Sheep, cattle prices on the rise

Ken White, Sonia Slattery, Kelmont Park, (buyer of 139 ewe lambs for $185 a head from the the Estate of Tony Martin) with Tony's daughter Kylie and wife Jenny, all of Yass.
Ken White, Sonia Slattery, Kelmont Park, (buyer of 139 ewe lambs for $185 a head from the the Estate of Tony Martin) with Tony's daughter Kylie and wife Jenny, all of Yass.

Prime Sheep, Lamb

November 6 | Yarding: 28,379

New season lambs to restockers and feed made $101-$167. Trade lambs 18-22kg were firm selling from $136-$178. Lambs 22-24kg sold to similar rates from $160-$196.

Heavy lambs sold from $169-$196 and extra heavy weights made $191-$235. Most averaged 720-750c/kg cwt. Merino trade lambs sold from $148 to heavy weights $181. Old heavy lambs reached $196 and hoggets reached $192.

Mutton numbers improved and the quality was fair to good. Prices were $4-$6 dearer.. Medium weight ewes sold from $115-$155. Heavy crossbred ewes sold for $154-$187. Heavy Merino ewes reached $182. A flock dispersal of Australian white ewes sold from $160 to ewe lambs that reached $214 to restockers.

Michael Hall Livestock & Property sold two Angus cows for S&L Keyworth for 255c/kg, av 590kg, $1505/head.

Michael Hall Livestock & Property sold two Angus cows for S&L Keyworth for 255c/kg, av 590kg, $1505/head.

Prime Cattle

November 7 | Yarding: 1342

Calves to Restockers sold to 324c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers lifted 4c selling from 260-302c/kg and a restocker paid to 314c/kg for the same weight. Heavy feeder steers improved 12c and made 273-307c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder heifers also lifted 12c, selling from 255-278c/kg. Trade cattle were firm to 3c cheaper on average with breed a factor selling from 276-310c/kg.

Grown steers sold from 268-282c/kg. Heavy grown heifers were 5c stronger reaching 290c/kg. The medium weight 2 score cows were firm, selling from 180-222c/kg. Heavy cows were 10-15c stronger, selling to a top of 274c to average 256c/kg.

Delta Agribusiness sold eight Angus steers for Bookham Station for 292c/kg, av 386.9kg, $1130/head on October 24.

Delta Agribusiness sold eight Angus steers for Bookham Station for 292c/kg, av 386.9kg, $1130/head on October 24.