Bendigo market reports

BENDIGO

Sheep & Lambs

October 30. Yarding: 34,000. Change: up 408. 

Lambs: 27,000. Change: up 408. 

Lamb numbers were similar, although quality deteriorated with less heavy and well finished trade weight lambs on offer. The market fluctuated, and overall there wasn't the buyer intensity to fill orders like recent weeks.

The best slaughter lambs held their prices, while plainer types lacking shape and finish showed an easier trend of $1 to $5/head. Prices reached a top of $190/head for a small pen lot of extra heavy shorn lambs weighing over 30kg cwt. The best price for young lambs was $178 for 27kg cwt, and highlighting the shortage of weight, there was only 10 pens which sold above $170/head. The main runs of heavy trade weight lambs, 22-24kg, made from $144 to $168, to average $158/head. The main price fluctuations were across the medium and lighter weight domestic lambs, where there was a lot of quality variation and buyers discounted the plainer lots. These lambs to processors ranged from $125 to $140/head. Due to the way the market fluctuated there was a wide range in estimated carcase prices, with the bulk of sales averaging from 600c to 625c/kg cwt.

Less store orders operated this week, however any big lines of well-bred small lambs continued to sell strongly from $108 to $122/head.

Some of the smallest lambs were dearer again as some buyers try to restock at less than $100/head.

Sheep: 7000

The sheep sale was more varied this week, with more ewes in varied skin lengths. Prices were firm to dearer as carcass prices lifted again.

Two exporters were particularly strong on heavy crossbred ewes, which lifted prices to an average of $129 or $7/head more than a week ago.

Most Merino sheep sold from $90 to $120 depending on size and wool, with just odd pens over $130 and large wethers making to a top of $146/head. 

SUCKERS

David Webb (48) Seymour  $176.00 

MS & AC Ryan (75) Colbinabbin  $173.00 

P & J McRobert (100) Toolleen  $171.00 

DJ & ED Lees (105) Rochester  $171.00 

W & M Leahy (74) Rochester  $169.00 

Yenchen Past Co (42) Mansfield $169.00 

LJ & PM Cooper (31) Strathfieldsaye  $168.00 

B & C Atley (23) Corop  $168.00 

MM Davis (82) Sutton Grange  $166.00 

SN & DA Collins (42) Bridgewater Nth  $166.00 

4G Partnership (118) Yea  $166.00 

J & R Costa (88) Arnold  $165.00 

MJ Williams (61) Drummartin  $164.00 

EJ & SE Vanston (60) Salisbury West  $164.00 

J,E, T & D Whykes (80) Charlton  $164.00 

P Penman (15) Euroa  $162.00 

PW Webb (114) Bridgewater  $161.00 

RW & AL Baker (37) Dingee  $160.00 

Vanderdrift & Sons (66) Macorna  $160.00 

DJ &SL Lloyd (43) Stuart Mill  $158.00 

GN Davies (50) Eddington $158.00 

S Tanner (43) Mandfield  $157.00 

W Whatley (26) Goornong  $156.50 

DI & CL Palmer (75) Bamawm  $156.00 

White Bros Co (50) Nine Mile  $156.00 

Rinaldi Farms (68) Womboota  $156.00 

DA & LM Broad (80) Pyramid Hill  $155.00 

Nutbyrne (28) Knowsley  $155.00 

JL & PMR Phillips (38) Strathlea  $155.00 

DC & L Lougoon (84) Leichardt  $155.00 

NW & ER Davis (47) Elphinstone $155.00 

E & A Holland (49) Neereman $155.00 

AP & JJ Hayes (35) Tooborac  $153.00 

K & M Egan (32) Marong $153.00 

PJ Taylor (30) Echuca  $152.00 

KJ & SR Smith (20) Burnewang  $152.00 

LR McClelland P/L (37) Bealiba  $152.00 

Bookit Island F/T (89) Barham  $152.00 

Collins & Nancarrow (46) Bridgewater North $149.00 

PE English (36) Goornong $149.00 

PM Mullins (58) Eddington $148.00 

Western Vale Farms (124) Axedale $144.00 

GJ & JL Pickering (28) Woodstock $144.00 

IG. LM & GJ Pickering (37) Marong $144.00 

A Collins (143) Bridgewater North $144.00 

LAMBS

RW & AL Baker (25) Dingee  $190.00 

G & R Dickinson (60) Heathcote  $178.00 

Merindoc (137) Kyneton  $177.00 

M Borger (96) Colbinabbin  $173.00 

W & G Perry (40) Nagambie  $172.00 

JM Hiscock (147) Kilmore  $169.00 

G Watson (17) Rochester  $168.00 

I & M Palmer (79) Boort  $168.00 

B & K Mitrovic (55) Durham Ox  $166.00 

GT Allen (60) Wycheproof  $165.00 

WL Boyd (41) Echuca  $164.00 

Cornelia Creek (85) Echuca  $164.00 

D Ludeman (50) Mitiamo  $164.00 

K eade (41) Yea  $163.50 

M & R Bennett (43) Kyneton  $161.50 

M & V Ryan (42) Lancefield  $160.00 

Cain Bros (151) Eddington  $160.00 

T Carmody ()51) Elmore  $157.00 

JM Conforti (24) Kyneton  $157.00 

M & D Cameron (95) Baringhup  $157.00 

Nannys Creek (98) Kilmore  $156.50 

I Lanyon (37) Boort  $156.00 

C McMAhon (17) Bendigo $154.50 

J & M Greenhill (43) Shelbourne  $154.00 

Colbinabbin Hills (40)Colbinabbin  $153.00 

R Pollock (25) Bridgewater  $151.00 

MF Ryan (25) Colbinabbin  $151.00 

Bungle Boori (68) Kilmore  $150.00 

Nedna (30) Birchip  $150.00 

BP Kelly (78) Kilmore  $147.00 

MERINO LAMBS

Nedna (116) Birchip $115.60 

T Wilkins (104) Sedgwick  $98.00 

MERINO WETHERS 

A & J Whiltshire (281) Prairie  $145.60 

W & P Johnson (11) Myola  $141.00 

N & N Cocking (40) Pyramid Hill  $136.00 

Larbru P/L (73) Yea  $135.00 

KV & KM Jones (68) Nagambie  $111.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

