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Wagga saleyard retains top spot for sheep and lambs

Terry Sim, September 29, 2014

Wagga’s saleyard has retained its position as the NSW centre selling the most sheep and lambs in the latest MLA survey.

MLA’s 2013-14 NSW sheep and lamb saleyard survey showed that the Wagga saleyard yarded 1,964,526 head to June 30, a 12 percent year-on-year increase.

Forbes remained in second place with 1,635,790 head and Dubbo was ranked third with 1,588,704 sheep and lambs yarded. MLA said Corowa edged one place higher this year to rank fourth, with 627,647 head, while Carcoar (CLTX) dropped to fifth place, with 627,647 sheep and lambs yarded.

Griffith was ranked sixth with 602,000 head, followed by Cowra with 375,501 head and then Tamworth with 252,213 head. Cootamundra was the big mover this year, jumping from twelfth to ninth place and consigning 221,987 head, MLA said. Deniliquin rounded out the top ten, yarding 199,179 sheep and lambs over the 2013-14 selling period.

See the full list of NSW saleyard results here NSW-sheep-2013-14

Source: MLA

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