Farm Tender

A whole lotta Lamb

By Matt Dalgleish - TEM

Weekly east coast lamb throughput eased 6% from the previous week, but at 212,568 head remains rather elevated compared to the five-year average pattern for this week in the year with sale yard volumes running 33% ahead of the seasonal average.

In contrast to the 2020 season we are seeing weekly yarding peaks reminiscent of the pre Easter rush. Compared to this week last year east coast lamb yarding levels are 53% higher. However given that, on average east coast light through to heavy lambs are running 35-45c/kg cwt higher than this time during 2020 it is understandable that producers are happy to deliver.

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