VICTORIAN saleyard managers have been advised to avoid double scanning of sheep if possible to minimise equipment, labour costs and scanning rate discrepancies.
SALEYARD lamb prices started to generally retreat from record levels this week, as more lambs were offered and buyers showed resistance to current rates.
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.
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 continued to strengthen mid-week, spurred on by domestic processors building Australia Day campaign supplies and keen exporters.
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 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.
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.
A BIG weekly sheep and lamb offering has clinched a record monthly result for online saleyard AuctionsPlus of 341,791 head in November.
SPRING lamb prices are heading for their fourth consecutive annual increase, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.