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.
FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to $258 and Merino ewe hoggets to $177 on AuctionsPlus last week. Sheep and lamb numbers increased slightly as patchy rain fell across parts of New South Wales and Victoria.
ONLINE wool demand was consistent last week as the auction market held firm before the annual three-week recess.
AUCTIONSPLUS online wool trading platform Wooltrade attracted limited buyer enquiry last week, as the physical auction market started the 2017/18 financial year by closing firm.