MUTTON sheep prices generally improved across Australia yesterday, in the first saleyard sales since the Easter break.
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.
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.
AUSTRALIA’S sheep, lamb and wool producers are the nation’s keenest to form collaborations, according to the Farming Together program.
INCREASES in wool, lamb, beef, live cattle and dairy export earnings are forecast to keep Australia’s gross value of farm production above average next financial year.
FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to $321 and Merino ewe-lamb units made to $242 in online AuctionsPlus sales last week.
AUSTRALIAN sheep meat and beef industries have had a win in improved chilled access to the United Arab Emirates, one of our largest red meat markets in the Middle East region.
MERINO and Dohne ewe sales continued to feature on AuctionsPlus last week, as sheep and lamb numbers lifted slightly. Sheep and lamb numbers lifted 403 to 30,486 head of commercial stock last week.
Sheep producers could be in for their best year yet according to predictions made at an MLA forum in Melbourne today.