- NSW sheep yardings jumped 55% on the previous week, representing levels that are 38% above the seasonal average pattern.
- NSW lamb throughput volumes are sitting 38% above the five-year average pattern for this time in the season, after a 10% gain in volumes from the week prior.
- Weekly east coast sheep and lamb throughput levels are 42% and 36% above their five-year average trend, respectively.
Weekly sheep and lamb yarding levels surge in New South Wales, pushing east coast sale yard throughput to the highest point seen in months. NSW sheep yardings jumped 55% on the previous week to hit 42,801 head for the week ending 16th July.
This is the first week this year that weekly NSW sheep yarding levels have moved above the five-year average trend with current throughput levels the highest weekly figure seen all season, representing levels that are 38% above the seasonal average pattern.
Weekly NSW lamb yarding showed some vigour too, with the 138,256 head reported accounting for a 10% gain on the week prior. This make for the highest weekly lamb offering in NSW in seven weeks and is just 2,669 head shy of the biggest weekly lamb yarding in NSW seen in 2021.
Current lamb throughput volumes are sitting 38% above the five-year average pattern for this time in the season.
The solid surge in sheep and lamb numbers in NSW have provided support to the east coast throughput levels with east coast sheep yarding pushing above the average trend for the first time since April. There were 62,693 head of sheep presented at east coast sale yards for the week ending 16th July, placing the east coast sheep sale yard volumes 42% higher than the five-year trend for this week in the year.
East coast lamb yardings saw 186,963 head reported for the week ending on July 16th, which was a 5% increase on the previous week. Lamb throughput of this magnitude represents levels that are 36% ahead of the average seasonal pattern.