Bendigo livestock markets

Sheep and lambs

BENDIGO

September 11. Yarding: 23,580. Change: down 1763. Lambs:16,068. Change: down 2922. 

Lamb numbers dropped to 16,068 head, nearly 3000 less than the previous week. Quality in the young lambs varied from very good down to plain types lacking finish. 

All the regular processors attended but appeared price sensitive, with some buyers stepping in and out of the market which caused bidding to fluctuate across the sale. Prices for most domestic and export young lambs averaged $3 to $7/head cheaper, with the heavier types least affected. 

Only a few store orders competed for light weight lambs and this enabled processors to purchase the bulk at rates up to $10/head cheaper. Heavy young lambs sold to $190/head three times for pens estimated at 28-30kg c/wt. This was followed by about 30 pens in the 26-28kg weight bracket, which made from $165 to $185/head. 

The majority of the trade weight young lambs to domestic processors sold from $135 to $164, with the main drafts of crossbreds in the 22-24kg range averaging $150 to $155/head. 

On a carcass basis most domestic and export pens worked out to be between 600c and 620c/kg, although there was sales above and below this range due to market fluctuations. Store buyer competition was limited to a handful of orders at $105 to $116/head. Processors secured most of the young lambs under 20kg c/wt at bids ranging from $92 to $127/head. 

The supply of old season lambs continues to decline and quality remains very mixed. Buyers still gave reasonable support to any of the better finished trade weight types, while the odd lots and secondary lambs were discounted.

Sheep: 7512. Change: up 1159. 

Sheep numbers lifted to 7500 as more ewes are sold off shears. The yarding was dominated by Merinos, with several bigger lines of over 200 head on offer. 

All the regular buyers competed but at reduced rates, with most mutton ranging from $3 to $10/head cheaper. The best competition was on lean and light trade sheep, which still commanded premiums of over 400c/kg c/wt. 

A store buyer paid the top price of $146/head for full wool Merino ewes to shear. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $115 to $144/head. Most of the heavy shorn Merino sheep ranged from $90 to $110/head, with an average run of Merino mutton estimated as costing processors around 370c/kg c/wt.

Averages

LAMBS

J,E,T & D Whykes (15) Charlton $175.00; WJ Stevens (36) Euroa $ 160.00; RH & K Jennings (5) Baringhup $160.00; Scotsburn Past (108) Balranald $145.00; A & E Moon (9) Durham Ox; $139.00 GE, MB & JA Ryan (65) Mathoura $138.00; G Allen (5) Lockwood Sth $137.00.

SUCKERS

MJ & GL Scott (32) Pyramid Hill $ 190.00; G & I Watson (32) Rochester $ 190.00; JM & RM Ryan (82) Colbinabbin $ 190.00 ;J,E,T & D Whykes (260) Charlton $ 188.00; DP & SA Ludeman (38) raywood $ 186.00; Airedale Powlett (172) Powlett Plains $ 186.00; DI Gitsham & Son (56) Kerang $ 185.00; T & K Dobson (22) Echuca $ 184.00; MN Isaac (155) Powlett Plains $ 181.00; Sandyridge Farming (37) Kerang $ 181.00; B Wootton (97) Rushworth $ 180.00; WL,LG & RK Boyd (79) Pyramid Hill $ 180.00; GJ & GM Bremner (40) Quambatook $ 180.00; D & S Lloyd (44) Sturt Mill $ 178.00; FW & M Schmidt (95) Pyramid Hill $ 175.00; WM.EJ & WJ Matheson (52) Wycheproof $ 174.00; CJ Martin (34) Inglewood $ 174.00; AL & G Lloyd (59) Stuart Mill $ 174.00; PT & KF Howard (86) Goornong $ 173.00; RA & VL Hampton (61) Kerang $ 172.50; BJ & PJ Meighan (80) Mitiamo $ 172.00; JF & DL Gibson & Son (77) Borung $ 171.00; R & R Seach (30) Molka $ 170.50; P Ogden (64) Moama $ 170.00; Rinaldi Farms (173) Moama $ 170.00; L McClelland & Son (28) Lake Marmal $ 169.00; R & K Sloan (121) Powlett Plains $ 168.00; RH & K Jennings (7) Baringhup $ 165.00; J & K Hewitt (35) Kerang $ 165.00; R & S Pederson (46) Drummartin $ 164.00; C Graham Family Trust (80) Arnold $ 164.00; RK & AP Mitchell (86) Milloo $ 163.00; PD Reynolds (65) Pyramid Hill $ 162.00; Barker & Wall (46) Sutton Grange $ 162.00; AA Jenson & Son (152) Raywood $ 161.00; D & V Couper (57) Boort $ 161.00; W Whatley (44) Goornoong $ 160.00; TB & B Cail (48) Kamarooka $ 159.00; S Ford & Sons (65) Maldon $ 158.00; G & B Elliott (43) Rochester $ 158.00; J & F Powell (49) Wycheproof $ 157.00; I & E Perry (42) Shays Flat $ 157.00; Borley & McDonald (128) Woodstock $ 156.00; GJ & LJ McGurk (84) Charlton $ 155.00; BD & S Cail (32) Kamarooka $ 155.00 DA & LM Broad (50) Pyramid Hill $ 155.00; Elysian Downs (96) Raywood $ 154.00; McKinnon Bailey (23)Marong $ 152.60; Mrs L Dingwall (914) Pyramid Hill $ 152.00; M Hartland (70) Huntly $ 152.00 GW & LG Langley (40) Newbridge $ 150.20 E & W Carmody (34) Calivil $ 150.00; TM & LK Fitzpatrick (41) Charlton $ 148.00; Wattleton P/L (78) Traynors Lagoon $ 146.00; NG & KL Tonkin (84) Macorna $ 146.00; DN Pitson (40) Bagshot $ 146.00; AB & KB Broom (50) Pyramid Hill $ 145.00; PM Mullins (40) Eddington $ 145.00; MJ Byrne (53) Axedale $ 142.00.

