August 2, yarding 898
Cat, Wgt (Qty), c/kg, $/hd
- Light Steers <350 (197), top 269.2c/kg, $929/hd; av 187.8c/kg, $443/hd
- Light Heifers <350 (257), top 275c/kg, $930/hd; av 175.7c/kg, $449/hd
- Trade Steers 351-500 (55), top 283.6c/kg, $1386/hd; av 255.5c/kg, $1069/hd
- Trade Heifers 351-500 (77), top 272c/kg, $1116/hd; av 182.3c/kg, $720/hd
- Export Steers 501+ (23), top 272c/kg, $1479/hd; av 234.8c/kg, $1247/hd
- Export Heifers 501+ (12), top 200c/kg, $1072/hd; av 189.4c/kg, $999/hd
- Cows (264), top 208c/kg, $1566/hd; av 152c/kg, $807/hd
- Bulls <700 (8), top 160c/kg, $1032/hd; av 125.8c/kg, $418/hd
- Bulls >700 (3), top 190c/kg, $2014/hd; av 188.4c/kg, $1721/hd
Overall numbers lifted and the quality continued to be plain. Light cattle comprised the offering majority. There were only a few young cattle with enough cover for trade. About 250 cows were offered, along with a few open auction calves and cow and calf units. Overall, the market was cheaper.
Restocking weaners eased 20c, making from 100c to 240c/kg. The heifer portion decreased 30c, receiving from 100c to 210c/kg. Heavy trade vealers sold up to 269c/kg. Yearlings to feed were in short supply and the medium weight steers eased 20c, while heavy weights increased 10c and sold from 225c to 276c/kg. Heifers to feed sold to solid competition, with a better selection of cattle compared to the steers, making from 220c and 275c/kg. Trade cattle sold 20c cheaper, receiving from 225c to 255c/kg.
Grown steers sold from 245c to 265c/kg. Grown heifers sold dearer from a low base price to reach 229c/kg. The medium weight 2 score cows decreased 25c, making from 120c to 164c/kg. The heavy 3 and 4 scores made 13c to 17c dearer, or 160c to 208c, with prime heavy weights averaging 194c/kg.
Market Report: mla.com.au
Prime Sheep, Lamb
August 1, yarding 15,748
Lamb numbers were up, including nearly 850 new season lambs and about 4000 Merino lambs, along with a mixed run of crossbreds. Once again, quality was mostly plain, with the odd exception of supplementary fed trade and heavy lambs. The market was cheaper, although the few well finished lambs with cover remained firm. Light new season lambs sold from $51 to $105, while trade weights made from $124 to $145/head.
Old 2 score processing lambs were $20 cheaper, from $54 to $104/hd. Medium and heavy trade weights eased $13 to $15 and sold from $113 to $167/hd. Heavy lambs received $146 to $166 and extra heavy lambs reached $260/hd. Carcase prices made from 630c to 650c for a general run of lambs, with the neater lambs receiving from 730c to 780c/kg cwt. Light Merino lambs sold from $18 to $78/hd. Trade weights made $118 to $146 and heavy weights topped at $198/head.
Mutton numbers were back and quality was mixed. Prices were cheaper, easing $20/hd. Medium weight ewes received $58 to $119/hd. Heavy crossbreds reached $140/hd and most averaged from 350c and 420c/kg cwt.
Cat (Qty) $/hd
- Suckers XB (941), top $170, av $89.75
- Lambs Merino (2749), top $198.20, av $68.59
- Lambs XB (3513), top $260, av $119.92
- Hoggets XB (124), top $170, av $132.12
- Wethers Merino (1782), top $126, av $78.66
- Ewes XB (1161), top $140, av $96.79
- Ewes Merino (1850), top $127.60, av $70.36