MERINO ewes sold to $232, first cross ewes made to $237 and Merino wether lambs to $121 as buyers bid for a reduced AuctionsPlus offering last week.
RESTOCKER and prime lambs met strong competition on AuctionsPlus last week, with the national lamb and 14th Annual North East Victorian lamb sales swelling the online offering.
AUCTIONSPLUS’ sheep and lamb listings eased almost 19,000 to 83,470 head last week, with the New South Wales’ offering falling by 17,000 as rain fell across the eastern half of the state.
ONLINE demand for scanned in-lamb Merino ewe hoggets and first cross ewe lambs increased on AuctionsPlus last week.
RAIN and dwindling supplies meant more sheep stayed in the north last week, as AuctionsPlus offered 32,466 sheep and lambs online, up 6300 on the previous week.
More buyers for fewer sheep and lambs boosted the on online clearance rate by almost 20 percent on AuctionsPlus last week.
AUCTIONSPLUS sheep and lamb listings grew last week to round off a record monthly online offering as dry conditions continued across eastern Australia.
ONLINE AuctionsPlus wool sales retracted as the record-breaking physical wool market appeared to run its course last week.
LAMB prices fell nationally in saleyards early this week as more new season lambs came onto the market. The National Livestock Reporting Service recorded an increase in domestic buyer demand, but less export enquiry, with heavy and extra heavy weight lamb prices falling by up to $22 in New South Wales markets.
ONLINE wool sales resumed last week, with the resumption of the physical market and AuctionsPlus sold more than 900 bales before this week’s auctions started.