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Summer schedule for sheep and goat sales begins

Monthly sales and fewer deliveries will mark this market for the coming months

The summer schedule of a single sheep and goat sale each month has begun at Winnipeg Livestock Auction. This will likely limit the number of sheep and goats delivered and mean less selection for buyers filling orders for the Eastern Canada market. The June 5 sale saw 344 goats delivered. During the sheep sale, some […] Read more


Signs of life for summer sheep, goat sales

Rain in the forecast and pre-holiday bidding added up to a positive backdrop for the latest sheep and goat sale

Strong bidding fuelled by an approaching holiday season and rain clouds on the horizon promising improved hay production set a positive tone May 15, at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, where 180 sheep and goats were delivered. In the sheep sale, the selection of ewes gave the buyers wide choice for future purposes. The higher-price quality ewes […] Read more



Summer lull settles in for sheep, goat sales

Producers are getting busy around the farm and will defer marketing

The temperatures may have been stubbornly sticking to the low side, but already it is starting to feel like a summer market. That’s when producers, busy with summer farm projects and other activities, withdraw from the market and animal numbers fall. Generally prices take a breather and decline a bit during this period too. At […] Read more


Latest sheep, goat sale focused on local demand

It was too close to Easter for shipment to Eastern Canada

The final sale before Easter saw 275 sheep and goats pass through the ring at the Winnipeg Livestock Auction. There were both individual animals and large groups on offer this sale, and the sale was locally dominated as the proximity to the holiday ruled out any timely transportation to Eastern Canada. This may account for […] Read more



Spirited lamb bidding as Easter approaches

The looming holiday is on the minds of sheep and goat buyers

Even the strong cool winds that reminded us winter had not yet left didn’t deter buyers or sellers at the latest Winnipeg Livestock Auction sheep and goat sale April 3. More than 250 animals went through the ring and goats were strongly featured in the sale. Buyers seeking goat kids found an excellent choice and […] Read more


Strong bidding for lambs at March 20 sale

Younger goat does of all purposes and bidding seemed to continue trends from the last sale

Spring arrived to produce a bright attitude for the Winnipeg Livestock Auction March 20 sheep and goat sale. Producers delivered 220 sheep and goats, and the buyers were prepared for some major bidding. Everyone in the arena was entertained with an orphan baby lamb being bottle fed and comforted in the owner’s lap. There was […] Read more



Bidding better than expected at latest sheep, goat sale

The sheep and goat sale also featured a veal calf trial sale

The winter road drifting conditions and drifting snow didn’t stop producers delivering to the March 6 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales. A total of 146 sheep and goats passed through the ring at the event, with high bidding that surprised a few buyers in some of the individual classes. The quality of […] Read more


Prices promising for future sales

The winter doldrums have broken in the sheep and goat market

Winnipeg Livestock Auction finally had the opportunity to hold a proper sale following some disappointing outings that were sharply reduced due to frigid weather and winter storms that kept both buyers and sellers at home. There were 100 sheep and goats delivered for the Feb. 20 auction. Producers and buyers had high expectations and anything […] Read more



Winter storm slows recent sheep, goat sale

There were few animals and disappointing bidding at the Winnipeg Livestock Auction

January 23, 2019 had a serious major blowing snowstorm threat on the Winnipeg Livestock Auction date; showing clearly the sale was affected. The low delivery of only 100 sheep and goats — and the extremely low bidding from the buyers, showed that this threat was more than just serious. The bidding was even lower than […] Read more


A slow sheep sale to start to the year

It was a very small sale without the usual fierce bidding that accompanies short supply

It was a subdued start to the year Jan. 9 at Winnipeg Livestock Sales, with just 11 animals coming under the gavel. However, the action failed to follow a familiar pattern to market watchers, where few animals generally translate into significantly higher prices. This time the bidding was subdued for such low numbers and the […] Read more