SHEEP & LAMBS
May 13. Yarding: 11,500. Change: down 7045.
Lambs: 8000. Change: down 5797.
Sheep: 3500. Change: down 1248.
Big cut to supply following more rain.
Just 8000 lambs and 3500 sheep were yarded, nearly half the number of a week ago.
The yarding still had some quality heavy lambs off supplementary feed, with neat domestic and light weight lambs the most difficult to find.
Quality overall was plainer, with a lot more small pen lots of lambs appearing.
Prices were dearer, and the market gained momentum late in the auction as buyers tried to fill orders.
Processor lambs over 22kg cwt gained $10 to $20/head, with some of the best price increases recorded for heavy export pens.
The supply of light weight stock was limited, and store buyers could not operate like last week, which caused some price fluctuations.
Heavy export lambs sold from $260 to a top of $278/head.
Competition was keen on the heavy trade weight lambs, 24-26kg cwt, which sold to $229 and averaged over $200/head.
On a carcase basis, the main lines of trade and export lambs were averaging from 760c to 800c/kg cwt.
Late in the auction there was a run of domestic lambs above 800c/kg.
The better bred and conditioned light weight lambs sold from $130 to $155/head.
The market did show a softer trend over some of the plainest small lambs, with quality a factor.
Well finished Merino lambs off supplementary feed and suiting domestic orders were dearer, reaching $207/head.
It was a smaller yarding of sheep, with fewer lines of heavy mutton available.
Buyers weren't prepared to compete as strongly this week, which removed some of the extreme prices of the previous sale.
Dollar per head results for heavy sheep remained impressive, at up to $233 for big crossbred ewes and to $218/head for Merino wethers.
The bulk of the sheep received from $90 to $150/head.
Good mutton was estimated to cost processors from 540c to 580c/kg cwt
KJ & VE Micheel (88) Elmore $ 278.00
Carramdale (176) Baringhup $ 272.00
GP & KM Weston (132) Wedderburn $ 270.00
C & T Cox (29) Berriwillock $ 264.00
G & I Watson (28) Rochester $ 260.00
N & MR Curnow (27) Laanecoorie $ 260.00
AW Ogden & Sons (20) Wanalta $ 240.00
Gardiner Bros Farms (178) Caldwell $ 230.00
T & K Campbell (15) Macorna $ 230.00
John M Roney (21) Toolleen $ 215.00
PJ & MC Shirley (45) Culgoa $ 214.00
DN Pitson (20) Bagshot $ 213.00
Coonong P/L (123) Coonong Station Urana $ 210.00
R Caldwell (52) Moama $ 210.00
CD & KM Rothacker (30) Mysia $ 210.00
G & K Dickinson (30) Heathcote $ 210.00
P & J Flanagan (13) Womboota $ 208.00
Mrs L Dingwall (22) Pyramid Hill $ 202.00
Cain Bros (31) Laanecoorie $ 202.00
L McGRath (21) Lake Marmal $ 201.00
DC & L Lougoon (32) Leichardt $ 200.00
RAMJ P/L (17) Knowsley $ 190.00
GR & KL Wishart (54) Macorna $ 190.00
Massina & Barty (41) Marong $ 190.00
Hercus & Punton (88) Eastville $ 184.00
R & M Hobbs (126) Charlton $ 183.00
E & A Holland (51) Neereman $ 179.00
JD Cox (60) Charlton $ 170.00
G Nesbit (32) Glenalbyn $ 166.00
GJ & LJ McGurk (46) Charlton $ 200.00
Pompapiel (133) Pompapiel $ 193.00
Barbetti Property (60) Nullawil $ 175.00
Copan Past (75) Axedale $ 163.00
Gardiner Bros Farms (57) Caldwell $ 177.20
G Nesbit (157) Glenalbyn $ 218.00
Avenel Station (3) Moama $ 170.00
CJ Forbes & Sons (122) Eddington $ 138.00
D & M McKinnon (33) Marong $ 223.00
C Tonkin (26) Macorna $ 216.00
AT & HL Soulsby (9) Buckranbanyule $ 205.00
N & MR Curnow (175) Laanecoorie $ 175.00
N & MR Curnow (17) Laanecoorie $ 200.00
G & D Allan (15) Moama $ 167.00
LPL Investments (28) Eastville $ 161.00
K & D Trew (106) Sebastian $ 146.00
Avenel Station (19) Moama $ 145.00
Tuesday, May 14
Cattle numbers were slightly down this week, with 135 coming forward.
However, the prices remained very similar to the past two weeks.
The cattle presented were once again quite mixed.
Heavy steers were in short supply and sold to a top of $2.80 per kilogram.
Medium to heavy steers sold to a top of $2.85 per kilogram.
A good run of vealers came through and the better calves sold to a top of $3.35 per kilogram, holding fully firm from last week's market.
A good run of cows sold to a top of $1.95 per kilogram - 5 cents cheaper than the previous market.
Heavy Steers over 500kg sold to $2.80
Medium to Heavy Steers 450- 500 kg sold to $2.85
Steer Veal Heavy over 400kgs sold to 3.30
Steer Veal medium 320 - 390kg sold to 3.35
Heifers Veal 420 to 490kgs sold to $ 3.27
Heifer Veal 320 - 390kgs sold to $3.29
Beef Cows - $1.95
P Moyle - Huntly $ 1,682.75
M & R Baker - Tennyson $ 1,440.00
Ravenshoe Past - Ravenswood $ 1,196.80
P Moyle - Huntly $ 1,471.50
Broadacres Piavella P/L - Prairie $ 1,336.50
C Bibby - Navarre $ 1,312.82
M & R Baker - Tennyson $ 1,250.50
M Bannister - Lockwood Sth $ 1,382.40
D Parker - Tooborac $ 1,128.50
F Hill - Derrinal $ 984.74
H & S Holmes - Goornong $ 734.05
Ravenshoe Past - Ravenswood $ 1,196.80
GJ Comini - Ravenswood Sth $ 2,023.35
AGENTS' ORDER OF SALE
Week ending May 24
McKean & McGregor 1 & 3
Ellis Nuttall 3 & 5
FP Nevins 6 & 4
Landmark 4 & 1
Elders 5 & 2
Rodwells 2 & 6