Sheep prices in WA may have fallen, but strong export demand still exists for Australian lamb, which is a good sign for producers once the current oversupply of sheep corrects. There was recent new demand for old season lambs but in limited quantities, with buyers now shifting their focus back to new season. East coast values have seen a jump as weather affects the supply chain and readiness of stock. Australian wool prices can’t catch a break, with the Eastern Market Indicator falling another 20¢/kg to end last week. Demand doesn’t seem to be picking up from our largest buyer, China, and inflation continues to be a kick in the teeth for demand of luxury items. Cattle prices were relatively stable and yardings higher for WA this week. Beef exports were low for the month of September, with only 70,295 tonnes exported nationwide — 12 per cent lower than the same time last year. A new release of the Agora Livestock Markets app now offers the ability to view full price grids (rather than a range) and can be found in the app stores. Processor and feedlot market bids at the start of the week (¢/kg or $/head): ● WA market indices: Weaner steers 602¢, weaner heifers 550¢, yearling steers 500¢, yearling heifers 490¢. ● SA market indices: Young cattle: vealer heifers 624¢, vealer steers 605¢. ● East coast processor prices: MSA: steers 770, heifers 765¢. Cows 660¢. Jap Ox: steers 740c, bulls 545¢. ● Queensland feedlots: Black Angus: 585¢, Black Angus British X: POA, Wagyu X Angus: POA. To contact buyers and for more price information please login to the Agora Livestock Markets app or online at www.agoralivestock.com.au. Rob Kelly is the founder and managing director of Agora Livestock, a free service with the latest sheep, cattle and goat price grids in one easy-to-use app.