A record winter sale at the Livestock Marketing Centre (LMC) was held last month as the regional agricultural sector enjoys outstanding growing and market conditions.
Local producers sent a total of 56,277 head of stock to the centre for sale on 29 July. The sale grossed $12.86 million.
Wagga Wagga City Council’s LMC Manager Paul Martin said this week’s sheep yarding (5 August) fell just short of the July record with a yarding of more than 55,000.
“Market conditions are strong,” Mr Martin said.
“There’s plenty of sale activity at the centre on market days and that is reflected in the sector which is enjoying these outcomes in recent weeks.
“Certainly these numbers are the best we’ve seen in any winter season.”
The average price per head for the 29 July sale was $228.59.
Image: Aerial view of the sheep yards on 5 August 2021 with a yarding of more than 55,000 head.