Sheep and lambs
January 7. Yarding: 17,120. Lambs: 11,900. Sheep: 5220.
Overall, numbers remained the same and the quality was mixed.
There were a few ideal trade and heavy lambs and a larger number of secondary lambs lacking cover and weight.
All the usual buyers returned and the market sold to a stronger trend.
The heavier restocking lambs sold from $70 to $103/head.
The 2 score processing lambs made from $85 to $125/head.
Medium and heavy trade weights sold from $136 to $170/head, while most averaged from 700c to 720c, with isolated sales to 760c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs received from $160 to $193 and extra heavy lambs made from $194 to $210/head, as carcase prices sold from 695c to 710c/kg cwt on average.
Merino lambs sold from $110 to $130/head, averaging just over 600c/kg cwt. Heavy hoggets reached $164/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality varied.
Prices were stronger on most weights.
Light sheep sold from 425 to $68/head.
Medium weight ewes sold from $71 to $115/head.
Heavy Crossbred ewes made from $99 to $144 and Merino ewes reached $138, as wethers sold for $150/head.
Carcase prices averaged from 410c to 440c/kg cwt.
IR , LF & AJ McDonald (25) Castlemaine $ 185.00
TW McCormick & Son (49) Elmore $ 184.00
R Slimmons (47) Lauriston $ 181.00
RAMJ P/L (25) Knowsley $ 162.00
PJ & TI Hamilton (30) Marong $ 160.00
J & H Sheehan (34) Romsey $ 156.00
Heath Cowell (36) Kilmore $ 154.00
RG & CJ Broad (49) Durham Ox $ 149.00
RL Turner (206) Spring Hill $ 144.50
P & F Dobson - Echuca $ 210.00
FR & JD Ramsay (75) Newbridge $ 199.00
JK & A Tuohey (107) Myola $ 199.00
GT & DL Trimble - Laanecoorie $ 196.50
FJ & MC Stewart (68) Colbinabbin $ 195.00
Laurina Partnership (60) Wooroonook $ 194.00
McKinnon & Bailey (43) Marong $ 193.50
J & J Blow (57) Salisbury West $ 191.50
Aiden Gebbie (37) Timmering $ 191.00
W & L Wishart (87) Macorna $ 190.00
GR Dobson (27) Bawawn East $ 185.00
Bilyana Past Co (30) Bridgewater $ 185.00
LR McClelland P/L (67) Bealiba $ 185.00
AJ & MG Gordon (46) Dunluce $ 184.00
JD Cox (93) Charlton $ 183.50
C Graham Family (62) Arnold $ 180.00
Mildenhall Farm (101) Serpentine $ 176.00
DC & L Lougoon (44) Leichardt $ 176.00
BJ Clay (53) Bagshot $ 175.00
N & M Hocking (42) Pyramid Hill $ 166.00
MN Isaac (60) Powlett Plains $ 160.00
Rob Neilson (20) Baringhup $ 160.00
Helen Ware (34) Colbinabbin $ 160.00
Denis Watts (11) Charlton $ 110.00
D & J McDonald (30) Porcupine Ridge $ 144.00
SR Ford & Sons (53) Baringhup $ 144.00
R & S Pederson (14) Drummartin $ 133.00
D & J McDonald (61) Porcupine Ridge $ 130.00
P & H Bennet (36) Spring Plains $ 130.00
RG & CJ Broad (35) Durham Ox $ 123.00
J & C Sinlair Nutfield P/Ship (12) Kyneton $ 122.50
Xavier Keighran (27) Kyneton $ 116.00
DR,J DA & AV Wilson (41) Campbells Forest $ 145.00
Myrtle Park P/L (226) Nagambie $ 138.00
SR Ford & Sons (34) Baringhup $ 115.00
JJ & SL O'Connor (44) Ruffy $ 113.00
GL Holt (5) Wedderburn $ 112.00
K Butler (21) Nannys Creek $ 96.00
The first market back for 2019 saw a very light yarding, with 126 cattle coming forward, the prices remained fairly consistent with the last market of 2018.
Heavy steers sold to a top of $2.60 per kilogram.
Medium to heavy steers sold to a top of $2.77 per kilogram.
A mixed run of vealers came through and the better calves sold to a top of $2.90 per kilogram.
A very small run of cows sold to a top of $2.08 per kilogram.
Heavy Steers over 500kg sold to $2.60
Medium to Heavy Steers 450- 500 kg sold to 2.77
Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to 2.90
Steer Veal medium 320 – 390kg sold to 2.90
Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $ 2.80
Heifer Veal 320 – 390kgs sold to $2.80
Beef Cows - $2.08
L Wright - Huntly $ 1,710.38
N & C Stillwell - Strathfieldsaye $ 1,198.94
Sunnyrose Farms - Toolleen $ 1,185.24
H Holmes - Goornong $ 1,154.53
Foleys Hill - Yeungroon $ 1,130.88
Laurina Partnership - Wooroonook $ 1,122.51
AW Thomson - Tooboorac $ 1,051.82
RA Pratt - Axedale $ 1,050.75
J & S Tonkin - Woosang $ 1,047.97
LJ Forbes - Eddington $ 1,606.80
W & K Read - Goornong $ 1,530.27
AW Thomson - Tooboorac $ 1,128.60
Cooney Investments - Shelbourne $ 1,139.50
Merrifield Partners - Raywood $ 1,928.50
ORDER OF SALE
Week ending January 19
McKean & McGregor 1 & 3
Ellis Nuttall 3 & 5
FP Nevins 6 & 4
Landmark 4 & 1
Elders 5 & 5
Rodwells 2 & 6
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While previously open to students enrolled in the first two years of an agricultural degree, scholarship overseer AgriFutures Australia have relaxed the criteria to include students from any discipline broadly aligned to agriculture, while shifting the focus to those in their final two years of study.
In a media release, AgriFutures Australia said while students studying traditional agricultural degrees such as rural science, animal science and agribusiness could still apply, eligibility was extended to those studying science, technology, engineering and maths, along with studies more broadly aligning with rural industries. The online application form and terms and conditions for the Horizon scholarship can be found at agrifutures.com.au/horizon. Applications close at 5pm, March 1, 2019.