SELX Prime Cattle
Thursday, May 3
Cat, Wgt (Qty), c/kg, $/hd
- Light Steers <350 (256): top 282c/kg, $952/hd; av 250.6c/kg, $713/hd
- Light Heifers <350 (223): top 267c/kg, $876/hd; av 225.4c/kg, $595/hd
- Trade Steers 351-500 (175): top 300c/kg, $1342/hd; av 263.1c/kg, $1084/hd
- Trade Heifers 351-500 (266): top 290c/kg, $1261/hd; av 249.5c/kg, $1043/hd
- Export Steers 501+ (81): top 279.2c/kg, $1710/hd; av 262.5c/kg, $1410/hd
- Export Heifers 501+ (69): top 259.6c/kg, $1627/hd; av 205.2c/kg, $1184/hd
- Cows (724): top 195c/kg, $1526/hd; av 160.2c/kg, $869/hd
- Bulls <700 (11): top 205.2c/kg, $1097/hd; av 147.7c/kg, $677/hd
- Bulls >700 (12): top 215c/kg, $2623/hd; av 189.9c/kg, $1830
Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved. There was an increase in weaners and heavy trade yearlings but feeder cattle were in the majority. Plainer grown steers under 500kg were better supplied and around 740 cows were penned.
Weaners eased 10c to 15c and sold from 200c to 260c/kg. The best of the heavy butcher vealers reached 280c/kg. Light feeder steers eased 10c while the medium weights lifted 5c and sold from 255c to 288c/kg. Feeder heifers gained 6c to 8c and sold from 237c to 278c/kg. Heavy trade steers ranged from 260c to 280c/kg.
Grown steers over 500kg eased 9c to processors and sold from 200c to 262c/kg. Restocking cows were up to 30c dearer selling between 115c and 162c/kg. The 2 score processing cows eased 9c to make from 130c to 152c and the heavy 3 and 4 scores were 4c to 9c cheaper to make from 152c to 195c to average 179c/kg.
SELX Prime Sheep, Lamb
Wednesday, May 2
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was a little plainer with plenty of 2 score lambs for the re-stockers and feeders. There was a small run of medium and heavy trade weights but heavy lambs were limited in volume. All the usual buyers were operating in a firm market.
The light 2 score restocking lambs sold to $119/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were firm from $126 to $138/head to average 560c to 600c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs have sold at a similar prices from $142 to $164/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $174/head. The best of the hoggets made $165/head for very heavy weights.
Mutton numbers lifted and quality was mixed. There were plenty of light and medium weights along with a good number of heavy weights. Prices were $9 cheaper on the lighter and plainer medium weight sheep with the 2 scores $57 to $116/head. Heavy crossbreds improved $15 but more weights was offered in larger lines, making from $110 to $164 and Merinos reached $142/head.
Category (Qty) $/hd
- Suckers XB (59): top $130, av $122.59
- Lambs Merino (1142): top $99, av $69.87
- Lambs XB (11,193): top $174, av $108
- Hoggets XB (549): top $165.60, av $111.43
- Wethers Merino (3391): top $154, av $94.67
- Ewes XB (2107): top $164, av $108.66
- Ewes Merino (5244): top $142, av $74.54
- Prime Sheep, Lamb: Every Wednesday, 11am
- Prime Cattle: Every Thursday, 8am
- Weaner Sale: Friday, May 11, 10am
- Goat Sale: Monday, May 14, noon