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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



Last auction bids farewell to 2018

It was a year of change for sheep and goat producers in Manitoba

Winnipeg Livestock Auction capped 2018 with one final sale December 19 with 300 animals delivered for auction. There have been many changes through the year, as some established producers chose to close the farm doors while others just started production for the first time and some chose this as the time to grow their business. […] Read more


East for Christmas

The Dec. 5 sheep and goat sale was the last one that could service the Christmas market in Eastern Canada

Dec. 5 saw Winnipeg Livestock Auction hosting the last sale to reach the eastern market before the Christmas season hits. The distance and travel time required place the next sale outside the window to service this seasonal spike in demand. That meant outside buyers were more active than local buyers, who will likely dominate the […] Read more



Holiday season well supplied

The Rabi’ al-awwal festival signifies the birth of the prophet Muhammad

A total of 392 sheep and goats made their way through the sales ring Nov. 21 at Winnipeg Livestock Auction. Buyers were out in numbers to purchase animals intended for consumption at the upcoming Rabi’ al-awwal Muslim festival. Sellers were aware of the significance of the date and kept buyers well supplied with selection. Dorper-cross […] Read more


Fall sheep herd reduction in evidence

Sheep growers are cutting down the herd with an eye to feeding costs this winter

There was a distinct chill in the air at the Nov. 7 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, but that cooling trend didn’t extend to the sales ring. There the action was heating up as producers looked to reduce herds with an eye to managing winter feed costs after a long and dry […] Read more