Bendigo livestock prices | November 27 and 28

SHEEP & LAMBS

BENDIGO

November 27. Yarding: 27,922 . Change: down 1078.

Lambs: 18,500. Change: down 2500.  

There were 18,500 lambs offered, down 2500 head. Quality remained very mixed, with a distinct lack of carcase weight and fat cover over the yarding. 

Like last week, not all buyers operated or purchased their usual numbers due to the large markets being held further south. 

Demand did favour the limited supply of good quality export and trade lambs, with well-presented shorn lambs attracting the best demand to record the highest carcase prices of the sale. Prices for the best slaughter lambs were firm to $3/head dearer. 

The plainest light weight lambs did show a cheaper trend, with prices easing below $100/ head for secondary small types. Heavy young lambs sold to a top of $186, with only 10 pens above $170, and a further 10 pens at $160/head plus due to the limited number of lambs weighing over 25kg cwt. 

The bulk of the young lambs to domestic orders made from $130 to $158, with an average run of crossbreds in the 20-22kg category averaging $139/head. 

Any big lines of well-bred store lambs sold strongly, while bidding for odd lots and plainer types was selective and at lower prices. 

Light lambs to processors mostly made from $108 to $128, while store lambs to the paddock varied from around $80 to $128/head, depending on size and quality.

Sheep: 9422. Change: up 1422.

Competition for mutton resulted in heavier sheep taking a price rise due to the influence of northern processor demand.

Heavy crossbred and Merino sheep averaged $10 dearer, at up to $168/head, with the best lines of Merino mutton costing buyers an estimated 470c to 500c/kg cwt plus. 

Light weight sheep sold at similar prices to a week ago.

