Prime Sheep & Lamb
Total Yarding: 8699
Lamb numbers improved and the increase came in 1,500 new season lambs which were offered. Quality was good in the young lamb runs while old lambs were mixed with a percentage that lacked finish.
Trade and heavy lambs were well supplied along with a small offering of extra heavy lambs. Merino lambs also showed an increase in numbers but there was not as much weights penned. The usual buyers operated in a firm to cheaper market.
New season lambs were firm. Light trade sold to $115/head. Medium and heavy trade weights received $118 to $140 and heavy lambs made up to $163/head. Carcass prices ranged between 570c and 620c/kg. Restockers paid from $99 to $118/head.
Old 2 score processing lambs were $10 cheaper and averaged $81/head. The medium and heavy trade weights lost $2 to $4 and sold from $110 to $136/head averaging 550c/kg.
Heavy old lambs were $4 dearer and ranged from $120 to $156 and extra heavy lambs made to $176/head. Carcass prices ranged from 515c to 570c/kg. Merino lambs were $7 dearer and sold from $100 to $144/head. Best of the heavy hoggets sold to $149/head.
Mutton numbers and quality was a little more mixed. There were plenty of well covered medium and heavy Merinos but there was an increase in plainer sheep. Prices lifted $2 to $3 for Merinos and slipped $7 on the heavy crossbred ewes. Medium weight ewes sold from $87 to $117/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $135/head. Heavy shorn Merino wethers sold to $114/head. Most of the better covered sheep averaged 410c to 435c/kg.
Total Yarding: 448
Numbers fell slightly and the quality improved. Yearlings made up the bulk of the offering and there was a better run of heavier grown cattle. Cows were limited with only 30 head penned. The trend of the market was dearer but price ranges remained similar.
Restocking weaner steers sold to 332c while a pen of Angus weaner heifers reached 352c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers ranged from 280c to 310c and heifers 250c to 302c/kg. Trade cattle were firm and steers received 270c to 321c/kg. Trade heifers made from 260c to 310c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks also sold to a similar price ranged of 268c to 275c/kg. Grown heifers to export ranged from 240c to 265c/kg. In a very small run of cows the 2 score medium weights ranged from 180c to 188c/kg. The heavy weight 3 and 4 scores sold from 205c to 220c/kg.
Market Report: MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service
Sales at SELX
- Store Cattle – Friday, August 25, 10am
- Goat Sale – Monday, September 25, noon