More cattle, less sheep, lambs

Prime Cattle

July 11 | Yarding: 1,105

Numbers improved this sale and quality was mixed. There were some strong lines of finished cattle offered, along with plainer types. Yearlings were most of the offering, plus a good penning of cows. Buyers competed in a dearer market.

Vealer steers and heifers sold from 160c to 260c/kg. Yearling steers to processors improved by 8c to sell from 280c to 323c/kg. Plainer types made from 240c to 308c for middle weights, and from 285c to 322c/kg for heavy weights. Light weights sold to restockers from 242c to 312c/kg. The heifer portion to processors improved from 10c to 13c, to receive from 254c to 329c/kg. Unfinished lines were 4c better, making from 216c to 285c/kg.

Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 260c to 315c/kg. Grown heifers made from 225c to 282c/kg. Cows increased by 20c, with heavy 2 scores selling from 198c to 232c, while 3 scores made from 220c to 265c/kg.

Cat., Wgt Qty c / kg $ / Hd

Agstock sold 13 Angus Steers on behalf of AL Hurst, Tumut for 323.2c/kg, av 565kg, $1826.08ph.

Agstock sold 13 Angus Steers on behalf of AL Hurst, Tumut for 323.2c/kg, av 565kg, $1826.08ph.

  • Light Steers, 350, 230, Top 312.2 $1,028, Av 269.1 $686
  • Light Heifers, 350, 307, Top 293.2, $995 Av 239 $642
  • Trade Steers, 351 - 500, 108, Top 322 $1,555, Av 291.7 $1,190
  • Trade Heifers, 351 - 500, 87, Top 329.2 $1,313, Av 244 $957
  • Export Steers, 501+, 64, Top 323.2 $2,175, Av 296.1 $1,682, Export Heifers, 501+, 36, Top 282 $1,624, Av 266.6 $1,457
  • Cows, 232, Top 265 $2,096, Av 227.1 $1,190
  • Bulls, 700, 18, Top 226 $1,407, Av 189.7 $669
  • Bulls, 700, 5, Top 235.2 $2,254, Av 214.1 $1,766

Prime Sheep & Lamb

July 10 | Yarding: 6,352

J&M Jamieson, Gundagai set a new price record at SELX with Agstock selling 22 XB Lambs for $342ph.

J&M Jamieson, Gundagai set a new price record at SELX with Agstock selling 22 XB Lambs for $342ph.

Numbers decreased, with lamb and mutton showing the decrease. Lamb quality was mixed, with a good selection of well finished lambs offered, along with plainer types. Buyers competed in a dearer market.

Light lamb sold from $140 to $165/head. Trade weights were $3 to $6 dearer, at $162 to $231/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were $6 to $10/head dearer. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $228 to $259/head. Extra heavy weight lambs made from $275 to $342/head. Carcase prices averaged from 915c to 978c/kg cwt. Mutton quality was mixed. Prices showed a dearer trend. Merino ewes sold from $120 to $190/head. Crossbred ewes varied from $120 to $236 and Merino wethers sold from $121 to $170/head.

Category Qty $ / Hd

  • Lambs Merino, 416, Top $189.20, Av $132.44
  • Lambs XB, 1,896, Top $342.00, Av $197.30
  • Hoggets XB, 58, Top $242.00, Av $174.59
  • Wethers Merino, 610, Top $186.60, Av $152.68
  • Ewes XB, 360, Top $230.00, Av $174.35
  • Ewes Merino, 1,755, Top $193.20, Av $134.14

Market Report: MLA.

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