Markets

AuctionsPlus sells first cross ewes with lambs for record $561

FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to a national record of $561 on AuctionsPlus last week. The previous ewe-lamb record of $516 set online earlier this year was beaten by strong bidding for a line of 16-17 month-old first cross ewes at Gunning, New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

Naracoorte 1st cross ewe lambs make $438 despite virus lockdown

FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to a record price of $438 despite COVID-19 lockdown conditions at the annual Naracoorte sale last Thursday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 23, 2020

Australian growers pull wool as prices drop at auction

AUSTRALIAN wool growers and brokers passed in or withdrew more than a quarter of the bales catalogued for sale in auctions this week as prices dropped lower…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2020

A quiet week for forward wool traders as auction prices dip

IT was a quiet week on the wool forward markets, with activity limited to the nearby months, as the December 19 micron index traded at 1365 cents and 1370 cents prior to auctions opening on Tuesday…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, November 20, 2020

Trade and heavy lamb buyers search for quality as season turns

TRADE and heavy lamb prices fluctuated on quality to finish slightly weaker early this week as processors sought consistent supplies either direct or at saleyards…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Chris Howie’s livestock market wrap: Lamb prices and grass

THE considerable number of forward contract lambs in the system and their price difference with saleyard rates is creating discussion, Chris Howie writes in this month’s monthly livestock market wrap. ..Read More

Chris Howie, November 4, 2020

Wool growers retreat after prices head downward

AUSTRALIAN wool growers reacted to the downturn in auction prices late last week by withdrawing and passing almost 40 percent of the catalogued bales…Read More

Sheep Central, October 30, 2020

Volatility is new norm in forward and auction wool markets

VOLATILITY is becoming the new normal in the wool spot auction and forward markets…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 30, 2020

Young Merino ewes make to $382 at Jerilderie sale

AUCTIONEERS started bidding high and bids flowed freely at the 18th annual John Wells Memorial store sheep sale at Jerilderie, New South Wales on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 5, 2020

AuctionsPlus sheep clearances stay high as demand continues

STORE sheep and lamb prices remained high, but slipped for Merino lines in an increased offering on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2020

Online wool bale sales follow auction prices down

ONLINE wool sales declined in Australia last week as physical auction prices slipped back…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2020

Auction price volatility continues to trouble forward market

THE spot auction wool market reversed its upward trend and gave back almost half of the hard-fought gains of the previous two weeks…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 5, 2020

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