Market reports from the South Eastern Livestock Exchange

Market Report

Prime Sheep & Lambs

September 13

Total Yarding: 7977

Lamb numbers eased and contained 1900 new season lambs.

The quality was a little more mixed with good trade lambs limited and plenty of lighter trade and store lambs.

Old lambs were very mixed and there were several good pens of heavy lambs. Merino lambs lifted in volume and most were lighter weights.

Light new season lambs to restockers sold from $85 to $116/head.

Trade weights sold $4 to $5 dearer and ranged from $119 to $140/head.

Heavy lambs received $144 to $150/head with a single pen to $189.60.

Carcase prices averaged between 570c to 600c/kg for the better lambs.

Old trade lambs were $4 to $5 cheaper and ranged from $104 to $121 with heavy lambs $120 to $146/head. Extra heavy lambs topped at $177.60/head. Merino trade weights $111 to $131/head.

Mutton numbers were steady and quality mostly good. Merino wethers were better supplied and most had short skins. Prices were eased by $2 to $4/head.

Medium weight ewes ranged from $80 to $112/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $103 to $116/head. Merino wethers reached $128.60/head.

Carcase prices were 380c to 400c/kg for medium and heavy weights.

Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold Shorthorn cows on behalf of Eris and Lyn Heffernan, Biala, to a top of 225c/kg, averaging 705kg, $1586.25 ph. Photo: Heidi Grange

Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold Shorthorn cows on behalf of Eris and Lyn Heffernan, Biala, to a top of 225c/kg, averaging 705kg, $1586.25 ph. Photo: Heidi Grange

Market Report

Prime Cattle

September 14

Total Yarding: 581

Numbers lifted and the quality improved slightly. Yearlings were best supplied and most went to feeder or restocker orders.

Trade vealers were limited as were prime grown steers. Only 50 cows were penned and there was a good run of heavy weights. The market was cheaper.

Trade vealers sold from 268c to 295c/kg. Light restocker steers reached 300c/kg on plainer lines. Feeder steers eased 11c to 15c to sell from 259c to 302c/kg. Heifers to feed sold between 255c and 286c/kg.

Restocker yearling steers reached 309c/kg. Medium and heavy trade steers received 260c to 306c and heifers 240c to 288c/kg.

Grown steers eased 9c on a very small number of penned cattle and ranged from 255c to 274c/kg. Heavy grown heifers to the trade made from 228c to 245c/kg. Cows eased 9c to 12c with the medium weight 2 scores selling from 170c to 185c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores traded from 190c to 225c, averaging 215c/kg.

Market Report: MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service​

Upcoming Sales

  • Goats: Monday, September 25, noon
  • XB Store Lambs: Monday, October 23, 10am