Yarding: 271 Change: -126
MOUNT GAMBIER CATTLE
Wednesday, July 20
Numbers fell away this week as agents yarded 271 head of liveweight and open auction cattle.
These sold to a small field of regular trade and processor buyers along with feeder and restocker orders.
Quality was mixed throughout with a wintry feel over the pens on a cold morning as the market sold to easier rates.
Yearling steers to the trade made up to 510c/kg with no heifers attracting the trade this week.
Feeders sought steers from 480c to 520c and heifers from 280c to 480c with some restocker activity on heifers from 450c to 480c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks to the trade made from 390c to 414c as most of these went to the feeder buyers from 420c to 493c/kg.
Grown heifers saw the trade active from 340c to 458c with feeders operating from 310c to 390c/kg as manufacturing steers made from 300c to 370c/kg.
Heavy cows lost up to 16c as they sold from 358c to 375c with trade activity on the lighter types from 230c to 328c with some feeder and restocker support from 240c to 300c/kg.
Bulls ranged from 250c to 300c/kg.
Yarding: 512 Change: -69
Tuesday, July 19
Numbers lifted a little as agents yarded 512 head of liveweight and open auction cattle.
These sold to a smaller field of trade and processor buyers along with feeder and restocker orders.
Quality continues to be very mixed with everything from light stores up to those off supplementary feed coming forward and with less buying competition this week the market was cheaper in price.
Yearling steers to the trade ranged from 400c to 482c with similar heifers making from 330c to 550c/kg.
Feeders sought steers from 452c to 490c and heifers from 410c to 470c/kg.
There was restocker activity from 520c to 540c on steers and on heifers from 410c to 520c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks to the trade made from 410c to 500c with feeders operating from 412c to 480c/kg.
Grown heifers attracted the trade from 344c to 440c with some feeder support from 317c to 400c/kg.
Heavy cows lost up to 25c as they made from 333c to 368c with the lighter types making from 286c to 310c/kg as bulls ranged from 270c to 336c/kg.
Yarding: 3663 Change: 417 Lamb: 2927 Change: -1551 Sheep: 736 Change: -223
NARACOORTE SHEEP AND LAMB
Tuesday, July 19
Numbers climbed a little as agents yarded 2,927 lambs and 736 sheep to total a combined 3,663 head overall with more lambs and less sheep this week.
All sold to a smaller field of trade and processor buyers with less competition over the pens along with a number of active restocker orders.
Quality continues to be very mixed as the buyers picked there way through with more small clean up lots spread through the sale.
Most sales were cheaper although the odd lot maintained rates similar to previous weeks as the lack of competition and less weight on offer led to a fall in price of $12 to $15/head for most lambs and up to $30/head for the sheep.
Light lambs to the trade made from $67 to $124 as the light trade types ranged from $122 to $160/head.
Restockers sought crossbreds from $95 to $120 and merino lambs from $46 to $82/head.
Tradeweight lambs returned from $155 to $179/head with most sales from 720c to 750c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs made from $179 to $203 with the small amount of extra heavy pens making from $210 to the high of $230/head.
Light sheep made from $84 to $105 with the medium weights making from $105 to $132 and the heavy lots sold from $115 to the high of $182/head.
Hoggets ranged from $100 to $162 as rams made from $60 to $134/head.