Livestock Report - WA sheep and lamb prices up

Rob KellyCountryman

WA sheep and lamb markets continued to claw back some ground last week with price increasing another 15¢ for lambs.

V&V Walsh and Beaufort River Meats are both bidding $6.40 for crossbred, for lambs.

Mutton and hogget markets are unchanged at $4.90 and $5.50 respectively.

East coast restocker orders in WA remain about $3.40 (on-farm) with a $150 max average price and Glenpadden Feedlot (Kojonup) are at $3.20 on farm.

Goat markets have continued to show a fitting level of stubbornness, and have again been unchanged for the week.

Light goats to depots remain at $4.50 and larger animals at $4.20 liveweight. In WA, Beaufort River remains at $7.55 for a 24kg+ carcass.

Cattle prices were somewhat quieter last week after having a very strong run the week before.

However, they have started this week with some renewed vigour as Queensland hook prices were increased again.

The EYCI and WYCI have also shown a significant jump, reflecting the strength in saleyards, too.

Market bids at the start of the week:

Processor prices (east coast): 100 day grain fed (HGP free): steers $6.80, heifers $6.75. Grass fed: steers $6.25, heifers $6.20. Cows $6.00. Bulls $5.50.

Queensland feedlots: Black Angus: $4.20, Black Angus British X: $4.05, British/Euro/Flatback X: $3.90.

Queensland export orders: Brahman steers and bulls $3.55, bulls $3.45, heifers $3.10

NSW feedlots (steers): Black Angus: $4.25. British, Euro X, Flatback: $4.10.

NSW restocker orders: Angus heifers (350kg) $1500.

China export orders: Heifers (unjoined): Friesians $2100. Holstein (200+ kg, no blood tests) $1000 -$1200. Red Angus $1300. Jersey unjoined heifers (200kg) $1200.

Full price grids and details for all these orders are available in the LIVEstock Pricing app and online at

Rob Kelly is the founder and managing director of LIVEstock Pricing, a free service with the latest sheep, cattle and goat price grids in one easy-to-use app.

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