South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) Market Report: September 12-13

Prime Sheep, Lamb

Jake McKenzie & Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson, sold XB Lambs for $280 ph topping the September 12 sale on behalf of R & S Cooper, Marulan. Photos: SELX

Jake McKenzie & Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson, sold XB Lambs for $280 ph topping the September 12 sale on behalf of R & S Cooper, Marulan. Photos: SELX

September 12

Yarding 8825

Cat (Qty) $/hd

  • Suckers XB (1771), top $280, av $137.20 
  • Lambs Merino (937), top $220, av $84.70 
  • Lambs XB (1021), top $220, av $130.72 
  • Hoggets XB (69), top $175, av $136.27
  • Hoggets Merino (121), top $89.20, av$83.25 
  • Wethers Merino (1912), top $160.60, av $92.42 
  • Ewes XB (1125), top $200, av $120.09 
  • Ewes Merino (970), top $166.20, av $100.99

Lamb numbers lifted and contained 1,600 new season lambs. There was a slight improvement in quality, but again there were limited numbers of good trade and heavy lambs penned. There was an increase in Merino lambs. Prices eased across all of the trade and heavy lambs, but sold dearer on the light restocking lambs. 

New season lambs to restockers sold from $94 to $133, lifting $6/head. New season trade weights dropped $10 to $15 selling from $135 to $175/head averaging 760c/kg. Heavy weights ranged from $188 to $250/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $280/head. 

Old 2 score processing lambs were $4 cheaper selling from $88 to $114/head. Trade weights lost $15/head on the light and medium weights and were firm on heavy lambs. Prices started at $128 to reach $177/head. Heavy lambs made from $155 to $220/head. Merinos sold to $186/head. 

Mutton numbers fell and the quality was plainer with more light and medium weights penned. Prices were $5 to $10/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $84 to $144/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $196/head. Heavy mutton averaged 510c to 530c/kg.

Prime Cattle

I&V Builders, Wallaroo, topped both cow and heifer markets on September 13 with this pen. Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold 1 Angus x heifer for 250c/kg, weighing 635kg.

I&V Builders, Wallaroo, topped both cow and heifer markets on September 13 with this pen. Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold 1 Angus x heifer for 250c/kg, weighing 635kg.

September 13

Yarding 431 

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved. Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding, with most going to feed lot orders, while grown steers were mostly light weights. Weaners were limited and there were only 53 cows offered. Prices lifted on the better quality yarding. 

Weaner steers sold to 248c, while heifers made from 169c to 220c/kg. Yearlings to feeders sold to a stronger trend, lifting up to 30c on a much better run of cattle coming off crops, making from 240c to 292c/kg. Heifers followed a similar trend receiving from 245c to 260c/kg. Trade steers reached 320c and heifers to the trade reached 248c/kg. 

Grown steers to feed on reached 265c and the few heavy grown heifers to processors sold from 220c to 250c/kg. The 2 score cows lifted 5c and sold from 140c to 185c/kg. Heavy cows gained up to 10c on the leaner cows and held firm on the prime heavy weights as prices sold from 217c to 220c/kg. 

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

  • Light Steers <350 (94), top 278.2c/kg, $941/hd; av 235.8c/kg, $675/hd
  • Light Heifers <350 (116), top 260.2c/kg, $855/hd; av 217.5c/kg, $632/hd 
  • Trade Steers 351-500 (98), top 320c/kg, $1269/hd; av 279.4c/kg, $1058/hd
  • Trade Heifers 351-500 (42), top 255c/kg, $1048/hd; av 237.9c/kg, $927/hd
  • Export Heifers 501+ (2), top 250c/kg, $1588/hd; av 236.8c/kg, $1344/hd
  • Cows (53), top 220.2c/kg, $1574/hd; av 184c/kg, $905/hd

Upcoming sales

  • Prime Sheep & Lambs: Every Wednesday, 11am
  • Prime Cattle: Every Thursday, 8am
  • Store Cattle: Friday September 28, 10am
  • Goat Sale: Monday October 15, noon

Market Report: mla.com.au