Bendigo livestock markets

Sheep and lambs

Bendigo

September 25. Yarding: 33,681. Change: up 8692. Lambs: 25,011. Change: up 7083. 

Lamb numbers increased by 7083 head with the majority of the yarding now made up of 21,600 young lambs and the quality was good as the spring flush continues to flow at Bendigo. 

All the regular buyers were present and operated in a slightly more selective manner as the market tended to fluctuate in an overall easier market from $2 to $7/head cheaper for the heavy and medium weight young lambs.

Light weight lambs sold to more competition due to more restocker enquiry from mostly Ballarat, Birchip and locally, selling $5/head either side of firm depending on the actual quality. 

They paid mostly $107 to $138 for good store lambs and $83 to $110/head for lighter lots. 

Light trade weight 2 and 3 score new season lambs made $103 to $120 averaging 615c/kg cwt.

Medium trade weights 2 and 3 scores sold from $123 to $148 with heavier trade weight lambs 3 and 4 scores selling from $145 to $158/head as the costs ranged from mostly 580c to 640c to average an estimated 610c/kg cwt. 

Heavy young lambs 3 and 4 score made $157 to $172 with the extra heavy export lambs $166 to the market top of $195/head as they averaged close to 595c/kg cwt. 

A limited number of old lambs were penned as the medium trade weights sold from $110 to $148 with the heavy old lambs making $144 to $178 and a pen of extra heavy Merino hoggets reached $180/head. 

Sheep: 8670. Change: up 1609. 

There was also a lift in the sheep supply of 1600 as a total of 8670 head were penned.

It was dominated by lines of Merino ewes off shears and heavy crossbred ewes of mixed quality with all weights and grades represented. 

Restockers did purchase some Merino ewes for $97 and $115/head. 

Prices for sheep also showed an easier trend as light sheep sold $2 to $4 lower, medium weights were $3 to $7 back and the heavy sheep sold from mostly $10 to $20/head cheaper on last sale. 

Light 1 and 2 score mutton made $53 to $72, medium 2 and 3 score sheep sold from $70 to $84.

Full wool Merino ewes made $103/head as the Merino ewe mutton averaged 370c/kg cwt. 

Heavy crossbred ewes 3 scores made $81 to $108 to average 315c.

The extra heavy weights 4 and 5 scores sold from $91 to $118/head averaging 292c/kg cwt.

Heavy Merino ewes sold to $114.

Medium to heavy Merino wethers made from $81 to $101/head as they averaged an estimated 365c/kg cwt.

Rams of all breeds made from $25 to $80/head.

