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EID should aid saleyard lamb feedback, but a warning on processor capacity

Terry Sim, 01 September 2017

ELECTRONIC tag identification of saleyard lambs in Victoria should make it possible for processors to give carcase feedback, the It’s Ewe Time forum in Hamilton heard yesterday.

Victorian saleyard managers told EID implentation dates are ‘locked in’

Terry Sim, 16 August 2017

VICTORIAN saleyard managers have been told sheep and goat electronic identification implementation dates would not be changed despite rumours some stock agents might seek an extension.

New season lamb prices trend lower as numbers lift and buyers get selective

Sheep Central, 16 August 2017

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.

Old lamb and mutton prices drop as seasonal supply and quality declines

Sheep Central, 05 July 2017

OLD lamb prices continued to slide in saleyards this week, with processors applying additional price pressure through lower carcase grid rates and restockers seeking new season lambs with less weight and dentition risk.

Old lamb prices fall, but new season lambs make 660-700c/kg-plus

Terry Sim, 21 June 2017

SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.

First cross ewes to $344 and new season lambs 800-950c/kg on AuctionsPlus

Sheep Central, 12 June 2017

STRONG demand for breeding ewes for prime lamb production pushed first cross ewe prices to $344 in online AuctionsPlus sales last week.

Lamb and mutton prices jump as rain falls and sellers favour saleyards

Sheep Central, 24 May 2017

LAMB and mutton sheep prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week, as rainfall exacerbated an already tight supply situation. Recent price rises have flushed more lambs off farms and feedlots, and numbers increased at New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian saleyards.

Saleyard prices surge as Coles releases July forward lamb contract

Sheep Central, 19 May 2017

COLES supermarket has released a forward contract of 690c/kg for 18-26kg lambs for July, as saleyard prices surged by up to $20 for the limited trade lamb supplies available mid-week.

Lamb and mutton prices generally hold as supplies dwindle in saleyards

Sheep Central, 17 May 2017

SLAUGHTER lamb prices held generally firm to dearer this week, as restocking, domestic trade and export interest in lambs remained strong.

Scanned first cross ewes sell to $272 in bigger AuctionsPlus offering

Sheep Central, 15 May 2017

FIRST cross ewes sold to $272 and Merino wethers made to $145 on AuctionsPlus last week as online numbers rose 11,657 to 45,257 head.