S & R Snelson (120) Tongala  $135.00 

BD & S Cail (60) Kamarooka  $134.00 

I & J Whatley (93) Goornong  $134.00 

DJ & FE Edwards (54) Haven $132.00 

I Lanyon (37) Boort  $130.00 

Sandy Ridge Farming (56) Kerang  $130.00 

S & A Baker (10) Baringhup  $129.00 

Boosey Creek (116) Kilmore  $128.00 

Anderson Farm (11) Kyneton  $128.00 

S & D Siggers (34) Goorambat  $127.00 

W & G Pery (98) Nagambie  $125.00 

ACG & M Lowe (65) Goroke  $124.60 

R & K Jennings (33) Baringhup  $124.00 

R & E Seach (68) Longwood  $124.00 

NA Lowndes (33) Emu Creek $123.00 

JC Douglas (46) Tennyson  $117.20 

W Neve (10) Kyneton  $116.00 

WL Boyd (116) Echuca  $115.00 

Kellalac (61) Newbridge  $115.00 

J Gilman (15) Kyneton  $115.00 

MERINO EWES

DJ & JI Grigg (90) Powlett Plains  $146.00 

AB & RL Mountjoy (102) Neilborough  $140.00 

Blair & Lloyd (26) Charlton  $140.00 

Montrose Produce (23) Auchmore  $138.00 

A & C Branson (92) Colbinabbin  $134.00 

KJ Heal (104) Nagambie  $130.00 

Colvin Family trust (26) Eppalock  $128.00 

Western Vale Farms (82) Axedale $128.00 

GJ & JL Pickering (24) Woodstock $126.00 

Sam Pastoral (40) Muckleford South $126.00 

I & R Lanyon (52) Boort  $125.00 

White Bros & Co (55) Nine Mile  $124.00 

MV & PJ Smith (68) Yarrawalla $119.20 

N & N Cocking (31) Pyramid Hill $119.00 

Barbarry (154) Birchip  $118.00 

DL Parry & Co (120) CHarlton  $118.00 

A Collins (121) Bridgewater North $117.20 

Farley Family Trust (149) Derrinal  $116.00 

DN., GJ & NA Lowndes (35) Eppalock $115.00 

E Swenten (26) St Arnaud  $113.60 

S & D Siggers (171) Goorambat  $112.20 

M & P Steel (49) Wedderburn  $112.00 

D & M Nichols (115) Stradbroke  $112.00 

Coonong (245) Jeliderie  $111.00 

N & D Allen (115) Mitiamo  $111.00 

AP & JJ Hayes (43) Tooborac  $110.00 

P O'Sullivan (69) Kyneton  $109.00 

R & E Seach (37) Longwood  $108.00 

A Willis (25) Kilmore  $106.00 

G & J Talbot (41) Lancefield  $105.00 

Hacon Past (47) Echuca  $105.00 

Sternberg & Hayes (28) St Arnaud  $100.00 

I Palmer (50) Boort  $100.00 

Cattle

October 31

Cattle numbers remained fairly similar to last week, with 235 coming forward. The cattle presented for sale were in good condition and prices fluctuated throughout the course of the market. The top vealer reached $3.25 per kilo, five cents cheaper than last week’s market. Heavy steers were in good supply this week, the top steer reached $ 2.68 per kilo, also dropping 4 to 6 cents from last week. Medium to Heavy steers were in good supply as well this week, the top steer reached $2.88, ,remaining firm from the previous market. Cow numbers were limited this week, however, they sold well with the top reaching $2.34 per kilo, remaining firm for the previous week.

Averages

BULLOCKS & STEERS

Ann Lamprell - Bridgewater  $2,043.44 

Water Wheel Vineyards - Bridgewater $1,856.00 

Lovell & McKenzie - Bridgewater $1,587.20 

CJ & LM Mulvihill - Heathcote $1,560.90 

Bruron - Emu Creek  $1,506.50 

W Harris -Castlemaine $1,460.60 

Lombardy - Elmore $1,415.93 

JR & MM Dingle - Heathcote $1,391.25 

Rocky Iaconis - Knowsley  $1,379.23 

J Robins - Barkers Creek  $1,303.05 

Allen Brownbill - Laanecoorie $1,205.82 

VEALERS

W & V Bourke - CHArlton  $1,440.00 

Philore - Kamarooka  $1,363.18 

LOmbardy - Elmore $1,325.13 

Mark Barri - Heathcote  $1,311.30 

J Greenhill - Lockwood  $1,310.40 

JGC  P/L - Rochester $1,306.80 

D Pitson - Bagshot $1,298.68 

KE Brown - Sutton Grange $1,132.94 

Allen Brownbill - Laanecoorie  $1,115.94 

COWS

LJ Forbes - Eddington  $1,938.88 

W Stewart - Newbridge $1,874.40 

V & C Bartels - Pyramid Hill $1,374.56 

QUOTES

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.68

Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.88

Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.20

Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.25

Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.23

Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.20

Beef Cows sold to $ 2.34

ORDER OF SALE  

Week ending November 11

McKean & McGregor    5 & 0

Ellis Nuttall    1 & 0

FP Nevins    2 & 0

Landmark  3 & 0

Elders   6 & 0

Rodwells  4 & 0