Yard: 473 Change: -42
MOUNT GAMBIER CATTLE
Wednesday, September 29
Numbers fell slightly as agents yarded 473 head of live weight and open auction cattle.
These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers with both feeders and restockers present and active over the offering.
Quality was mixed over the pens as the sale mainly sold to softer rates this week.
Yearling steers to the trade sold from 485c to 500c with similar heifers making from 380c to 510c/kg.
Feeders operated on steers from 490c to 552c and on heifers from 456c to 522c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were small in number as they returned from 390c to 480c to the trade to be up to 6c easier in price, while feeders operated here from 450c to 472c/kg.
Grown heifers to the trade made from 388c to 492c with feeders active from 448c to 500c and manufacturing steers made from 375c to 390c/kg.
Heavy cows eased 5c as they made from 364c to 425c, while the lighter types made from 310c to 370c with restocker support from 370c to 390c/kg.
Bulls ranged from mainly 290c to 335c/kg.
Yard: 671 Change: -70
Tuesday, September 28
Numbers eased a little as agents yarded 671 head of liveweight and open auction cattle.
These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers however not all of these were fully active throughout the offering, while feeder and restocker orders continue to be strong.
Quality was mixed over the pens as the majority of the market ranged from firm to dearer in price, while cows received less demand to sell to softer rates.
A small number of vealers came forward to sell from 564c to 576c/kg.
Yearling steers to the trade ranged from 523c to 573c, with similar heifers making from 505c to 600c/kg.
Feeders were strong here on steers from 526c to 580c, and on heifers from 500c to 555c/kg.
Restockers sought steers from 500c to 638c, and heifers from 570c to 601c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were of better quality this week as they made from 485c to 490c to the trade, with feeder activity from 460c to 524c/kg.
The grown heifers to feed made from 430c to 501c, with trade activity from 409c to 488c/kg.
Heavy weight cows eased 15c, as they returned from 370c to 416c, with the light weight pens making from 310c to 366c/kg.
Restockers were active to 370c and feeders to 334c/kg.
Bulls ranged from mainly 280c to 338c/kg.
Yard: 16292 Change: 6643
Tuesday, September 28
Numbers climbed as agents yarded 13754 lambs and 2,538 sheep to total 16292 head.
All sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers with restockers actively sourcing lambs to turn out and grow on.
Quality lifted this week with more conditioning in the heavier end of the market with lamb numbers now consisting of mainly new season lambs.
Pricing was mixed as the new season lambs ranged from firm to a little dearer as old lambs fell away.
Sheep sold to improved rates this week.
Light new season lambs ranged from $132 to $167 to the trade with lightweight trade 2 and 3 score types making from $160 to $188/head.
Restockers competed strongly for supply as they took light lambs from $50 to $130 and paid from $144 up to $225/head for the heavier pens.
Trade weight new season lambs made from $188 to $227/head with most sales from 950c to 1000c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs made from $228 to $273 with the extra heavy pens ranging from $269 to the market high of $324/head.
Older lamb numbers are declining in numbers with the lighter lots making from $148 to $157, medium weights ranged from $160 to $205 with the heavy pens making from $220 to a high of $304/head.
Hoggets made from $111 to $238 as light sheep sold from $70 to $115/head.
Medium weighted sheep ranged from $114 to $158 with the heavy pens making from $153 to the high of $236 while restockers turned some ewes back to pasture selling out to $202/head.
Wethers made up to $190/head. Rams ranged from $52 to $124/head.
*Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited – www.mla.com.au