000t the year before. Last year’s trade was back slightly from 2014’s record volume, but 23pc higher than the five-year average.