Cattle numbers were up this week with 155 coming forward, once again a mixed quality lot of cattle came forward and sold well to good competition.
Heavy steers were in shorter supply and sold to a top of $2.90 per kilo.
Medium to heavy steers sold to a top of $2.87 per kilo.
A quality run of vealers came through and the better calves sold to a top of $3.22 per kilo, holding firm to slightly weaker than last week.
A very small run of cows sold to a top of $1.90 per kilo, holding steady.
W & H Sargeant - Huntly $1,310.16
M Carroll - St Arnaud $1,270.17
Houlahan Farms - Axe Creek $1,321.12
BJ & SJ Griffith - Kyneton $1,121.12
R Drew - Tandarra $1,059.39
D & K Whittacker - Sutton Grange $1,054.50
Eagle Range Limousins - Marong $1,822.50
Hazeldenes - Newbridge $1,008.25
K Turner - Strathfieldsaye $906.15
Eagle Range Limosins - Marong $1,437.50
GN Davies - Eddington $1,371.60
Summyrose Farms - Toolleen $1,188.72
Heavy steers over 500kg
sold to $2.90
Medium to heavy steers 450-500kg
sold to $2.87
Steer veal heavy over 400kg
sold to 3.21
Steer veal medium 320-390kg
sold to 3.21
Heifers veal 420 to 490kg
sold to $3.20
Heifer veal 320-390kg
sold to $3.21
Lamb supply remained similar, however quality eased, with not as many impressive trade and export lambs off supplementary feed available.
The sale did fluctuate, opening strongly before losing pace which distorted some results by creating a wide carcase price spread.
Export buyers were reluctant to push above $300 this week, the top price being $307, nearly $20/head behind a week ago on plainer quality.
There was a strong feedlot order for trade weight sized lambs which paid to $198/head and competed against processors.
The highlight of the sale was demand for Merino lambs, with all weights and grades of this breed showing price improvements.
Extra heavy export lambs over 30kg cwt made from $300 to $307/head, with just five pens in this high dollar per head range.
The main run of heavy crossbred lambs, weighing 26-30kg cwt, varied from $221 to $280/head for a carcase price from 800c to more than 950c/kg cwt plus.
The good 24-26kg cwt processing lambs sold from $225 to $261, and the 22-24kg cwt pens made from $195 to $224/head.
Prices estimated from 850c to 950c/kg cwt covered the bulk of the better finished lambs for processors.
The heaviest Merino lambs off supplementary feed reached $250, with the main run of medium weights 20-22kg cwt making from $173 to $199/head.
Some Merino lambs were estimated above 900c/kg cwt.
Processor demand for MK bag lambs was stronger this week, which helped boost prices for small Merino lambs in the 12-16kg cwt category.
Sheep numbers continue to tighten, with just 3,285 head yarded.
Prices remained robust for heavy crossbred ewes, making from $200 to $256/head.
Heavy Merino wethers topped at $220/head and there were some notable price corrections in this category as the market was compared to some outstanding wethers and prices a week ago.
Heavy Merino ewes reached $214/head.
Carcase price estimates for trade weight and light sheep showed some gains.
Restdown Farms (14) Echuca $307.00
I & D Micheel (12) Tongala $304.00
PL & TL Colvin (21) Powlett Plains $300.00
S & A Baker (40) Baringhup $300.00
B & M Barlow (44) Colbinabbin $300.00
Ballinode P/L (56) Rochester $300.00
G Watson (28) Rochester $290.00
Springvale Past (107) Murchison $280.00
A Peterson (16) Dunolly $280.00
D & R Rothacker (56) Campbells Forest $278.00
AW Ogden & Sons (29) Colbinabbin $274.00
O'Sullivans Trading (68) Elmore $261.00
M & N Hall (67) Myers Flat $259.00
R & D Last (37) Fiery Flat $258.00
A & K Twigg (82) Pyramid Hill $252.00
PS & LJ Whitehead (143) Bealiba $250.00
H & N Cartwright (55) Auchmore $249.00
McGainess & Elliott (174) Sea Lake $247.00
DR & RJ Poyner (49) Nulliwil $246.00
E & B Cox (114) Rochester $242.00
R & H Last (56) Fiery Flat $242.00
CF & JM Powell P/L (60) Manangatang $238.00
S & R Snelson (137) Tongala $230.00
Pine Grove Farming (62) Pine Grove $229.00
Yentrac Nom (48) Tatura $225.00
Lake Marmal Past (110) Lake Marmal $225.00
J & L Cartwright (74) Raywood $220.00
P & C Tuohey (25) Colbinabbin $213.00
B & P Caelli (72) Murchison $209.00
Merrifield Partners (27) Raywood $209.00
Dueran Past Co (32) Numurkah $203.00
J & S Cox (39) Bamawm $202.00
Berndt Agriculture (59) Strathmerton $198.00
Kirriwina P/L (56) Durham Ox $196.00
C & S Fawcett (226) Nullawil $250.00
CF & JM Powell P/L (46) Managtang $238.00
R & B Walker (12) Dunolly $235.00
A Isaac (60) Mysia $230.00
C & S Fawcett (321) Nullawil $218.00
McGuiness & Elliott (166) Sea Lake $209.00
RC & SM Lea (161) Calivil $204.00
P & A O'Shannessy (89) Donald $202.00
C & S Fawcett (329) Nullawil $199.00
R & B Walker (82) Dunolly $197.00
JJ & BM Round (86) Wedderburn $187.00
Hastings Ag (203) Traynors Lagoon $220.00
AL & GJ Lloyd (34) Stuart Mill $190.00
Hastings Ag (203) Traynors Lagoon $179.00
J & G Ross (37) Mia Mia $164.00
PS & LJ Whitehead (28) Bealiba $155.00
Verge Past (52) Strathmerton $256.00
Yentrac Nom (21) Tatura $240.00
D & F Graham (16) Moama $206.00
A & R Gawne (82) Boort $243.00
B & M Barlow (12) Colbinabbin $220.00
CJ & JM Powell P/L (40) Manangtang $196.00
Canfield F/T (31) Wedderburn $195.00
A Collins (119) Bridgewater $190.00
R & T Webb (45) Bridgewater $182.00
F & S Gunther (149) Pyramid Hill $180.00
N & M Hocking (21) Pyramid Hill $175.00
S & A Edwards (34) Euroa $164.00
L & S Manton (56) Pyramid Hill $158.00
WBM Farms (125) Pyramid Hill $150.00
For week ending July 6
McKean & McGregor 1 & 3
Ellis Nuttall 3 & 5
FP Nevins 6 & 4
Landmark 4 & 1
Elders 5 & 2
Rodwells 2 & 6
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