MERINO LAMBS

Hacon Past (29) Tongala   $ 115.00. 

MERINO WETHERS  

W & T Rasmussen (157) Elmore   $122.00; JJ & Bm Round (54) Wedderburn   $115.00; HP Mulquiny (9) Woodstock   $106.00. 

CROSSBRED EWES

WA LArmour (119) Buckrabanyule   $ 134.00; P Flannagan (5) Coimadai   $ 130.00; WL,LG & RK Boyd (82) Pyramid Hill   $ 130.00 ; DH & DM Scott (22) Bunnaloo   $ 130.00; Crowden Weeks (32) Serpentine   $ 130.00; C Graham F/Trust (24) Arnold   $ 128.00; R & S Pederson (70) Drumartin   $126.00; BC,LM RE & BT Broom (29) Neereman   $126.00; Mullins Farms (41) Eddington   $ 114.00; B Wootton (60) Rushworth   $ 112.00; P Ogden (75) Moama $ 110.00. 

MERINO EWES

Everdry (110) Moama   $ 146.00; T & J Demeo (56) Raywood   $ 121.00; Wattleton P/L (149) Traynors Lagoon   $ 120.00; RJ,CJ & HA Glenn (64) Mathoura $ 118.00; B & J Colvin (74) Bunnaloo   $ 117.00; D Watts (86) Yeungroon   $ 110.00; Midnight Leaver (30) Yeungroon   $102.00; AK Collins P/L (127) Bridgewater  $ 95.00. 

Cattle

BENDIGO

Tuesday, September 12

Numbers were back slightly this week, with 188 cattle coming forward. Quality was very mixed as were the prices. Most of the buyers were in attendance and were very active throughout the sale. The top vealer reached $3.31 per kilogram, holding firm from the last market. Heavy steers were in good supply this week. The top steer reached $2.78 per kilo, down 2 cents from last week. Medium to heavy steers were also in good supply this week, the top steer reached $2.85 per kilo remaining fully firm. Cow numbers were also better this week, they sold well with the top reaching $2.42 per kilo and holding firm from the previous market.

QUOTES: Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.78; Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.85; Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.30; Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.31; Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.27; Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.26; Beef Cows sold to $ 2.42.

BULLOCKS & STEERS

LB & GJ Stewart - Newbridge $ 1,648.20; PT & KF Howard - Goornong   $ 1,587.72; G & L Richards - Calivil $ 1,500.80; J & M Hanpsom - Wychetella   $ 1,464.48; BJ & SJ Griffiths - Kyneton $ 1,416.00. 

VEALERS

LB & GJ Stewart - Newbridge $ 1,488.88; JGC P/L - Rochester $ 1,455.30; Lombardy Ent - Elmore   $ 1,408.05; BJ & SJ Griffiths _ Kyneton   $ 1,401.40; TB Trading - Campbells Forest $ 1,388.40; Graydon Garner - Gunbower $ 1,305.60; G & L Richards -Calivil   $ 1,288.56; Hazeldenes - Newbridge   $ 1,284.54; D Jennings - Sutton Grange $ 1,247.40; O & E Taylor - White Hills $ 1,240.62; DJ,AD & PA Bickford - Lockwood Sth   $ 1,228.40; W Kriewoldt - Redesdale   $ 1,193.10; PT & ET Cooney - Baringhup $ 1,119.30; M Mackay - Carisbrook   $ 1,030.68. 

COWS: Graydon Garner - Gunbower $ 2,164.76; Hazeldenes - Newbridge $ 2,024.63; D Jennings - Sutton Grange   $ 1,770.08. 

HEIFERS: Graydon Garner - Gunbower   $ 1,645.60; Sims Past Co - Pinegrove $ 1,470.60; D Jennings - Sutton Grange $ 1,404.20. 

BULLS: W Kriewaldt - Redesdale  $ 1,620.00. 

Draw, week ending September 23: McKean & McGregor 3 & 5, Ellis Nuttall 4 & 1, FP Nevins 5 & 2, Landmark 1 & 3, Elders 2 & 6, Rodwells 6 & 4.