Bendigo saleyard reports

Sheep & Lambs

BENDIGO

October 16. Yarding: 36,608. Change: up 4017. 

Lambs: 28,032. Change: up 2333. 

Lamb numbers overall remained similar, although there was a better selection of trade and export slaughter types compared to last week's plain yarding that was dominated by store stock. 

Demand from processors intensified, amid reports the supply pool of well finished young lambs remains tight due to the patchy season. 

One southern-based exporter purchased lambs early in the sale which were being trucked out for a same-day kill, while a major domestic buyer was sending lambs north for processing due to a lack of quality lambs in NSW because of the dry conditions. 

Prices lifted by $3 to $7/head, with the best gains seen across the medium and heavy trade weight young lambs. 

Restockers pushed into bigger framed and heavier lambs, led by specialist finishers from Ballarat who paid from $140 to $150/head in a stronger showing compared to last Monday. 

Prices reached a top of $188 for heavy export young lambs estimated at around 29kg cwt and it was one of 10 pens to make over $180/head. 

The highlight of the market was demand for medium and heavy trade lambs, with the bulk of pens over 22kg making from $150 to $170/head. 

The main run of crossbred young lambs in the 22-24kg category averaged $160/head.

Medium domestic lambs were also well supported with the main runs being crossbreds weighing 20-22kg cwt averaging $144/head. 

Estimated carcass averages improved to between 610c to 640c/kg cwt, although there was select pens of ideally presented domestic lambs which made much higher money at times. 

Specialist restockers from Ballarat competed against processors on trade weight lambs, paying from $140 to $150/head for bigger types to turn-out. 

Smaller store lambs stayed in a similar dollars per head price band to last week at $90 to $118/head for most, selling to orders from Echuca, Shepparton, Birchip, Horsham and Naracoorte in South Australia.

Sheep: 8576. Change: up 1684.

There was a 20 per cent lift in sheep numbers to just over 8500 head, and a full field of buyers operated with trade weight and light mutton the most sought after article. 

Extra heavy crossbred ewes, and there was a lot of weight across the offering, sold at similar prices to a week ago at $100 to $118/head for most. 

Prices for leaner trade weight and light sheep lifted by $10 to $15, with the bulk of the recently shorn Merino ewes and wethers making from $90 to $115/head as estimated carcase rates improved to 440c/kg cwt.

