Bendigo Livestock Markets

Sheep and lambs

BENDIGO

September 18. Yarding: 24,989. Change: up 1409. Lambs: 17, 928. Change: up 1860. 

Lamb numbers lifted to nearly 18,000 head, with supplies boosted by a couple of big drafts of Dorpers and young Merinos sent down from Ivanhoe in NSW. 

The main runs of locally bred young lambs presented in very good order, although there wasn't as much weight in the top pens compared to a week ago. 

The market remained solid, with prices tracking a few dollars either side of last week on the good trade weight and export lambs. 

The market did show a correction of $5 to $6/head on the plainer bred and finished young lambs around 18-20kg cwt, with interest from store buyers still at low levels. 

Prices reached a top of $184 for heavy young lambs estimated at 28kg cwt, and it was just one of three sales over $180/head. 

This was followed by about 20 pens at $170 to $178/head for lambs estimated near 26-27kg cwt. 

The main runs of heavy trade weight lambs sold from $142 to $170, and lighter domestic types with good finish from $130 to $140/head. 

On a carcass basis there was still a spread of 570c to about 620c across slaughter lambs, with the best trade weights commanding over 590c/kg cwt. 

Plain light lambs under 20kg cwt sold from $100 to $120/head to record some of the lower carcass price averages of the sale as they fell outside most processor specifications and store demand was limited. 

Some lambs did sell to Ballarat and Shepparton restockers at up to $114/head. 

The big line of Dorpers from the north made from $76 to $96 and the run of young Merinos, with a lot of seed in the pelts, from $55 to $99/head.

Sheep: 7061. Change: down 451. 

Sheep numbers again topped at 7000, with the yarding dominated by recently shorn crossbred and Merino ewes. 

Not all regular buyers followed the sale and prices were generally $4 to $6/head easier, with bigger corrections for some heavy first-cross ewes seen late in the sale as the market fluctuated. 

Holding their value the best were the lean trade weight Merinos. 

In dollar per head terms the general run of mutton ranged from $80 to $110, with extra heavy crossbred ewes out to $132/head. 

Restockers stepped in and purchased a run of first-cross ewes at reduced prices due to the draft being in a withholding period which restricted processor support.

Averages

LAMBS

R & L Pickering (15) Baringhup $182.00 

Oakview (42) Barham $164.00 

P Weeks (50) Elmore $161.00 

BS Cossar & Co (48) Charlton $154.00 

G & L Goddard (12) Charlton $152.00 

G Tillig (12) ST Arnaud $148.00 

Askrame (14) Hay $146.00 

A & P Gould (14) Pyramid Hill $132.00 

SUCKERS

KJ & SR Smith (20) Runnymede   $184.00 

F & R Shea (25) Campbells Forest   $182.50 

AL & GJ Lloyd (35) Stuart Mill   $180.00 

LJ & PM Cooper (33) Strathfieldsaye   $178.60 

J & S Cox (115) Bamawm   $178.00 

M Burger (37) Colbinabbin   $178.00 

W Matherson (17) Wycheproof   $178.00 

Strathfillan Past Co (100) Stuart Mill   $177.50 

TE Taylor (64) Wycheproof   $177.00 

R & D Last (130) Fiery Flat   $176.00 

G & I Watson (32) Rochester   $176.00 

RK & AP Mitchell (90) Milloo   $176.00 

Cain Bros (87) Eddington   $175.00 

B & M Barlow (32) Wanalata   $174.00 

G Reid & Son P/L (44) Colbinabbin   $174.00 

G & D Trimble (27) Woodstock   $ 173.00 

MS & AC Ryan (85) Cobinabbin   $ 172.00 

Cramlington Park (17) Elmore   $ 172.00 

P Reynolds (80) Pyramid Hill   $ 170.00 

C Graham Family (50) Arnold   $ 168.00 

SN & DA Collins (71) Bridgewater Nth   $ 168.00 

B & F Moon (99) Pyramid Hill   $ 166.00 

I Palmer (74) Boort   $ 165.50 

D Ludeman (54) Raywood   $ 165.00 

BD & S Cail (72) Kamarooka   $ 165.00 

SW Ellis (79) Dingee   $ 165.00 

R Gall (55) Goorambat   $ 164.00 

AA Jenson & Son (150) Raywood   $ 164.00 

Coatsworth (60) Wycheproof   $ 163.00 

DJ & ED Lees (116) Rochester   $ 163.00 

JM & RM Ryan (27) Wanalta   $ 163.00 

J Osborne (65) Dingee   $ 162.50 

Bookit Island F/T (91) Barham   $ 162.00 

CJ & DJ Brown (86) Colbinabbin   $ 162.00 

I & J Whatley (130) Goornong   $ 160.00 

S & R Snelson (125) Tongala   $ 159.00 

A & C Branson (44) Colbinabbin   $ 159.00 

R & N Comer P/L (83) Drummartin   $ 158.00 

K & B Giffin (82) Hunter   $ 157.00 

E,K,A & K Clarke (70) Rushworth   $ 156.00 

Carrumdale (95) Barringhup   $ 155.00 

Mrs L Dingwall (50) Pyramid Hill   $ 154.00 

G & L McGurk (53) CHArlton   $ 154.00 

D White (22) Tandarra   $ 154.00 

AB & KB Broom (65) Neereman   $ 154.00 

AE Williams (72) Drummartin   $ 154.00 

D & C Gunther (82) Pyramid Hill   $ 153.00 

J & R Costa (111) Arnold   $ 152.00 

L Hobbs (24) Teddywaddy   $ 152.00 

M Tobin (74) Costerfield   $ 150.00 

R & K Jennings (142) Baringhup $ 149.00 

Oakvale Waters (77) Barham   $ 147.00 

Askrame (93) Hay   $ 146.50 

A & C Coatsworth (71) Wycheproof   $ 140.00 

G & D Allen (14) Mathoura   $ 140.00 

Evondale (11) Dingee   $ 138.00 

MERINO LAMBS

Cooroonboon (226) Wanaganella $ 140.00 

T & D Huntly (311) Ivanhoe   $ 94.00 

M & K Huntly (171) Ivanhoe   $ 78.00 

MERINO WETHERS  

G & C Supple (17) St Arnaud $ 114.00 

P Main (58) Barham   $ 108.00 

Rasmussen (28) Logan   $ 107.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

