A light yarding came forward once again this week. However competition remained strong amongst the buyers and the cattle sold very well.
Heavy steers were in short supply and sold to a top of $2.70 per kilo.
Medium to heavy steers sold to a top of $2.82 per kilo.
A small quality run of vealers came through and the better calves sold to a top of $3.52 per kilo, 10 to 15 cents dearer than last week.
A very small run of cows sold to a top of $2.32 per kilo, also 10 to 15 cents dearer than last week.
Heavy Steers over 500kg sold to $2.70
Medium to Heavy Steers 450- 500kg sold to $2.82
Steer Veal Heavy over 400kg sold to $3.52
Steer Veal medium 320-390kg sold to $3.49
Heifers Veal 420-490kg sold to $3.43
Heifer Veal 320-390kg sold to $3.41
Beef Cows - $2.32
M & R Baker - Tennyson $1,518.00
Jane Angove - Ravenswood $1,254.00
M & R Baker - Tennyson $1,510.16
Glencooee - Axedale $1,371.75
A Laverso - Sedgwick $1,368.50
Broadacre Farms - Piavella $1,357.98
Eagle Range Limousins - Marong $1,239.50
L Purtill - Huntly $1,098.90
S & J Barnes - Axedale $1,092.10
L & M Donaldson - Marong $1,322.40
A Laverso - Sedgwick $1,197.00
K Turner - Strathfieldsaye $1,062.75
Jane Angove - Ravenswood $1,154.40
The Associated Stock and Station Agents of Bendigo have decided to shift the cattle sale to a Monday morning.
By shifting to a Monday morning we hope to encourage more competition from livestock buyers who may be attending the Bendigo Sheep and Lamb sale.
The first Monday cattle sale will be held on Monday, August 5 starting at 8.30am. Curfew for the cattle will be the Sunday night at 9pm.
SHEEP & LAMBS
Slight lift in lamb numbers, but quality was more mixed than the previous weeks as turn-off heads deeper into winter.
All the regular buyers attended and competition for the major lines of supplementary fed lambs weighing over 24kg cwt was very strong, and estimated carcase prices crept up again to be sitting above 1000c/kg cwt.
The middle run of plainer domestic lambs, many lacking fat cover, were just similar to the previous week.
The other big improver of the sale was light weight lambs suitable for MK or 'bag lamb' orders, with price trends for stock under 18kg cwt all trending dearer by $5 to $10/head.
The supply of extra heavy lambs over 30kg cwt was much more limited this week as they sold to $320, to be $20 shy of last Monday's saleyard record of $340/head on less weight and quality.
The strongest bidding was on the bigger pen lots of supplementary fed crossbred lambs.
The 26-30kg cwt pens made from $274 to $320 to average $290, while the lead run of 24-26kg cwt lambs sold from $232 to $288/head.
On a carcase basis the bulk of these lambs were estimated to make from 920c to 1,060c, to return averages of just over 1,000c/kg cwt.
The medium 22-24kg cwt lambs were firm, making from $222 to $263/head.
There were some buoyant sales for light weight lambs, the better presented crossbreds in the 16-18kg cwt category making from $136 to $167 to average $151/head.
The majority of the Merino lambs this week were lighter and plainer types also benefited from processor demand for MK suitable stock.
The best trade weight Merino lambs off supplementary feed reached $240/head.
Sheep numbers continue to tighten, most noticeably across the heavy ewe categories.
Most of the better lines of mutton this week were recently shorn Merino wethers.
Price trends for sheep for generally firm, with odd pens higher as some buyers tested each other during the sale, an example being the top price of $260/head for crossbred ewes.
Heavy Merino wethers made from $151 to $199, and the trade bodies received from $123 to $173/head, both categories tracking over 600c/kg cwt.
NJ & SL Hollins (30) Picola $320.00
SN & DA Collins (40) Bridgewater Nth $320.00
Jenharwill Bailing P/L (110) Elmore $300.00
Jennifer Morrison (39) Tandarra $288.00
M Hall (55) Myers Flat $285.00
AW Ogden (22) Wanalta $285.00
AW Ogden (37) Wanalta $284.00
MB & B O'Sullivan (15) Baynton $284.00
A Collins (54) Bridgewater Nth $274.00
DR & RJ Poyner (46) Nullawil $270.00
E & B Cox (77) Rochester $270.00
A & S Jones (54) Gifford $268.00
G & D Nation (117) Koyuga $268.00
BJ & SJ Griffiths (59) Kyneton $262.00
C & H Wilson (22) Goornong $260.00
Farley Partnership (110) Kybolite $253.00
BA Collins & BL Jones (110) Jarklin $252.00
James Sexton (25) Kamarooka $243.00
DI & CL Palmer (100) Bamawm $241.00
R Webb (59) Bridgewater $240.00
K & L Walker (35) Kyneton $234.00
Farley Partnership (194) Kybolite $230.00
GJ & ME Perryman (50) Woodvale $230.00
DC & L Lougoon (22) Leichardt $226.00
Merrifield Partners (44) Raywood $225.00
N & K Holt (92) St Arnaud $240.00
R Bales (101) Swanwater $195.00
MC & RA Henke (77) Elmore $190.00
A Isaac (59) Borung $185.00
A & R Hiscock (25) Balranald $180.00
MC & RA Henke (46) Elmore $176.00
A Harris (17) Costerfield $166.00
A & R Hiscock (83) Balranald $199.00
B & F Moon (56) Pyramid Hill $173.00
S & L Carless (119) Moliagul $168.00
O'Sullivan Trading (440) Elmore $167.50
R Hickson (43) Muskerry $160.00
O'Sullivan Trading (331) Elmore $151.00
SN & DA Collins (32) Bridgewater Nth $260.00
JO & KJ Steel (13) Newbridge $228.00
Boosey Creek (48) Nagambie $158.00
Bernaud O'Hare (33) Nathalia $144.00
JO & KJ Steel (14) Newbridge $210.00
R Webb (14) Bridgewater $180.00
A & R Hiscock (41) Balranald $170.00
O'Sullivan Trading (33) Elmore $166.00
GK & RJ Isaac (36) Wedderburn $164.00
Cootnite Past Co (87) Moulimean $162.50
Wattleton P/L (94) Traynors Lagoon $160.00
N & K Holt (18) St Arnaud $155.00
RW & CT Dickinson (97) Strathallen $140.00
ORDER OF SALE
For week ending July 27.
McKean & McGregor
2 & 6
6 & 4
3 & 5
5 & 2
4 & 1
1 & 3