Total Yarding: 1228
- Light Steers < 350: top 361.6c/kg, $1023/hd; av 290.4c/kg, $874/hd
- Light Heifers < 350: top 350c/kg, $985/hd; av 277.2c/kg, $852/hd
- Trade Steers 351-500: top 320c/kg, $1411/hd; av 287.3c/kg, $1213/hd
- Trade Heifers 351-500: top 288.2c/kg, $1347/hd; av 273.9c/kg, $1090/hd
- Export Steers 501+: top 285c/kg, $1717/hd; av 262.6c/kg, $1433/hd
- Export Heifers 501+: top 270.2c/kg, $1470/hd; av 259.1c/kg, $1392/hd
- Cows: top 235c/kg, $1681/hd; av 203.6c/kg, $1197/hd
- Bulls < 700: top 361.6c/kg, $1008/hd; av 216.6c/kg, $747/hd
- Bulls > 700: top 255c/kg, $2729/hd; av 245.6c/kg, $2389/hd
Numbers lifted and the quality was good. Yearlings were much better supplied and feeders were again active on most. Vealers and grown cattle remain in short supply. Around 70 cows were penned to a smaller group of buyers.
Light vealer steers to re-stockers reached 360c/kg. Medium weights feeder yearling steers were 1c to 2c cheaper, while the heavy weights lifted 15c/kg on a larger and better quality run. Most of the steers sold from 273c to 310c/kg. The medium weight feeder heifers lifted 10c/kg due to an increase in numbers and the heavy heifers were steady. Prices ranged from 272c to 295c/kg. The few trade cattle sold from 255c to 285c/kg.
Prime grown steers over 500kg were firm to sell from 250c to 285c and an average run of grown heifers to processors sold from 240c to 246c/kg. Most cows eased 2c to 3c with the 2 score medium weights from 185c to 205c and the heavy 3 and 4 scores from 204c to 212c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls reached 255c/kg.
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Prime Sheep & Lamb
Total Yarding: 30,559
- Suckers XB: top $180.20; av $126.34
- Lambs Merino: top $125; av $71.44
- Lambs XB: top $190; av $133.90
- Hoggets XB: top $170; av $142.21
- Wethers Merino: top $132; av $104.51
- Ewes XB: top $155.60; av $116.46
- Ewes Merino: top $138; av $94.86
Lamb numbers jumped and there were 17,500 new season lambs penned. The quality was a little plainer with plenty of 2 score lambs for the re-stockers. There was a good run of medium and heavy trade weights but heavy lambs were back in volume. All the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market.
The 2 score restocking lambs sold from $89 for very lightweights to $135/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $15 and more in some sales and prices ranged from $130 to $146/head to average 640c to 660c/kg cwt. Similarly, heavy lambs have eased, selling from $145 to $172 with the few heavy weights reaching $188/head or 600c to 630c/kg cwt. The best of the hoggets reached $170/head.
Mutton quality was good with plenty of heavy sheep. Prices were firm to $4/head cheaper. Medium weights sold from $78 to $123/head for long skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbreds reached $155 and heavy wethers $142/head. Carcase prices averaged from 420c to 450c/kg cwt.
- Prime Sheep & Lambs: Every Wednesday, 11am
- Prime Cattle: Every Thursday, 8am
- Store Cattle: Friday, January 19 - CANCELLED
- Goat Sale: Monday, January 22, noon
- Store Cattle: Friday, February 23, 10am
- Weaner/Store Cattle Sale: Friday, March 23, 10am