WA processor bids for sheep and lambs were stable again last week at 580¢ for hoggets and mutton, 720¢ for crossbred lambs and 700¢ for Merinos.
WA processor bids for sheep and lambs were stable last week with bids remaining at 580¢ for hoggets and mutton, 720¢ for crossbred lambs and 700¢ for Merinos.
There were signs of weakness in WA mutton last week with one buyer reducing the price by 10¢.
WA crossbred lambs found some strength last week and managed to jump 20¢ but the rest of the markets remained relatively flat.
Lambs remain at 700¢ OTH and 320¢ liveweight on-farm. Mutton is currently bid at 580¢ after several strong weeks.
WA lamb prices eased last week with BRM lowering the bid by 20¢ to 700¢.
WA lamb markets were supported last week with V&V Walsh and WAMMCO both increasing the crossbred lamb prices.
WA lamb markets have shown some strength heading into 2021 with prices increasing to 720¢ with Beaufort River Meats.
WA lamb prices continue to be very well supported at current levels.
After a short period of stability, WA prices have jumped higher again. Lambs increased 40¢ to 680¢/kg with multiple processors, and mutton jumped 40¢ to 540¢/kg.
WA sheep and lamb direct markets were unchanged last week.
Mt Barker Regional Saleyards yarded 2,286 head of good quality cattle on Thursday, November 19.
Katanning Regional Saleyards penned 18,918 sheep and lambs on Wednesday, November 18.
WA sheep and lamb markets continued to claw back some ground last week with price increasing another 15¢ for lambs.
There were 8409 sheep and lambs panned at Katanning Regional Saleyards on Wednesday, September 16, up approximately 1,200 head.
Mt Barker Regional Saleyards yarded 488 head of good quality cattle on Wednesday, September 10.
Numbers were down approx 3,500 head for a total yarding of 7,206 sheep and lambs at Katanning on Wednesday, September 9.
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 3,304 sheep and lambs at Katanning on Wednesday, July 15.
Numbers were down at Mt Barker for a total yarding of 736 head of mixed quality cattle on Thursday, July 16.
Processor grids were lower across the country last week. Over east, prices eased from more than $9/kg with some processors back to around $8.50/kg.
Boyanup saleyards yarded 180 head of cattle, down 29 head, on Tuesday, July 14.
There were 1762 head of cattle and 3400 sheep and lambs yarded at Muchea Livestock Centre this week.
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 5,091 sheep and lambs at Katanning on July 8.
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 941 head of mixed quality cattle at Mt Barker on Thursday, July 9.
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