LAMBS

Dakota Past (67) Kerang   $178.00 

Barr Down P/L (43) Kerang   $170.00 

Hazste Ent (20) Newbridge $150.00 

M & P Morgan (7) Colbinabbin   $150.00 

RS & ML Shay (32) Moliagul   $145.00 

C Gifford (34) St Arnaud   $120.00 

P & H Bennett (2) Spring Plains $120.00 

SUCKERS

AJ & EJ Chambers (54) Marong   $195.00 

PA Condely (30) Lake Meran   $186.00 

AL & GJ Lloyd (84) Stuart Mill   $180.00 

G & I Watson (33) Rochester   $180.00 

R Barlow (30) Wanalta   $179.00 

CJ Martin (44) Inglewood   $178.00 

Forres P/L (225) Rochester   $178.00 

M,RM,& T Fernandes (53) Beazleys Bridge   $176.00 

GR Dobson (13) Echuca   $176.00 

Barr Downs Past (113) Kerang   $175.20 

PF Schlitz (61) Quambatook   $175.00 

L McClelland & Son P/L (60) Lake Marmal   $175.00 

GJ & GM Bremner (40) Quambatook   $175.00 

D Ludeman (80) Raywood   $174.00 

K & S Canfield (58) Salisbury West   $173.00 

RS Carter (53) Tragowel   $173.00 

TW McCormick & Sons (147) Elmore   $172.00 

R & B Kerlin (85) Corop   $171.00 

N & G White (52) Wedderburn Junc   $170.00 

B Gierisch (103) Shelbourne $170.00 

DJ & ED Lees (154) Rochester   $170.00 

DI Gitsham & Son (102) Kerang   $169.00 

D & S Lloyd (62) Kurting   $169.00 

H & A Peverill (29) Glenloth   $169.00 

B Pay (42) Kerang   $168.00 

Nuttbyrne P/L (38) Knowsley   $168.00 

Colvin Family Trust (74) Eppalock   $168.00 

P & T Colvin (62) Kurting   $168.00 

P Spowart (33) Pyramid Hill   $168.00 

EJ & SE Vanston (67) Salisbury West   $168.00 

Ken Micheel (111) Elmore $167.00 

A Maher (80) Serpentine   $166.00 

RK & AP Mitchell (50) Milloo   $165.00 

R & R Lougoon (48) Leichardt   $164.50 

Vanderdrift & Sons (151) Macorna $164.00 

BP Howard (120) Goornong   $164.00 

J & K Hewitt (40) Kerang   $163.00 

F & R Shea (22) Campbells Forest   $163.00 

G & B Elliott (41) Rochester   $162.50 

Lyndoch Farming (127) Macorna   $162.00 

GK & N Harrop (62) Muskerry   $162.00 

BWR Barker (40) Sutton Grange   $162.00 

G & C Canfield (230) Powlett Plains   $162.00 

A & S Perry (58) Rushworth   $162.00 

McKinnon & Bailey (61) Marong   $158.00 

Bartlett Farming (40) Yeungroon   $158.00 

J & S Lawson (23) Bridgewater $158.00 

Wharnleyside (28) Murchison   $158.00 

MF Ryan (21) Wanalta   $158.00 

R & D Last (40) Fiery Flat   $157.00 

W & V Barlow (89) Wanalta   $157.00 

R & E Tonkin (36) Junorton   $157.00 

P & H Bennett (22) Spring Plains   $156.00 

PJ & BJ Rothacker (131) Bridgewater $155.00 

I McDonald (67) Dumosa   $155.00 

JC & LJ Younghusband (102) Powlett Plains   $155.00 

JD Cox (51) Charlton   $154.00 

B & L Baker (51) Laanecoorie   $153.00 

P Dobson (51) Echuca   $153.00 

P & D Pellegrino (104) Charlton   $153.00 

McKAy Farms (120) Drummartin   $153.00 

Glen Cooee (70) Axedale $151.00 

W Whatley (41) Goornong   $151.00 

MN Isaac (63) Powlett Plains   $150.00 

NW & ER Davis (29) Elphinstone $148.00 

Collins & Nancarrow (53) Bridgewater North $148.00 

GR & KL Wishart (102) Marcorna $148.00 

HV & PM James (51) Maldon $147.00 

GJ Collins Pastoral Co (35) Bridgewater North $146.00 

CM & LM Gallagher (43) Neereman   $146.00 

C & P Fitzgerald (37) Charlton   $145.00 

J Riley & Sons (60) Woodvale   $145.00 

DN Pitson (23) Bagshot $143.00 

BJ Clay (33) Bagshot $142.00 

DN., GJ & NA Lowndes (98) Eppalock $141.00 

MERINO LAMBS

Caroonboon (193) Wanganella $140.00 

N & J Thomas (94) Barham   $122.00 

MERINO WETHERS  

Colvin Family Trust (62) Eppalock   $102.00 

B & L Baker (99) Laanecoorie   $99.00 

N & J Thomas (22) Barham   $90.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

P & B Meighan (56) Mitiamo   $118.00 

Yenken Past (92) Mansfield   $114.00 

Ewart Holdings (72) Wahring   $105.00 

C Campbell (65) Macorna $105.00 

J Payne (26) C;arkefield   $105.00 

A Rinaldi (71) Carisbrook   $102.00 

AW Ogden & Son (7) Wanalta   $97.60 

G & R Seach (91) Locksley   $96.00 

PT & KF Howard (66) Goornong   $96.00 

T & J  Demeo (86) Calivil   $94.60 

R Barlow (48) Wanalta   $94.00 

T & M Roulston (27) Yarrawalla   $92.00 

MERINO EWES

H Peverill (41) Charlton   $115.00 

R,C & H Glenn (82) Mathoura   $114.00 

AH Bear (66) Loddon Vale   $111.50 

 A,B & L Mann (42) Pyramid Hill   $100.50 

Riverton Lodge (216) Barham   $99.00 

Cootnite (236) Deniliquin   $98.00 

Gredgewin Ridge (97) Gredgwin   $97.00 

M Hall Family (117) Wychitella $97.00 

R,C & M Scholes (71) Laanecoorie   $95.00 

G & M Blake (83) Raywood   $94.00 

M & L Burge (135) Woosang   $93.00 

Cattle

Numbers remained fairly similar to last week, with 200 cattle coming forward.

Quality this week was very mixed and the prices were down across the entire yarding.

The top vealer reached $3.25per kilo, holding firm to slightly cheaper from the last market.

Heavy steers were in good supply this week – the top steer reached $2.69 per kilo, dropping 2 to 4 cents cheaper. Medium to Heavy steers were also in good supply this week, with the top steer reaching $2.78 per kilo – also dropping by 4 cents. Cow numbers were also better this week, they sold well with the top reaching $2.18 per kilo, falling by up to 7 cents from the previous market. 

QUOTES 

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.69 Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.78 Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.20 Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.20 Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.20 Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.25 Beef Cows sold to $ 2.18.

Averages

BULLOCKS & STEERS

A Morris - Huntly $1,731.56 

P Smith - Tandarra $1,559.88 

Sunnyrose Farms - Toolleen $1,417.20 

NA Poole -Stanhope $1,358.15 

Philora - Kamarooka   $1,248.00 

I & A Rathjen - Colbinabbin $1,223.04 

N & C Stillwell - Strathfieldsaye   $1,211.31 

B Broad -Sutton Grange   $986.00 

VEALERS

Lombardy Ent P/L - Elmore $1,473.22 

LB & GJ Stewart - Newbridge   $1,381.38 

JGC P/L - Rochester   $1,377.08 

DN Pitson - Bagshot   $1,292.00 

P Smith - Tandara $1,276.96 

M Stewart - Newbridge   $1,273.00 

DN & ID Lowndes - Emu Creek $1,269.90 

Philora - Kamarooka $1,246.90 

S Hocking - Kamarooka   $1,243.62 

M Barri - Heathcote $1,237.14 

A Norman - Tennyson $1,197.00 

Marke Past - Tatura   $1,133.25 

FA Truscott - Strathfieldsaye $1,123.98 

C Hetherton - Huntly   $994.29 

RA Pratt - Axedale   $992.27 

NA Poole - Stanhope   $992.27 

B Broad - Sutton Grange $976.00 

COWS

Sunnyrose Farms - Toolleen   $1,733.10 

TW Harrington - Fosterville $1,429.68 

R & L Price - Huntly   $1,340.44 

HEIFERS

R & L Price - Huntly $1,429.00 

L Wright - Huntly   $1,201.76 

Philora - Kamarooka $1,137.50 

ORDER OF SALE

Week ending October 7: McKean & McGregor 2 & 6, Ellis Nuttall 3 & 5, FP Nevins 6 & 4, Landmark 5 & 2, Elders 4 & 1, Rodwells 1 & 3.