South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) Market Report: August 8-9

Prime Cattle

Agstock selling Angus Heifers on behalf of JM Fitzgerald, Jugiong for 245c/kg, av 545kg, $1335.25ph. Photos: SELX

Agstock selling Angus Heifers on behalf of JM Fitzgerald, Jugiong for 245c/kg, av 545kg, $1335.25ph. Photos: SELX

August 9

Yarding 833

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

  • Light Steers <350 (191), top 260c/kg, $871/hd; av 175.5c/kg, $415/hd
  • Light Heifers <350 (365), top 240.2c/kg, $797/hd; av 118.2c/kg, $271/hd
  • Trade Steers 351-500 (58), top 278c/kg, $1080/hd; av 202.4c/kg, $835/hd
  • Trade Heifers 351-500 (50), top 265c/kg, $1035/hd; av 186.2c/kg, $769/hd
  • Export Steers 501+ (3), top 220c/kg, $1133/hd; av 214.6c/kg,  $1120/hd
  • Export Heifers 501+ (8), top 245c/kg, $1335/hd; av 228.5c/kg, $1215/hd
  • Cows (146), top 220c/kg, $1555/hd; av 138.5c/kg, $598/hd
  • Bulls <700 (3), top 140c/kg, $735/hd; av 120.4c/kg, $456/hd
  • Bulls >700 (7), top 190c/kg, $1834/hd; av 170.1c/kg, $1474/hd

Numbers eased, with the quality being plain and light across the whole sale. Weaners were well supplied and there were only a few good lines of feeder cattle, with a couple of trade yearlings.

No heavy grown steers or heifers were penned.

Around 150 mostly light cows were offered to a larger restocking group, while all but one of the usual buyers were present.

Weaners were 20c easier on the plainer lines, with the steers receiving from 140c to 222c and heifers making from 140c to 179c/kg.

Feeder steers decreased 30c on a limited number and most made from 200c to 240c, with a top sale of 278c/kg.

Most heifers eased 10c to 15c, to make from 225c to 265c/kg. The few trade cattle sold from 236c to 250c/kg.

Grown steers reached 220c and heifers made from 220c to 245c/kg.

The light and medium weight cows were dearer, with the medium weight 2 score cows receiving from 142c to 167c/kg.

Heavy cows were firm making from 170c to 198c/kg. Prime heavy weights averaged 192c/kg.

Prime Sheep, Lamb

Yass High School topped the August 8 market with Butt Livestock & Property selling XB Lambs for $215ph.

Yass High School topped the August 8 market with Butt Livestock & Property selling XB Lambs for $215ph.

August 8

Yarding 8448

Numbers decreased this sale, with lambs showing the reduction.

Lamb quality was very mixed, with a large percentage of plainer types penned, along with the few better finished lambs available. The usual buyers were present and competing.

There was 550 new season lambs penned and prices were from $98 to $129 for the bulk of the better lambs, with one quality pen reaching $180/head. Light old lambs sold from $119 to $123/head.

Trade weights received from $133 to $180, while heavy lambs made from $187 to $215/head. Carcase prices averaged 679c to 783c/kg cwt. 

Mutton numbers remained steady and quality was again very mixed. Merino ewes sold from $75 to $120/head. Crossbred ewes made from $83 to $113, with Merino wethers receiving from $85 to $126/head.

Cat (Qty) $/hd

  • Suckers XB (330), top $178, av $91.63
  • Lambs Merino (413), top $144.60, av $88.62
  • Lambs XB (1289), top $215, av $102.91
  • Hoggets XB (32), top $156.20, av $127.98
  • Wethers Merino (2029), top $126.60, av $69.56
  • Ewes XB (1282), top $125, av $81.05
  • Ewes Merino (1794), top $120, av $68.23

Upcoming sales

  • Prime Sheep & Lamb: Every Wednesday, 11am
  • Prime Cattle: Every Thursday, 8am
  • Store Sale: Friday August 31, 10am

Market Report: mla.com.au