Numbers at Toowoomba increased significantly after last week's public holiday, with young cattle lines dominating the selling pens and generally good buyer attendance.
Cattle supply at Roma prime declined 20% week-on-week, subsequent to light rainfall across the local area.
South-eastern Australia received excellent falls this week
Winter has commenced with a flourish across south eastern Australia
National lamb slaughter during April increased 15% year-on-year and 8% on the five-year average
Consignments at Wagga’s sheep and lamb market decreased significantly this week
Skin rates were unchanged this week
Despite the short trading week, cattle numbers increased around 30% this week at Roma’s weekly store sale
National cattle indicators, as reported by MLA’s NLRS, generally eased this week
Consignments slipped 48% week on week with substantial rainfalls the contributing factor.
Rainfall throughout the state reduced lamb numbers by nearly half at MLA NLRS markets.
The south of the state recorded further rainfall early in the week with the remainder remaining fine and cold.
Unseasonal weather conditions have persisted in the far north of WA, with areas of the Kimberly and Pilbara remaining wet.
In May, butcher red meat sales were relatively steady to slightly lower compared with the same time in 2012, according to results from MLA’s butcher survey carried out by Millward Brown.
The short working week due to the public holiday had no effect on supply.