Yarding: 1152 Change: 102
Tuesday, November 7
Agents yarded 1,152 cattle representing an increase of 102 head.
Quality was mostly good with the grown and yearling cattle showing condition and an outstanding line up of heavy beef cows.
There was an extra buyer that joined the usual group.
Prices for the heavy cows remained close to firm and the medium leaner weights sold 5c stronger.
In the trade run a few sales of the younger cattle to processors sold dearer, yearling sales on average were from 5c to 10c softer and the grown cattle sold mainly 10c to 20c/kg easier.
The market was made up of approximately 93 bulls, 438 cows, 260 heifers, 320 steers and 41 open auction.
The good quality young cattle to the trade sold from 200c to 250c/kg.
Prime yearling steers sold from 155c to 220c, plainer steers made 128c to 166c and yearling steers going onto feed sold from 122c to 195c/kg.
Heifer yearlings to the processors made from 155c to 198c, secondary heifers were from 120c to 150c and feed on heifers sold from 156c to 175c/kg.
Grown steers with weight sold from 185c to 215c and the feeders paid 168c to 214c/kg.
Good quality grown heifers made 174c to 198c with the plainer heifers selling between 130c to 175c/kg.
A few manufacturing steers made from 136c to 160c/kg.
Heavy cows sold from 163c to 193c ,medium weight and leaner cows were from 120c to 165c/kg.
The best of the grown bulls made 168c to 190c as they averaged 8c to 12c/kg cheaper.
Yarding: 28474 Change: 4951 Lamb: 28474 Change: 4951 Sheep: NQ Change: NQ
NARACOORTE SHEEP AND LAMB
Tuesday, November 7
Lamb supply lifted this week in Naracoorte with 28,474 penned a jump of 4,951 head on last week.
Quality was mixed and dropped slightly with the selection varying from good to fair.
The market was made up of close to 17,000 young lambs of light trade to light weights which again suited the restockers and processors.
Some continued signs of dryness in the skins of a portion of the lambs throughout the sale.
There were also very good heavy weights and neat trade weight lambs in each agents run.
All the regular buyers attended and operated at times.
Prices for the heavy lambs ranged from unchanged to $3 easier, heavy to medium trade weight lambs sold from $4 to $9 cheaper in places and the light lambs to the processors sold $3 to $5/head softer.
Restockers purchased light lambs that varied mostly from $5 to $7/head cheaper on last week.
A few sales of well bred store lambs with more weight sold from firm to $3/head easier.
Light young lambs to restockers made $5 to $32, well bred light weights sold from $26 to $70 and store lambs with some cover made from $52 to $98/head.
Light new season lambs to the processors made from $38 to $67 averaging $54/head.
Light trade weight young lambs sold from $62 to $78/head averaging 410c/kg cwt.
The plainer medium trade weight lambs sold from $73 to $98, better quality medium weight pens made $88 to $110 as they ranged between mostly 430c and 450c/kg cwt.
Heavier trade weight lambs sold from $100 to $124/head averaging an estimated 480c/kg cwt.
Heavy new season lambs 25 to 26kg cwt were from $113 to $136, export weights made $132 to $152 and the extra heavy lambs sold from $153 to $165/head.
Estimated average prices varied from 490c to 505c/kg cwt for the heavy new season lambs.
Less old lambs were offered and they were of very mixed quality.
The good quality old lambs sold from $90 to $133, hoggets sold to $30 and the better Merino lambs made between $30 and $56/head.
Yarding: 1568 Change: 283
MOUNT GAMBIER CATTLE
Wednesday, November 8
Numbers lifted this week as agents yarded 1,568 head of liveweight and open auction cattle.
These sold to a large field of trade and processor buyers along with feeder and restocker support.
Quality was generally good with weight and condition on offer in most pens however the market sold to cheaper rates this week.
Vealers lost 20c to 30c as steers to the trade made from 175c to 235c with similar heifers returning from 140c to 222c/kg.
Feeders operated from 165c to 196c on steers and on heifers to 195c as restockers sought both sexes from 130c to 186c/kg.
Yearling steers to the trade made from 180c to 210c as feeders purchased from 182c to 212c and restockers from 171c to 196c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade ranged from 184c to 220c with feeder activity from 182c to 195c and restockers from 164c to 189c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks returned from 147c to 192c to the trade with a fall of 10c with feeders active from 200c to 210c/kg.
Grown heifers saw trade support from 182c to 194c, feeders operated to 187c as manufacturing steers sold from 140c to 185c/kg.
The best of the heavy cows remained firm in price as they made from 165c to 187c with lighter types making from 100c to 167c as bulls ranged from 141c to 202c/kg.
Yarding: 9987 Change: 4948 Lamb: 9755 Change: 4861 Sheep: 232 Change: 87
MOUNT GAMBIER SHEEP AND LAMB
Wednesday, November 8
Numbers nearly doubled at Mount Gambier as agents offered 9,755 lambs and 232 sheep to total a combined 9,987 head overall.
There was a large field of buyers with the major supermarket of last week missing however an extra processor was active but not all buyers were operating fully with some not active at all.
An extra restocker was present this week with Nutrien Ballarat competing for supply from a mixed quality offering as some lambs were already dry in the skin and lacking the condition for the trade.
All of this added up to cheaper rates of $10 to $12/head.
Light lambs to the trade ranged from $14 to $77 with light trade lots making from $72 to $88/head.
Restockers turned lambs back out from $21 to $93/head.
Tradeweight lambs sold from $80 to $105/head with most sales here at around the 450c/kg cwt area.
Heavy lambs were in short supply as they returned from $102 to $128 with most extra heavy lots selling from $135 to $144 with the high being $160/head for one pen estimated at 35kg.
Hoggets sold to $30 as ewes made from $10 to $28/head.