Bendigo livestock markets

Sheep and Lambs

Bendigo

March 5. Yarding: 22,561. Change: 10,858. 

Lambs:17,561. Change: up 8358. 

Sheep: 5000. Change: up 2500.  

Agents yarded 17,561 lambs for a significant supply increase of 8000 head leading into next week's public holiday.

The yarding included a lot more weight than recent weeks, including the best run of extra heavy shorn lambs Bendigo has seen for some time. 

Not all processors purchased or competed fully, although there was a northern based export order back buying again. 

Prices for heavy slaughter lambs 22kg plus were $5 to $10/head cheaper.

Plain and light weight lambs were similar to a week ago due to processor competition. 

The highlight of the sale was a big price lift for heavy mutton driven by exporters who paid to $170/head for crossbred ewes. 

Extra heavy lambs sold to a top of $222 for a pen out of the Mallee that were estimated at 37kg cwt.

It was one of 10 pens of lambs displaying a lot of weight that sold for over $200/head.

The general run of export lambs, weighing 28-32kg cwt, sold from $174 to $196/head.

Most export lambs were made between 570c and 590c/kg cwt.

The main runs of heavy trade weight lambs sold from $141 to $164/head in a fluctuating market. 

There were still premiums of over 620c paid for the best presenting domestic lambs, but price averages across the main categories eased to between 585c to 610c/kg cwt. Secondary lambs, and odd pens of a few head, were discounted.

Most light weight lambs to processing orders sold from $90 to $130 in a solid result, with smaller lambs to the paddock from $95 to $112/head. 

There was 5000 sheep offered and heavy mutton was keenly sought by interstate exporters. 

Prices for heavy crossbred ewes averaged $15 dearer, most pens made between $130 and $170/head.

Demand for trade weight Merinos also increased with sales for the better runs above $90/head.

The good lines of mutton were estimated between 420c and 440c/kg cwt.