AVERAGES

SUCKERS

W & P Johnson (72) Myola East $181.50 

BM Leahy (70) Highlands $181.20 

D & J MCDONALD (42) Porcupine Ridge $178.00 

GF & CM Rathjen (46) Colbinabbin $176.00 

C & D Brown (72) Colbinabbin $171.00 

S Walters (37) Euroa  $170.00 

N Visca (10) Echuca (Wooly) $168.00 

BV Kelly (41) Kilmore $166.00 

Dettman (35) Green Hill $166.00 

B & P Young (39) Malmsbury $162.00 

Bungle Boori (35) Seymour $162.00 

GK & RL Isaac (36) Wedderburn $160.00 

B Butler (23) Lady Pass $158.00 

MM Davis (46) Sutton Grange (Wooly) $158.00 

JA & SJ Trewick (62) Elmore $157.00 

Lawry Partnership (14) Dingee $156.00 

GR & KL WISHART (61) Macorna $155.00 

Stonegate Family Trust (54) Woodleigh $152.00 

RL,JR & T Farrest (158) Barjarg $152.00 

J Riley (20) Woodvale $144.00 

LAMBS

W & N Perkins (40) Kerang $173.20 

B & MA Sayers (19) Maldon $155.00 

M & M Leasing (207) Dean $143.00 

K Bacon (54) Lockington $143.00 

AR,BL & AJ Dalrymple (49) Nareewillock $141.00 

C Stirling (50) Rochester $135.00 

SHORN LAMBS 

Thuke (17) Barham $160.00 

L McPherson (29) Ravenswood $152.00 

AR,BL & AJ Dalrymple (32) Nareewillock $137.00 

G Broad (26) Durham Ox $137.00 

L Hines (27) Lagoon $132.00 

HOGGETTS

LJ Hillard & Partners (81) Charlton $152.00 

M Warr (105) Arnold $120.00 

MERINO LAMBS

FG & NA Martin (81) Adelaide Lead $135.50 

L McPherson (33) Ravenswood $124.00 

Mills (123) Pyramid Hill $113.00 

Carlson (99) Euroa $103.00 

MERINO WETHERS 

LJ Hilliard & Partners (82) Charlton $170.00 

RJ Newton (42) Nagambie $160.00 

OST (208) Elmore $124.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

Grifforan Past (73) Mansfield $154.00 

DT Leahy (47) Tullarook $148.00 

MM Davis (38) Sutton Grange $145.00 

S Walters (30) Euroa $142.00 

G Broad (22) Durham Ox $141.50 

A Hocking (22) Dingee $140.00 

Carrumdale (97) Baringhup $137.00 

E & A HOLLAND (4) Neereman $137.00 

C Stirling (64) Rochester $136.00 

LK McLean (58) Kyneton $132.00 

J Phillips (57) Kilmore $123.00 

M Morgan (30) Torrumburry $120.00 

MERINO EWES

P & J McRobert (148) Toolleen $168.00 

ST & JJ Verley (67) Boort $160.00 

Stokeferry (87) Woomelang $160.00 

Anthony Collins (40) Bridgewater $160.00 

A & A Wilson (142) Boort $158.00 

CK Holt (141) Llanelly $158.00 

E & A Holland (28) Neereman $158.00 

HW McKnight (25) Maldon $151.00 

BA & MT Ryan (55) Pyalong $145.00 

M Hall (66) Myers Flat $145.00 

C Stirling (39) Rochester $125.00 

D & S Shay (50) Moliagul $118.00 

Cattle

November 28

This week remained fairly similar to the previous week, however, we had the inclusion of one extra buyer, which saw the competition strengthen from the outset of the sale. A total of 276 came forward and were in excellent condition once again. The top vealer made 3.08 per kilogram - two cents dearer than last week.

Heavy steers were in good supply this week, the top steer reaching $ 2.73 per kilogram, increasing by 4 to 5 cents on last week’s market. Medium to heavy steers were in good supply as well this week, the top steer reached $2.86- also two cents dearer. Cow numbers were better this week, selling well with the top reaching $2.34 per kilogram and remaining firm from the previous week.

Quotes

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.73

Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.86

Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.08

Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.08

Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.00

Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.00

Beef Cows sold to $ 2.34

Averages

BULLOCKS & STEERS

P Ward - Eddington $1,680.00 

W Mannes & Sons - Strathfieldsaye $1,657.13 

SW Ellis - Dingee $1,584.70 

J Harris - Castlemaine  $1,402.50 

Lombardy - Elmore  $1,398.21 

JGC P/L - Rochester $1,391.50 

Mrs E Young - Malmsbury $1,383.20 

R Drew - Tandarra $1,339.57 

H Butcher - Dingee  $1,301.50 

C & S Wilson - Sedgwick $1,260.48 

VEALERS

P Ward - Eddington $1,487.50 

K & M Smirk - Heathcote $1,358.45 

Mark Barri - Heathcote  $1,310.00 

C & H Wilson - Goornong $1,290.00 

Mrs E Young - Malmsbury  $1,223.20 

Hazeldenes - Newbridge  $1,214.52 

L Wright - Huntly $1,145.40 

C & S Wilson - Sedgwick  $1,139.25 

H Butcher - Dingee $1,096.80 

A Norman - Tennyson $1,015.30 

COWS

Hazeldenes - Newbridge $1,960.80 

Mrs E Young - Malmsbury  $1,780.24 

M Johnstone - Bagshot  $1,751.60 

P Ward - Eddington $1,714.02 

Kelly - Eppalock  $1,646.88 

H Butcher - Dingee $1,614.24 

JM & KA Grant - Harcourt $1,450.26 

F Hill - Derrinal $1,388.75 

HEIFERS

NF & PJ Wright - Charlton $1,722.80 

B & L Baker - Laanecoorie $1,278.36 

P & J Dreschler - Sedgwick  $1,156.20 

BULL VEALERS

R Drew - Tandarra $1,388.75 

F Hill - Derrinal $1,310.91 

ORDER OF SALE

McKean & McGregor 1 & 3, Ellis Nuttall 6 & 4, FP Nevins 3 & 5 ,Landmark 4 & 1, Elders 5 & 2, Rodwells 2 & 6.