SHEEP AND LAMBS
September 10. Yarding: 38,486. Change: down 878.
Lambs: 21,486. Change: down 4440.
Sheep: 17,000. Change: up 3562.
There was a modest drop in lamb numbers to 20,500 head. There was some outstanding heavy young lambs penned, however plainer lambs under 21kg cwt accounted for much of the yarding.
All the usual buyers attended although one major domestic buyer was very quiet and demand from processors overall lacked the intensity of recent weeks. The market recorded price corrections of $10 to $30/head, with the heaviest lambs the most affected.
Store buyers from the local area did step into some of the bigger-framed young lambs weighing up around 18-20kg which helped support the lighter end of the market.
The heaviest young lambs estimated at around 26-27kg cwt sold to $240, although sales over $230/head were limited to about a dozen pens. The main run of good crossbred lambs in the heavy trade weight category, 22-24kg cwt, sold from $180 to $223 to average just over $200/head. On a carcase basis the best of the young lambs were averaging an estimated 830c to 850c/kg.
The plainer young lambs with less weight and finish mostly sold from $135 to $177/head, and carcase prices did vary based on quality with most sales estimated between 700c and 780c/kg.
There was increased activity for bigger framed store lambs with a number of lots going to the paddock at $135 to $145/head. Small lambs to restockers went as far south as Tasmania at $80 to $120/head for most, with some sales dearer than a week ago.
Old season lambs were cheaper, with only the best trade weights off grain selling above 800c/kg cwt.
Another big yarding of sheep ranging from some exceptional heavy weights down to lighter ewes showing the effects of the season. One northern processor dominated buying of heavy sheep. Prices were firm to dearer than a week ago, with runs of good mutton costing from 450c to 520c/kg cwt. A stand-out pen of shorn Merino wethers estimated at over 36kg cwt sold for $193/head to make over 500c/kg cwt. A pen of extra heavy crossbred ewes topped at $211, with most sales in this category from $140 to $185/head.
Ewart Holdings(53) Wahring $240.00
DJ & SL Lloyd (42) Stuart Mill $240.00
B & M Barlow (71) Bendigo $240.00
GW & ML Curnow (56) Laanecoorie $238.00
Slater Farming (82) Donald $238.00
W & H Perry (54) Nagambie $236.00
G Watson (30) Rochester $232.00
B & L Baker (60) Laanecoorie $230.00
Woomboota Past (25) Moama $230.00
Noel Harvey (42) Nagambie $228.00
Riverton Lodge (54) Barham $228.00
J & E & T & D Wykes (130) Charlton $227.00
AW Ogden & Sons (39) Wanalta $227.00
DJ, AD & PA Bickford (76) Lockwood $225.00
R & K Sloan (52) Powlett Plains $221.00
B,,J,R Barker & V Wall (98) Sutton Grange $220.00
IR & EB Perry (55) Landsborough $220.00
EJ & E Goers (45) Derrinal $220.00
Moorilim Past Co (94) Moorilim $215.00
Mrs L Digwall (46) Pyramid Hill $215.00
PT & KF Howard (126) Goornong $214.00
I & J Whatley (88) Goornong $211.00
FR & JD Ramsay (73) Newbridge $210.00
J Riley & Sons (36) Woodvale $209.00
RK & AP Mitchell (70) Milloo $208.00
JT Eade Trading P/L (40) Tennyson $206.00
PJ Taylor (11) Echuca $205.00
McKInnon & Bailey (54) Marong $205.00
Crowden Weeks (120) Serpentine $195.00
Potters Hillside (41) Boort $189.00
JF & DL Gibson & Son (100) Borung $188.20
Wayne Jones (32) Rosebud $183.00