SUCKERS

AL & GJ Lloyd (42) Stuart Mill  $ 188.00 

AE & G Chambers (46) Marong  $ 188.00 

The Active Corp (55) Sutton Grange  $ 185.00 

FA Hill (20) Derrinal  $ 180.00 

RJ & DM Johnson (40) Boort  $ 179.00 

J Dalrymple (9) Dingee  $ 177.00 

P Goodman (35) Marong  $ 177.00 

RK & AP Mitchell (100) Milloo $ 176.00 

Sharleena Nom (45) Tullarook  $ 175.00

Chambers & Bradley (42) Marong  $ 174.00 

WF,PJ,AD & TL Cole (100) Neilborough  $ 173.00 

B & E Kerlin (86) Corop  $ 172.00 

P & J Dreschler (7) Sutton Grange  $ 172.00 

Dakota Past (67) Kerang  $ 172.00 

E Goers (19) Muskerry  $ 172.00 

H Cowell (39) Kilmore  $ 171.00 

EJ & SE Vanston (50)_ Salisbury West  $ 168.00 

AB & RL Mountjoy (85) Raywood  $ 168.00 

T Poyner (31) Nullawil  $ 168.00 

Collins Nancarrow (30) Bridgewater  $ 168.00 

DJ & SL Lloyd (44) Stuart Mill  $ 167.00 

RF & TL Webb (252) Bridgewater  $ 167.00 

MM Davis (83) Sutton Grange  $ 165.50 

JM & RM Ryan (40) Colbinabbin  $ 165.00 

R & R Lougoon (58) Leichardt  $ 165.00 

T & B Cail (59) Kamarooka  $ 164.50 

BD & S Cail (61) Kamarooka  $ 164.00 

R & N Comer P/L (114) Drummartin  $ 164.00 

JC Douglas (67) Milloo  $ 164.00 

AA Jensen & Son (150) Raywood  $ 163.00 

LR McClelland & Son P/L (42) Bealiba  $ 163.00 

RH & CA Kemp (70) Toolleen  $ 162.00 

Barr Downs (93) Kerang  $ 162.00 

 E & A Holland (83) Neereman  $ 162.00 

RJ & CL Crozier (16) Woodend  $ 161.00 

K & B Griffin (112) hunter $ 160.00 

Elysian Downs (89) Raywood  $ 160.00 

C Martin (26) Inglewood  $ 160.00 

R Polkinghorne (66) Logan  $ 160.00 

PT & KF Howard (116 ) Goornong  $ 159.00 

Glencooee (40) Axedale  $ 159.00 

R & D Last (109) Fiery Flat  $ 159.00 

R & C Coutts (190) Boort  $ 158.00 

Nuttbyrne P/L (41) Knowsley $ 156.00 

Mildenhall Farms (55) Serpentine  $ 156.00 

CM & LM Gallagher (43) Neerman  $ 155.00 

McKay Farms (125) Drummartin  $ 155.00 

PW & LA Redfern (41) Longwood  $ 155.00 

JM & DJ Johnson (42) Hunter  $ 154.00 

T & L Fitzpatrick (76) Charlton  $ 153.50 

A & H Rhodes (48) Wakool  $ 152.00 

LAMBS

D White (108) Dingee $ 181.60 

Ravenshoe (4) Ravenswood  $ 148.00 

G & H Pollard (29) Redesdale  $ 115.00 

L & A Cox (6) Maldon  $ 105.60 

Circle T (9) Gunbower $ 100.00

MERINO LAMBS

R & C Bennett (27) Muskerry  $ 128.00 

Yurdyilla (189) Yea  $ 126.00 

BJ Thompson (11) Charlton  $ 109.00 

Ardroy (116) Stuart Mill  $ 107.00  

MERINO WETHERS 

G Dobie (301) Goornong  $ 138.00 

KV & KM Jones (157) Bailieston  $ 111.60 

Bylands (43) Glenaroua  $ 105.00 

N Murphy (23) Knowsley  $ 104.00 

DJ & MM Barty (62) Redesdale  $ 103.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

Derby Downs P/D Stud (61) Marong  $ 124.00 

LR McClelland (63) Bealiba  $ 118.00 

AA Jensen & Son (82) Raywood  $ 116.00 

RJ Newton (22) Nagambie  $ 112.00 

RJ & DM Johnson (60) Boort  $ 112.00 

T & B Cail (18) Kamarooka  $ 111.00 

J Steele (18) Newbridge  $ 110.00 

D & S O'Rourke (42) Boort  $ 108.00 

CA Brown & Sons (143) Bridgewater  $ 107.00 

N & A Smith (73) Miepoll  $ 107.00 

W & L Wishart (52) Macorna  $ 106.00 

Coatsworth (18) Teddywaddy  $ 105.00 

D Fleming (10) Glenarma $ 105.00 

P & E Russell (16) Donald  $ 103.00 

M & E Tobin (27) Costerfield  $ 95.00 

C Anderson (7) Tooborac  $ 94.20 

Fasso Farms (32) mia Mia  $ 93.00 

MERINO EWES

Watershed (203) Watchem  $ 128.00 

W & V Barlow (47) Rushworth  $ 126.00 

D,A & P Bickford (46) Lockwood Sth  $ 125.00 

N & M Hocking (20) Dingee  $ 123.00 

AH Bear (144) Boort  $ 120.00 

Talavie (62) Litchfield  $ 118.00 

G & C Kelly (66) Kilmore  $ 117.00 

Hope Avon P/L (86) Kurting  $ 116.50 

A & J Ritchie (117) Yeungroon  $ 116.00 

S Ford & Sons (123) Maldon  $ 114.00 

Freemantle & Bell (79) Woodstock  $ 113.50 

B James (38) Dumosa  $ 112.00 

Amaloo (120) Bunnaloo  $ 112.00 

S Gordon (50) Barham  $ 111.50 

R & A Rollinson (106) Jerilderie  $ 110.00 

McDonald (130) Barham  $ 110.00 

S Cattanach (80) Campbells Forest  $ 110.00 

C & R Stimson (43) Glenaroua  $ 105.60 

J & S O'Connor (58) Mangalore  $ 98.00 

Cattle

October 17

Cattle numbers were back a bit this week, with 188 coming forward. Quality this week was mixed and the prices were better in most cases across the entire yarding.

The top vealer reached $3.20per kilo, holding firm from the last market.

Heavy steers were in good supply this week, with the top steer reaching $ 2.76 per kilogram, also remaining firm.

Medium to Heavy steers were also in good supply this week ,the top steer reached $2.89 - 4 to 6 cents dearer.

Cow numbers were in better supply this week and they sold well with the top reaching $2.32 per kilogram – also 4 to 6 cents dearer than the previous market.

Averages

BULLOCKS & STEERS

B McKenzie - Elmore $ 1,674.42 

G Morris - Huntly  $ 1,660.68 

SW Ellis - Dingee $ 1,488.06 

Lombardy - Elmore $ 1,442.66 

VEALERS

L & L A'vard - Barnadown $ 1,475.00 

Lombardy - Elmore $ 1,440.00 

GK & BA Clark - Llannelly $ 1,393.20 

JGC P/L - Rochester $ 1,380.00 

B Kofoed - Mandurang  $ 1,292.76 

SW Ellis - Dingee  $ 1,205.82 

WC & RF Bransgrove - Nannella $ 1,198.80 

B Broad - Sutton Grange  $ 1,141.72 

RW Rothacker - Sepentine $ 1,087.50 

G & L McGurk - CHArlton  $ 1,002.00 

COWS

RW Rothacker - Serpentine $ 1,909.92 

G & L McGurk - Charlton $ 1,749.79 

Hazeldenes Farms - Lockwood  $ 1,705.20 

Bibbex P/L - Navarre  $ 1,633.25 

G Morris - Huntly  $ 1,462.88 

SW Ellis - Dingee $ 1,428.48 

B Broad - Sutton Grange $ 792.79 

HEIFERS

H Butcher - Dingee  $ 1,464.93 

RW Rothacker - Serpentine $ 1,245.28 

Bulls

Bibbeez P/L - Navarre $ 2,449.50 

COWS & CALVES

Hazeldenes Farms - Lockwood $ 1,900.00 

QUOTES

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.76

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

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 $3.20

Beef Cows sold to $ 2.32

ORDER OF SALE

Week ending October 28

McKean & McGregor   1 & 3

Ellis Nuttall    6 & 4

FP Nevins    3 & 5

Landmark  4 & 1

Elders   5 & 2

Rodwells  2 & 6