Market Report: South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) - April 4-5

Prime Cattle

Thursday, April 5

Ed Gundry, Tarago, and Milly Glanville, Yass, (Willeroo P/L) sold 3 Angus x steers with Landmark for 275c/kg, av 615kg, $1691.25 ph. Photos: Heidi Grange

Ed Gundry, Tarago, and Milly Glanville, Yass, (Willeroo P/L) sold 3 Angus x steers with Landmark for 275c/kg, av 615kg, $1691.25 ph. Photos: Heidi Grange

Yarding: 1746

Cat (Qty), c/kg, $/hd

  • Light Steers <350 (168): top 295c/kg, $993/hd; av 253.1c/kg, $697/hd
  • Light Heifers <350 (162): top 285.2c/kg, $958/hd; av 241c/kg, $687/hd
  • Trade Steers 351-500 (271): top 295.2c/kg, $1425hd; av 274.3c/kg, $1150/hd
  • Trade Heifers 351-500 (310): top 285.2c/kg, $1284/hd; av 251c/kg, $1049/hd
  • Export Steers 501+ (64): top 288c/kg, $1801/hd; av 260.9c/kg, $1516/hd
  • Export Heifers 501+ (49): top 280c/kg, $1682/hd; av 247c/kg, $1307/hd
  • Cows (643): top 230c/kg, $1918/hd; av 192.8c/kg, $1064/hd
  • Bulls <700 (45): top 250.2c/kg, $1477/hd; av 218.2c/kg, $930/hd
  • Bulls >700 (14): top 255c/kg, $2725/hd; av 229.9c/kg, $1891/hd

Numbers lifted and the quality was fair to good. There were a large number of young cattle lacking cover with a few good runs of well finished trade cattle. Grown steers were limited and cows nearly tripled to 610 head.

Due to the April 6 weaner sale, where 4000 have been drawn for, the light vealers to restock sold cheaper mostly due to quality and breed. Steers to restockers sold to 280c and feeders paid to 292c/kg. Trade buyers paid to 262c/kg for light heifers. Medium weight feeder steers eased 4c and heavy weights up to 10c and sold from 242c to 293c/kg. Heifers to feed sold to a dearer trend of up to 4c making from 240c to 270c/kg. Heavy trade steers and heifers were firm receiving from 258c to 292c/kg.

Grown steers were similar to a fortnight ago making 230c to 251c and heavy heifers eased 3c to make from 230c to 256c/kg. Cows gained 5c to 10c/kg with a few extra buyers competing for numbers. The medium weight 2 score cows sold from 155c to 196c/kg. The heavy 3 and 4 scores made from 178c to 220c to average 208c/kg. The best of the heavy bull reached 255c/kg. 

Prime Sheep, Lamb

Wednesday, April 4

Agstock: Sold this pen of XB lambs for $184, topping the April 4 sale, on behalf of RTR P/L, Goulburn. Market reports source: mla.com.au

Agstock: Sold this pen of XB lambs for $184, topping the April 4 sale, on behalf of RTR P/L, Goulburn. Market reports source: mla.com.au

Yarding 17,662

Lamb numbers increased and quality was mostly plain. Trade and heavy weight lambs were limited in supply while the light and store grades were in plenty of numbers. All the buyers were operating in a firm to slightly cheaper market.

Light lambs to the processors averaged $113 while store lambs sold from $95 to $120/head for the better lines. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs were firm to $3/h cheaper and averaged from 580c to 595c/kg cwt. Most of the quality heavy trade weight lambs sold from $135 to $150/h. Heavy weight lambs topped at $184/h.

Mutton numbers increased and quality was varied throughout. Medium Merino ewes averaged $101 or 415c while heavy Merino ewes averaged $143/head or 460c/kg cwt. Heavy first cross ewes averaged $121/h or 425c/kg cwt.

Cat (Qty), c/kg, $/hd 

  • Suckers XB (861): top $80, av $60.21
  • Lambs Merino (1044): top $114, av $77.46
  • Lambs XB (7895): top $184, av $114.57
  • Hoggets XB (120): top $160, av $125.19
  • Wethers Merino (690): top $137.20, av $101.89
  • Ewes XB (1356): top $141, av $99.32
  • Ewes Merino (3327): top $164.20, av $88.99

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