Averages

SUCKERS

Farley F.T (52) Derrinal  $153.00 

L McClelland & Son (42) Lake Marmal $150.00 

CROSSBRED LAMBS

P Schlitz (55) Quambattok  $ 222.00 

AB & RL Mountjoy (119) Raywood  $ 220.00 

A & T Cole (52) Raywood  $ 212.00 

G & K Weston (78) Korong Vale  $ 205.00 

Mulolins Farms (51) Eddington  $ 200.60 

IR & DJ Micheel (14) Tongala $ 200.00 

R Barlow (40) Wanalata  $ 200.00 

K Engi (100) Raywood $ 198.00 

Kellalac (23) Newbridge  $ 196.00 

GJ & GM Bremner (26) quambatook  $ 195.00 

TW McCormick & Sons (52) Elmore  $ 192.00 

S Perry (81) Rushworth  $ 190.00 

Gredgewin Ridge (42) Gredgewin  $ 188.00 

B & N Medlyn (75) Stuart Mill  $ 188.00 

D & S Lloyd (70) Stuart Mill  $ 188.00 

M Hartland (66) Goornong  $ 185.00 

LM Metcalf (18) Barfold  $ 185.00 

RJ & MG Hartley (86) Diggora  $ 183.00 

 Powell (29) Wycheproof  $ 183.00 

 Meadow Valley Farms (54) Derrinal  $ 181.60 

P Ryan (85) Cosgrove  $ 181.50 

P Dobson (56) Echuca  $ 180.00 

GT Allen (66) Wycheproof  $ 180.00 

SN & DA Collins (39) Bridgewater  $ 179.00 

PT & KF Howard (187) Goornong  $ 174.00 

Killara Past Co (72) Boort  $ 173.00 

G Lester- Smith (86) Woodend  $ 171.00 

Jacki Brown (110) Colbinabbin  $ 170.00 

Campaspe Farms (43) Rochester  $ 166.00 

D & S O'Rourke (57) Boort  $ 165.00 

W & M Leahy (84) Rochester  $ 165.00 

N & E Cox (219) Lockington  $ 165.00 

 GW & ML Curnow (31) Laanecoorie  $ 165.00 

 RK & AP Mitchell (56) Milloo  $ 164.00 

 EJ & SE Vanston (19) Salisbury West  $ 164.00 

 T & K Dobson (11) Echuca  $ 164.00 

 AL & G Lloyd (59) Stuart Mill  $ 162.00 

Jennison & Sons (36) Thyra  $ 162.00 

DA & LM Broad (64) Pyramid Hill  $ 161.00 

JK & A Tuohey (58) Myola  $ 160.00 

Rinaldi Farms (105) Womboota  $ 158.00 

Chirnside & Hartley (26) Lockington  $ 158.00 

NG & KL Tonkin (49) Macorna  $ 157.00 

Lyn Wilson (16) Salisbury West  $ 156.00 

B & F Moon (44) Pyramid Hill  $ 155.00 

ME Moon (44) Pyramid Hill  $ 154.00 

LJ & LJ Demeo (41) Kamarooka  $ 154.00 

G & D Mill (43) Elmore  $ 151.00 

GR & KL Wishart (76) Macorna  $ 146.00 

MERINO LAMBS 

T & G O'Neil (68) Boort  $ 142.00 

Chirnside & Hartley (21) Lockington  $ 118.00 

C & C Hutton (22) Maldon  $ 115.00 

Humpy Past (149) Pastoria  $ 108.00 

CROSSBRED EWES

 W & M Leahy (234) Rochester  $ 170.00 

 M & J Evans (14) Echuca  $ 162.00 

 M & G McCArthy (117) Lancefield  $ 154.00 

 JM Hiscock & Sons (82) Kilmore  $ 151.00 

 Burgess Rural (65) Kalkallo  $ 137.60 

 G Perry (71) Rushworth $ 134.00 

TWO TOOTH

 Chirnside & Hartley (21) Lockington  $ 118.00 

MERINO EWES

W Ragless (23) Rushworth  $ 136.00 

JN & PM Byrne (85) Lake Marmal  $ 135.00 

Gourdi Farms (21) Woodstock  $ 130.00 

RF & TL Webb (165) Bridgewater  $ 121.00 

A Harris (39) Costerfield  $ 108.00 

G Perry (32) Rushworth  $ 103.00 

Cattle

March 6

Cattle numbers dropped slightly this week, with only 135 coming forward.

The cattle presented were in excellent condition and sold to a very competitive market.

The top vealer made 3.19 per kilogram, holding firm to 4 cents dearer.

Heavy steers were in short supply this week – the top steer reached $2.62 per kilogram.

Medium to heavy steers were in shorter supply as well this week, with the top steer reaching $2.73 per kilogram and also holding firm from the previous market.

Cow numbers were very light this week, with the top cow reaching 2.05 per kilograms. 

Top quotes

Steers Heavy over 500kg sold to $2.62

Steers Med/Heavy 420 – 490kgs sold to $2.73

Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.15

Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.19

Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.10

Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.09

Beef Cows sold to $ 2.05

STEERS

D Parker - Tooborac $ 1,552.21 

AW Ogden & Sons - Wanalta $ 1,454.13 

VEALERS

Glen Cooee - Axedale  $ 1,273.38 

JGC P/L - Rochester $ 1,272.80 

C & H Wilson - Goornong  $ 1,268.46 

HS Holmes - Goornong  $ 1,159.08 

Broad acre Farms - Prairie $ 1,066.74 

COWS

F Hill - Derrinal $ 1,388.56 

Dean Bibby - Heathcote  $ 1,170.00 

HEIFERS

P Armstrong - Heathcote $ 1,291.62 

D Parker - Tooborac $ 1,217.70 

AW Ogden & Sons - Wanalta $ 1,155.22 

Agent’s Draw

ORDER OF SALE FOR WEEK END MARCH 17

McKean & McGregor 0 & 3

Ellis Nuttall  0 & 4

FP Nevins  0 & 1

Landmark   0& 5

Elders 0 & 6

Rodwells  0 & 2