Thursday, June 14
Cat, Wgt (Qty), c/kg, $/hd
- Light Steers <350 (178) top 285c/kg, $931/hd; av 231.6c/kg, $607/hd
- Light Heifers <350 (191) top 260c/kg, $871/hd; av 201.6c/kg, $525/hd
- Trade Steers 351-500 (67) top 308.6c/kg, $1418/hd; av 260.5c/kg, $1145/hd
- Trade Heifers 351-500 (63) top 266.4c/kg, $1299/hd; av 220.9c/kg, $888/hd
- Export Steers 501+ (37) top 280c/kg, $1496/hd; av 237.9c/kg, $1313/hd
- Export Heifers 501+ (21) top 255c/kg, $1555/hd; av 218c/kg, $1214/hd
- Cows (288) top 233.6c/kg, $1370/hd; av 151.4c/kg, $714/hd
- Bulls <700 (7) top 190c/kg, $1150/hd; av 161.7c/kg, $695/hd
- Bulls >700 (7) top 225c/kg, $2255/hd; av 208.8c/kg, $1872/hd
Numbers dropped and the quality was mostly plain with only the odd exception. Young cattle were well supplied with feeders operating on most. Prime grown steers were limited with most lacking finish and going to feed. Around 280 cows were also penned.
Weaner steers to restock held firm, ranging from 230c to 260c/kg. Heifers sold mostly from 200c to 245c/kg. Heavy feeder steers averaged 10c dearer selling from 255c to 308.6c and breed effected the average on the medium weights, which ranged from 245c to 285c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were 4c cheaper 218c to 260c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were firm 265c to 270c/kg.
Grown steers to feed were 12c easier, making from 205c to 288c/kg. Prime steers reached 250c/kg. The very light and plain cows to restockers were dearer, selling from 70c to 105c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were 10c to 14c dearer with a few more heavy weights penned and selling from 120c to 170c/kg. The leaner heavy cows were in demand and lifted 15c, to range from 177c to 192c, while the 4 score cows were firm and averaged 183c/kg.
Prime Sheep, Lamb
Wednesday, June 13
Lamb numbers reduced and the quality was mixed. There still were plenty of light store lambs and there was a good run of trade and heavy lambs. The market trend was dearer.
Restocking lambs sold from $30 to $118/head. The 2 score processing lambs were firm from $92 to $118/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $11 to $13 dearer and sold from $133 to $160/head averaging 640c to 660c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $10 to $12 dearer selling from $164 to $172 and extra heavy lambs reached $189/head. Merino trades reached $150/head.
Mutton numbers halved and contained a lot of light sheep. The market was slightly stronger. Light sheep sold from $30 to $62/head. The better covered and heavier medium weights $87 to $128 and heavy crossbred ewes topped at $180/head. The better covered sheep averaged 470c to 500c/kg cwt.
Category (Qty) $/hd
- Suckers XB (37) top $130/hd, av $118.81/hd
- Lambs Merino (629) top $149.20/hd, av $110.44/hd
- Lambs XB (3204) top $189.20/hd, av $129.41/hd
- Hoggets XB (47) top $166/hd, av $137.29/hd
- Wethers Merino (1170) top $164.60/hd, av $122.96/hd
- Ewes XB (351) top $170/hd, av $128.74/hd
- Ewes Merino (1424) top $137.20/hd, av $98.66/hd
Market Report: mla.com.au
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