DJ & ED Lees (34) Rohester   $ 130.00 

G & D Trimble (78) Woodstock   $ 130.00 

D White (28) Tandarra   $ 130.00 

P Main (87) Barham   $ 126.00 

S & G Wilson (133) Campbells Forest   $ 126.00 

Ilfracomb (21) Donald   $ 125.00 

G Turnbull (16) Charlton   $ 124.00 

Everdale (63) Dingee   $ 122.00 

Glenore Poll Dorset (24) Carisbrook   $ 118.00 

Ingpen Farms (34) Euroa   $ 112.00 

EJ & SE Vanston (45) Salisbury West   $ 112.00 

Crowden Weeks (32) Serpentine   $ 112.00 

B & F Moon (47) Pyramid Hill   $ 110.00 

AL & G lloyd (43) Stuart Mill   $ 109.00 

MERINO EWES

Wandarry (59) Yarrawalla $ 120.00 

EM & TW Taylor (158) Wycheproof   $ 112.00 

Karee Farm (262) Goornong   $ 110.00 

BP  Kelly (89) Kilmore East   $ 106.00 

McNAughton (16) Shepparton   $ 106.00 

W Rodger (6) Burkes Flat   $ 106.00 

W & B Jones (142) Donald   $ 105.00 

Ravenshoe (39) Ravenswood   $ 105.00 

I McDonald (87) Dumosa   $ 104.00 

P Main (25) Barham   $ 103.00 

N & R Comer (39) Woodstock   $ 101.00 

Goudie Farm (30) Woodstock   $ 100.00 

KJ,E & J Leach (92) Rheola   $ 95.00 

Mildenhall Farm (136) Serpentine   $ 93.50 

Metelmann Families (67) Newbridge   $ 92.00 

P & C Mason (83) Rheola   $ 90.00 

Cattle

BENDIGO

Tuesday, September 19

Numbers remained fairly similar to previous weeks, with 190 cattle coming forward.

Quality was very mixed once again as were the prices.

Not all of the buyers were in attendance, however the ones who were present were very active throughout the sale .

The top vealer reached $3.24per kilo, holding firm to slightly cheaper from the last market .

Heavy steers were in good supply this week, the top steer reached $ 2.70 per kilo – firm to two cents cheaper.

Medium to Heavy steers were also in good supply this week.

The top steer reached $2.89 per kilogram, remaining fully firm.

Cow numbers were also better this week.

Cows sold well with the top reaching $2.38 per kilogram and holding firm from the previous market.

QUOTES 

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.70 

Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.89 

Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.23  

Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.24  

Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.20  

Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.20 

Beef Cows sold to $ 2.38.

BULLOCKS & STEERS

KE Broad - Sutton Grange   $ 1,896.87 

MJ Sharkey - Goornong $ 1,536.00 

Lombardy Ent P/L - Elmore   $ 1,520.98 

R Drew - Tandarra $ 1,512.81 

D Parker - Tooborac   $ 1,465.00 

K Engi - Raywood $ 1,447.04 

K Fury - Boort $ 1,340.00 

G Mulcair - Goornong $ 1,310.44 

VEALERS

Ray Wild - Yarraberb $ 1,581.25 

Lombardy Ent P/L - Elmore   $ 1,369.90 

CD Hepburn - Weroona   $ 1,348.30 Noel Knight - Huntly $ 1,328.70 

MJ Sharkey - Goornong $ 1,307.54 

JGC P/L - Rochester   $ 1,303.00 

K Fury - Boort $ 1,301.00 

Hazeldenes - Newbridge   $ 1,270.00 

R Drew - Tandarra $ 1,269.00 

P & V Gaudion - Lockwood   $ 1,260.00 

KE Broad - Sutton Grange $ 1,252.44 

JC Douglas - Tennyson   $ 1,240.80 

A Norman - Tennyson   $ 1,224.50 

G Mulcair - Goornong   $ 1,202.04 

MJ Turner - Golden Square   $ 1,173.42 

R Plant - Dingee   $ 1,161.12 

PM & CE Tuohey - Toolleen $ 1,158.68 

RW & SV Goetter - Harcourt $ 1,117.96 

JM & DJ Johnson - Hunter   $ 1,103.81 

V & J Mayes - Heathcote   $ 1,097.07 

Deadhorse hill - Toolleen $ 1,081.00 

D Parker - Tooborac   $ 1,057.00 

COWS

Hazeldenes - Newbridge $ 1,738.00 

H Butcher - Dingee   $ 1,653.00 

JC Douglas - Tennyson   $ 1,549.47 

P & V Gaudion - Lockwood   $ 1,522.24 

KE Broad - Sutton Grange $ 1,446.40 

FA Hill - Knowsley $ 1,226.88 

D Parker - Tooborac $ 1,077.00 

BULLS

CG Ross - Lake Marmal $ 1,316.46

Agent’s Draw

Week ending, September 30

McKean & McGregor    5 & 2

Ellis Nuttall    1 & 3

FP Nevins    2 & 6

Landmark  3 & 5

Elders   6 & 4

Rodwells  4 & 1