The largest weaner sale held at South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) saw a mixed quality offering penned.
Light weights were well supplied showing the effects of the season, but there were plenty of weaners with cover and weight.
Angus weaners made up the bulk of the yarding that sold to a cheaper trend of $100 to $140 a head.
Weaner steers to 200kg in weight sold from $230 to $510 a head.
Medium weights weighing 200-280kg made from $390 to $885 and heavier weights sold from $665 to a top of $1045 a head.
Angus steers averaged approximately 270 cents a kilogram and other breeds 240c to 260c/kg.
Medium weight heifers that were best supplied sold from $300 to $655 and heavier weights made from $555 to $670 a head.
Most varied from 170c to 220c/kg live weight.
Category Qty $/Hd
- Heifers 2149, Top $655, average $429
- Steers 3679, Top $1045, average $612
- Mixed sex 15, Top $640, average $565
Prime Sheep, Lamb
The pre-Easter sale saw a reduction in numbers and the quality was mixed. Heavy trade weights were best supplied with several good runs. Heavy lambs were limited and there was only a few neat shorn light weights. Merino hoggets were in reasonable numbers and covered all weight ranges. Not all the usual buyers operated in a fairly firm market.
Restocking lambs sold from $123 to $154 a head. Light lambs to process sold from $93 to $136/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 22kg ranged from $140 to $168/head. The 22kg to 24kg lambs sold from $169 to $180/head averaging 730c to 740c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $179 to $183/head, averaging 655c to 700c/kg cwt. Crossbred hoggets reached $167 and Merino hoggets $165/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality was plainer. Prices were firm to $3 dearer on the medium and heavy sheep.
Medium weight ewes sold from $96 to $148/head for full skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $140/head. Most averaged 500c to 520c/kg cwt.
Category Qty $/Hd
- Suckers XB 29 Top $147.60; av $145.26
- Lambs Merino 129 Top $112.20; av $62.54
- Lambs XB 2545 Top $185.20; av $154.15
- Hoggets XB 256 Top $166.20; av $138.67
- Wethers Merino 260 Top $131.20; av $109.43
- Ewes XB 286 Top $158; av $112.51
- Ewes Merino 1736 Top $148; av $103.67