Bendigo livestock market results

BENDIGO

SHEEP & LAMBS

February 12. Yarding: 16,444. Change: down 544. 

Lambs: 12,444. Change:  down 544. Sheep: 4000.  

Lamb numbers eased, and it was also a plainer yarding that lacked the weight and carcase quality of recent weeks. The usual buying group attended, however bidding was at lower levels and prices eased by $5 to $20/head. 

The heavier lambs were the most affected by the cheaper trend, with light weight types holding their value the best. Prices reached a top of $193 for export lambs estimated at 32kg cwt, and it was the only sale over $190/head. The main runs of heavy crossbred lambs in the 26-30kg range sold from $163 to $184, while the best of the trade weight lambs 22-24kg cwt ranged from $140 to $155/head. These lambs recorded carcase price averages of 570c to 600c/kg cwt, although there was some pens of good weight domestic lambs which saw prices higher than this at times. 

However, buyer interest in secondary lambs and odd pens was subdued and there were plainer lambs to processors which sold for less than 560c/kg cwt. Prices for Merino lambs also declined. Light weight lambs held their value the best at $90 to $130 to processors, while some of the bigger lines of well-bred shorn store lambs still made up to $120/head to the paddock.

The sheep sale was erratic. Some solid demand from export processors for heavy mutton helped support prices for the heaviest sheep, with a stand-out line of Merino ewes estimated at 35kg cwt in a $20 skin topping the market at $169/head. Big crossbred ewes sold to $138/head. Bidding for leaner and lighter sheep was at reduced levels and price outcomes varied by $5 to $20/head cheaper.

AVERAGES

SUCKERS

G Jefferies (18) Bawamn  $150.00 

Walla (25) Yarrawalla $131.00 

Crofton Park (67) Barfold $124.00 

G Haines (13) Nagambie  $118.00 

TGK (32) Kamarooka  $118.00 

CROSSBRED LAMBS

PS & LJ Whitehead (159) Bealiba  $193.50 

M Borger (58) Colbinabbin  $184.00 

JH Hay & Sons (126) Kamarooka $178.00 

A Whitshire (44) Prairie  $170.00 

F Stewart (65) Colbinabbin  $170.00 

D Barker (84) Nullawill  $168.00 

Rinaldi Farms (54) Woomboota  $168.00 

Merindoc (61) Kyneton  $166.00 

C Graham Family Trust (47) Arnold    $166.00 

A & E Holland (111) Borung  $166.00 

McKinnon & Bailey (36) Marong  $165.00 

A & J Ritchie (55) Yeungroon  $164.00 

VP Byrne (15) Toolleen  $164.00 

R & D Last (124) Fiery Flat  $164.00 

PD Reynolds (85) Pyramid Hill $163.00 

P & H Bennett (16) Kyneton  $162.50 

Wayne Raglus (33) Rushworth  $162.00 

Mildenhall Farms (56) Serpentine  $160.00 

E Cox (87) Rochester  $159.00 

Peter Webb (64) Bridgewater  $158.00 

EJ Cay & E Goers (51) Derrinal  $158.00 

Bushy Lodge (34) Charlton  $157.00 

G & R Dickinson (46) Heathcote  $156.00 

Mrs L Dingwall (23) Pyramid Hill ' $156.00 

D White (246) Tandarra  $155.00 

Des O'Donoghue (97) Kamarooka Nth  $155.00 

P Dobson (21) Echuca  $154.00 

TW Harrington (91) Fosterville  $154.00 

DN Pitson (49) Bagshot  $153.00 

Andshara Family Trust ((62) Berrimal  $152.50 

P Fitzpatrick (52) Charlton  $150.00 

JJ Elliott (208) Barfold  $150.00 

D & H McKinley (32) Leichardt  $150.00 

Walla Park (40) Yarrawalla $148.00 

D Curnow (109) Laanecoorie  $148.00 

A Gould (127) Mysia  $147.00 

T Hoban (98) Derrwiet  $143.00 

G Mottram (40)Simson $143.00 

BJ Clay (33) Bagshot  $143.00 

A Tuddenham (46) East Loddon  $142.00 

G Catto (14) Rheola $140.50 

Crofton Park (162) Barfold  $138.00 

G Smith (9) Tandarra  $138.00 

Messigiel (18) Hay $128.00 

MERINO LAMBS 

Philora (116) Kamarooka  $159.00 

Emu Park (159) Deniliquin $152.00 

Rising Plains Past (122) Chinkapook  $136.00 

N & A McDonald (38) Gom $118.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

D & M Addison (122) Leongatha  $112.00 

MERINO EWES

M Warr (92) Arnold West  $115.00 

B & F Moon (53) Pyramid Hill  $106.00 

Cattle

February 13

Cattle numbers were very light on this week, with 176 coming forward, however, the quality of the animals presented was very good.

The top vealer made 3.10 per kilogram, remaining fully firm.

Heavy steers were in light supply this week, the top steer reached  $2.70 per kilogram.

Medium to heavy steers were in short supply as well this week – the top steer reaching $2.76 per kilogram and also holding firm from the previous market. 

Cow numbers were very similar this week, however, cow prices were fully firm to the last market with the top reaching $2.10 per kilogram. 

QUOTES

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.70

Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.76

Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.10

Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.10

Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.07

Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.07

Beef Cows sold to $2.10

BULLOCK & STEERS

A Morris - Huntly $1,632.37 

M Moyle - Newbridge $1,351.46 

K & M Smirk - Heathcote $1,313.52 

P Connally - Mia Mia  $1,295.04 

Lombardy Ent - Elmore $1,246.08 

Admiral Yower P/L - Spring Hill $1,218.87 

S Malone - Axe Creek $1,110.34 

GP Szatkowski -Gisborne  $1,088.70 

RW Rothacker - Serpentine $1,059.48 

James Polky P/L -Heathcote  $1,029.89 

PM & CE Tuohey - Toolleen $865.41 

VEALERS

Eagle Range Limousin Stud - Marong $1,347.50 

T & C Byrne - Epsom  $1,301.52 

Lombardy Ent - Elmore  $1,273.14 

Houlahan Farms - Axe Creek  $1,195.20 

Sunnyrose Farms - Toolleen $1,128.25 

D & K Whittacker - Sutton Grange  $974.16 

P & E Cooney - Baringhup  $960.80 

COWS

Dead Horse Hill - Toolleen  $1,579.50 

F Hill - Knowsely $1,529.21 

JJ & JM Shaughnessy - Marnoo East  $1,302.00 

Broadacres - Prairie $1,261.20 

HEIFERS

N Knight - Huntly $1,393.20 

RW Rothacker - Serpentine $1,131.00 

PL Carbonell - Lancefield  $1,018.41 

BULLS

F Hill - Knowsley $1,773.89 

ORDER OF SALE FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 24

McKean & McGregor 2 & 6

Ellis Nuttall  3 & 5

FP Nevins  5 & 2

Landmark  6 & 4

Elders 1 & 3

Rodwells  4 & 1