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Latest sheep and goat sale a ‘silent auction’

Few animals and few buyers in physical attendance made for a quiet sale again Jan. 24

The local sheep and goat market is keeping quiet and watching the action to the east very closely. Just 80 animals were delivered to Winnipeg Livestock Auction for the Jan. 24 sale that saw few buyers physically present, but ‘invisible’ buyers were said to remain interested. There was good interest in the ewes. Most appeared […] Read more

No fireworks at first sheep and goat auction

It was a quiet and steady parade of animals at the first outing of the new year

It wasn’t the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air at the first sheep and goat sale of the year at Winnipeg Livestock Auction on Jan. 10. With the holiday season behind it, the market saw little buyer excitement and just 62 animals come and go from the sales arena. During the sheep sale […] Read more

Lights out for 2017 sheep and goat sales

There was plenty of selection at the last sale of the season 
at Winnipeg Livestock Auction

More than 600 sheep and goats hit the ring Dec. 6 at the last sale of the year. Quality showed strongly and there was excellent selection of animals suitable for herd replacement and increase, and even some very calm and gentle animals that would have been perfect for 4-H projects. The bidding on ewes remained […] Read more

No one sure what the future holds

There’s an air of uncertainty around sheep and goat prices as winter takes hold

Freezing rain the night before didn’t stop producers from adventuring out for the Nov. 15 Winnipeg Livestock Auction sheep and goat sale. Farmers delivered 178 animals to this sale, and were greeted with bidding that was not as strong as they’d become accustomed to this past summer and fall. Ewes were mainly represented by wool […] Read more

As markets fill, prices drop

The latest sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales saw buyers as the clearcut winners

Some say November is the end of autumn, others, the start of winter. Either way the Nov. 1 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales coincided with the arrival of snow. It also featured a low-key and subdued tone with markets filling and animal quality average rather than exceptional. Producers could be reducing herds, […] Read more

Hair sheep dominate latest sale

Supply of animals down overall, prices remained steady at Winnipeg Livestock Auction

The warm autumn sunshine showed up at the latest sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, and so did plenty of hair sheep and lambs. Producers seemed intent on taking these animals to market before the cold temperatures arrive. Many buyers seemed to be most interested in ewes and the prices ranged from $1.08 […] Read more

Exotic sheep see little interest

Quality and age of animals were the key to bidding

The Oct. 4 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction saw 258 sheep and goats delivered. The buyers present were not interested in exotic sheep or lambs, but instead paid close attention to age and quality. During the sheep sale, all ewes saw major interest from buyers, with no evident price difference between wool […] Read more

Bids fail to reach peak seen at earlier auction

The action blew hot and cold at the most recent sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction

Bidding was slow and low, then faster and higher, then slower and lower again. Initially the Aug. 16 Winnipeg Livestock Auction sheep and goat sale looked like a dud, with a slow bidding start. But by mid-sale things had picked up and prices approached (but failed to surpass) the strong feeder and lightweight lamb bidding […] Read more

Goat numbers surge at Aug. 2 auction

There was good interest for animals ahead of an Islamic holiday

The supply of about 500 sheep and goats for the Aug. 2, 2017 sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction was an excellent presentation of the possible animals available for those preparing for the Islamic celebration. There was a variety of the various animal weights available so buyers could purchase for the wide range required. There was […] Read more

Summer brings sunnier view of market

There will be fewer lamb and goat sales over the summer months

Along with the arrival of the single-sale-a-month summer schedule June 7, came a more positive attitude towards the market between both buyers and producers. There were 510 animals presented in the ring at the most recent sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction. The sheep sales saw more bidding from buyers and a positive […] Read more