But less than ideal pasture conditions across the State means numbers will stay low for some time yet.
Elders livestock agent Don Morgan said while a few smaller lines of lambs had started to come through the Muchea Livestock Centre, he was yet to see many suckers.
Mr Morgan said other agents had a few come through last week, which made about $100, while Katanning was also receiving a small number but "so far that was about it".
He said while the Gingin area was usually first cab off the rank, he expected traditional Wheatbelt suckers to be a few weeks off yet.
"You might get the odd pen from growers bringing their heavier lambs to sell but the bigger, heavier lines of new season suckers won't be in for a couple of weeks," he said.
Mr Morgan said abattoirs such a V&V Walsh were taking lambs with a dressed weight of 15kg to 24kg at $5 a kg and the average weight from what he had seen so far seemed to be about a 19kg dressed weight.
"With prices at about $100 a head, things are a bit off from last year but hopefully they won't be too bad," he said.
In the Great Southern, Landmark Katanning livestock agent Mark Warren said there had been a few suckers with good weights and yield sold off farm but numbers were yet to come through the saleyards.
"New season suckers have been few and far between unfortunately, mainly due to the lack of feed around which is putting the pressure on," he said.
Mr Warren said the way the season was going, lambs wouldn't get to the weights seen last year.
As a result, he said many growers would be forced to choose between hanging on to lambs, or selling to a store market that was not as strong as in the past.
"Lambs that dress out at 17 to 24 kg are making $5 but I see that coming off over the next two or three weeks," he said.
"The average suckers will sell somewhere between $70 to $80 so prices are quite a long way from last year, and growers can expect diminished cents per kg return due to a lack of weight."
With the numbers of ewes mated to crossbreds down this year, Mr Warren said growers were hanging their hopes on the Gingin abattoir cranking up, which would provide a bit more market competition and hopefully get lamb numbers going.
WAMMCO chief executive Coll MacRury said the market was about a month behind the same point last year.
"At this stage we're thinking it will be a very slow start to the season and everything is pointing to the lambs being lighter," he said.
With early lambs going for around $100 a head, Mr MacRury expected prices to ease due to the international market not being able to support any increasing price.
"We are certainly in a downturn and wool, meat and sheep by-products are all very subdued at the moment," he said.
Mr MacRury said hopes were resting on global economies improving in order to see some turn around in meat and wool prices.
"A lot depends on Europe's economy and if it kicks back strongly, as well as what happens with the US economy," he said.