Whinfield Farms P/L (64) Macorna $178.00
AL & KM Pickthall (36) St Arnaud $173.00
HA & ER Westblade (61) Kerang $257.00
M & H Scott (21) Pyramid Hill $256.00
Slater Farming (27) Donald $244.50
J Parson (79) Elmore $234.00
Mrs L Dingwall (48) Pyramid Hill $228.00
F & M Schmidt (33) Pyramid Hill $225.00
Nutbyrne P/L (41) Knowsley $220.00
Austro Sheep skin export (26) Caniambo $215.00
AM O'Dwyer (6) Colbinabbin $188.00
Freemantle & Bell (116) Woodstock $193.00
RW & MF Doak (55) Axedale $185.00
K O'Connell (230) Cotswold $183.00
Forest Springs Past (105) Jol Jol $176.00
Farley F/T (147) Derrinal $141.00
RA & JC Batters (44) St Arnaud $180.00
Gredgeport Holdings (189) Boort $180.00
A, L, B, R McIntosh (197) Wanalta $180.00
WL & R Boyd (215) Pyramid Hill $180.00
J Osbourne F/T (37) Dingee $176.00
M & E Tobin (85) Costerfield $176.00
Burden Nominees (79) Euroa $175.00
Ewart Holdings (123) Wahring $168.00
P Honebone (32) Baringhup $168.00
RE & SL Pederson (62) Drummartin $161.00
GR & KL Wishart (24) Macorna $161.00
Woomboota Past (42) Moama $158.00
JT Eade Trading (108) Tennyson $155.00
H & A Peverall (69) Charlton $182.00
Jonathon J Turnbull (12) Dumosea $171.00
Montrose Produce (39) Auchmore $168.00
M & V Barlow (37) Rushworth $168.00
G,K & L Lanyon (112) Boort $162.00
B Phillips (174) Mitiamo $158.00
SH & EK Holschier (46) Womboota $146.00
GL & RA Cain (80) Moama $141.00
M Hall (72) Myers Flat $121.00
ORDER OF SALE
Week ending, September 22
McKean & McGregor 2 & 6; Ellis Nuttall 3 & 5; FP Nevins 5 & 2; Landmark 6 & 4; Elders 1 & 3 and Rodwells 4 & 1.
All sheep and lambs will be sold on a Monday as per normal.
A total of 310 cattle were presented at the sale this week with strong competition.
The quality was very good. Heavy steers were in good supply and sold to a top of $2.90 per kilogram. Medium to heavy steers were in good supply this week and sold to a top of $2.98 per kilogram.
A good sized run of vealers came through the ring and sold well to a top price of $3.10 per kilogram, holding fully firm. A small run of cows sold to a top of $2.14, also holding firm this week.
Heavy Steers over 500kg sold to $ 2.90
Medium to Heavy Steers 450- 500 kg sold to 2.98
Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to $3.10
Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to $3.08
Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $3.02
Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $3.02
Beef Cows - $2.14
R Heard - Marong $ 1,637.50
CJ Forbes & Sons - Eddington $ 1,517.25
Lombardy Ent - Elmore $ 1,342.00
D Miller - Huntly $ 1,292.00
Sunnyrose Farms - Tooleen $ 1,240.32
W Mannes & Sons - Strathfieldsaye $ 1,233.00
Hazeldenes - Marong $ 1,095.50
J Rathbone - Marong $ 958.50
Lombardy Enterprises - Elmore $ 1,489.20
LB & GJ Stewart - Newbridge $ 1,353.60
Maritana Pastoral - Echuca $ 1,331.83
GJ & VJ Baldwin - Gre Gre $ 1,250.00
TJ &CM Byrne -Epsom $ 1,208.00
Houlahan Farms - Axe Creek $ 1,157.97
DN Pitson - Bagshot $ 1,157.00
M Haywood - Sedgewick $ 984.06
MR Baker - Tennyson $ 964.08
GJ & VJ Baldwin - Gre Gre $ 1,918.13
EK & SJ Stone - Eastville $ 1,621.00
LJ Forbes - Eddington $ 1,385.98
M Hayward - Sedgewick $ 1,355.76
B Kofoed - Mandurang $ 1,296.00
PL White - Sidonia $ 1,282.59
DL Broad - Pyramid Hill $ 1,028.70
D Englis - Goornong $ 1,426.80
D L Broad - Pyramid Hill $ 1,329.12
CJ Forbes & Sons - Eddington $ 912.50