Market reports from the South-Eastern Livestock Exchange

Market Report

Prime Sheep & Lamb

November 22

Total Yarding: 31,087

Lamb numbers lifted and the increase came in the new season lambs, which totalled nearly 25,000 head.

Trade weights and heavy lambs were well supplied with good number showing plenty of finish and extra heavy lambs were limited.

The main lift in numbers came in an increase in light 2 score lambs with most returned to the paddock.

Merino lambs fell in volume to only 400 head and old lambs were limited.

All the usual processors and a few extra restocking orders were in place.

The 2 score restocking lambs were firm to $5/head dearer especially on the lighter weights.

Prices ranged from $80 to $128/head. New season trade weights averaged $3 to $5 cheaper with the medium and heavy trades at $120 to $145/head to average 590c/kg.

Heavy lambs eased $3 to $6 and sold from $145 to $160 with extra heavy lambs making $194, back by up to $10/head. Most have averaged 560c to 570c/kg. Heavy old lambs made to $144/head.

Michael Hall Livestock topped today’s sale with XB Suckers from Tarcutta, topping at $194ph. SELX photos courtesy Heidi Grange

Michael Hall Livestock topped today’s sale with XB Suckers from Tarcutta, topping at $194ph. SELX photos courtesy Heidi Grange

Mutton numbers eased and the quality was good with a lot of medium and heavy sheep penned. The market trend was $5 to $10 dearer with medium weight ewes selling from $86 to $129 and heavy crossbred ewes reached $160/head.

Market Report

Prime Cattle

November 23

Total Yarding: 1255

Numbers eased and the quality was back slightly.

Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding and most sold to feeder orders.

Grown heifers were well supplied and there was a reduction in a mixed run of cows.

Not all the usual buyers operated in a mostly cheaper market.

Light restocking steers sold to 360c and heifers 318c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers eased 7c, selling between 280c to 316c, to average 303c/kg. The feeder heifers eased 2c, ranging from 277c to 289c, and re-stockers paid to 298c/kg. Trade cattle were very limited and ranged from 275c to 310c/kg.

Sam Hunter, Agstock sold 25 Angus x Steers on behalf of WT Jones & Partners, Brungle to a top of 295c/kg, av 431.8kg, $1273.66ph. SELX photos courtesy Heidi Grange

Sam Hunter, Agstock sold 25 Angus x Steers on behalf of WT Jones & Partners, Brungle to a top of 295c/kg, av 431.8kg, $1273.66ph. SELX photos courtesy Heidi Grange

Grown steers averaged firm but the run of steers was younger and sold from 248c to 281c/kg. Most of the grown heifers sold 6c to 11c cheaper with lighter 2 tooths to feed selling to 260c/kg.

Most of the older and heavier weights sold from 230c to 250c/kg. Light cows to re-stockers went against the trend, selling much stronger, to reach 234c/kg.

Heavy cows were 1c to 3c cheaper, ranging from 215c to 232c, and averaged 221c/kg.

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Category sales

Prime Sheep & Lamb 22/11

Suckers Top $194/hd; av $124.03/hd

Lambs Merino Top $125/hd; av $92.70/hd

Lambs XB Top $168/hd; av $110.32/hd

Hoggets XB Top $150/hd; av $106.33/hd

Wethers Merino Top $157.20/hd; av $110.08/hd

Ewes XB Top $160/hd; av $116.31/hd

Ewes Merino Top $157.20/hd; av $109.51/hd

Prime Cattle 23/11

Light Steers < 350 Top 360c/kg, $1063/hd; av 301.8c/kg, $938/hd

Light Heifers < 350 Top 318c/kg, $992/hd; av 276.4c/kg, $820/hd

Trade Steers 351 - 500 Top 319.2c/kg, $1358/hd; av 288.4c/kg, $1208/hd

Trade Heifers 351 - 500 Top 295c/kg, $1207/hd; av 254.6c/kg, $1081/hd

Export Steers 501+ Top 281.2c/kg, $1945/hd; av 257.1c/kg, $1463/hd

Export Heifers 501+ Top 255c/kg, $1595/hd; av 242.7c/kg, $1311/hd

Cows Top 243c/kg, $1744/hd; av 219.9c/kg, $1126/hd

Bulls < 700 Top 316c/kg, $1559/hd, av 242.5c/kg, $733/hd

Bulls > 700 Top 271.2c/kg, $2761/hd; av 257.6c/kg, $2331/hd