SELX: Trade lambs top at 800c/kg

Delta Agribusiness selling XB lambs on behalf of Ellerview Pastoral Co, Young for $218 a head.
Delta Agribusiness selling XB lambs on behalf of Ellerview Pastoral Co, Young for $218 a head.

Prime Sheep, Lamb

May 15

Yarding: 14,588

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was good at Yass on Wednesday.

Trade and heavy lambs were well supplied and lighter weights were in short supply.

There was less restocking activity and all the usual processors attended. The market sold to a dearer trend.

The 2 score processing lambs ranged from $110 to $148 a head.

Feeders paid $148 to $160 a head. Trade lambs to 24kg were $8 to $9 dearer ranging from $148 to $194 or 760c to 800c/kg cwt on average.

The 24kg to 26kg lambs were $6 stronger to sell from $193 to $200 and heavier weights sold from $186 to $220 a head.

Merino lambs 22kg and heavier sold from $169 to $196 a head and hoggets reached $210 a head.

Mutton numbers were steady and the quality remains mixed. Prices were $9 to $10 dearer on medium weights.

Medium weight sheep sold from $105 to $165 a head, averaging 580c to 600c/kg cwt.

Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $144 to $213 a head, or 550c/kg cwt.

Category, Qty, $/hd

  • Suckers XB, 129, top $175, av $154.30
  • Lambs Merino, 816, top $196.20, av $116.99
  • Lambs XB, 5715, top $220, av $161.06
  • Hoggets XB, 167, top $210, av $176.44
  • Wethers Merino, 1844, top $177, av $118.31
  • Ewes XB, 626, top $210, av $154.02
  • Ewes Merino, 3826, top $183, av $115.06
Duncombe & Co sold Angus steers on behalf of B&B Brown, Goulburn for 319.2c/kg, average 452.9kg, $1445.71 a head.

Duncombe & Co sold Angus steers on behalf of B&B Brown, Goulburn for 319.2c/kg, average 452.9kg, $1445.71 a head.

Prime Cattle

May 16

Yarding: 1767

Numbers eased slightly, as the quality was plainer and lighter than previous weeks at Yass on Thursday.

There were a few more weaners and a large offering of yearlings.

Grown steers were very limited and nearly 600 cows were penned.

The market sold to a primarily cheaper trend, with the exception of cattle with weight and medium weight feeder heifers.

Weaner steers sold from 200c/kg to 300c/kg and heifers made from 155c/kg to 226c/kg, back 40c/kg.

Medium weight feeder steers were back 20c, making from 245c/kg to 311c/kg, with heavy feeders close to firm, reaching 319c/kg.

Medium weight feeder heifers were similar, receiving from 223c/kg to 277c/kg.

Prime heavy trade cattle lifted 20c, making from 274c/kg to 278c/kg.

Only a few grown steers were offered, receiving from 250c/kg to 260c/kg.

Light and plain cows to restock sold 40c cheaper, but the quality was back.

The 2 score processing cows eased 15c, making from 120c/kg to 177c/kg.

Heavy cows were 1c to 2c softer, receiving from 166c/kg to 221c/kg, averaging 208c/kg on the 4 score cows.

Category, Weight, Qty, c/kg, $/Hd

  • Light steers, 350, 280, top 300.2, $977, av 228.2 $581
  • Light heifers, 350, 443, top 275, $944, av 198.1 $522
  • Trade steers, 351-500, 149, top 319.2, $1483, av 278.5 $1132
  • Trade heifers, 351-500, 169, top 279, $1285, av 212.7 $899
  • Export steers, 501+, 7, top 274, $1775, av 230.6 $1271
  • Export heifers, 501+, 32, top 278.2, $1601, av 246.4 $1294
  • Cows, 627, top 221.4, $1475, av 171.3 $883
  • Bulls, 700, 29, top 175, $1088, av 142 $482
  • Bulls, 700, 11, top 220, $2156, av 192 $1714

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