The Border Watch : January 16th 2015
18 on the land VISIt US onlIne borderwatch.com.au top quality on market Sheep Cattle Vealer steers to the trade ranged from 205c to 244c/kg with some excellent quality offered. Mount GaMbier 2926 (+457) AGENTS yarded 457 more cattle at Wednesday’s sale in response to the record prices being seen, totalling 2926 head. Top quality cattle came forward with the usual trade and processor support present. Some extra restocker orders purchased and feeders were active, as was the export buyer. Prices throughout the offering fluctuated, with solid competition on all pens. These calves were firm to up to 6c/kg dearer. Restockers and feeders paid from 184c to 221c/kg for calves. Vealer heifers were also firm to 4c dearer as the good quality selection ranged from 188c to 240c/kg. More yearling steers came forward and these mainly ranged from 184c to 228c, with the feeders and restockers active from 208c to 222c to be a marginal 2c/kg easier. Yearling heifers improved by up to 6c in places with the trade active from 184c to 212c, while feeders and restockers purchased from 188c to 194c/kg. Excellent quality and good weights featured in most of the grown steer pens however these cattle were up to 10c easier in places, with the trade ranging in price from 200c to 231c, while restockers, feeders and the export buyer present provided solid support from 216c up to 224c/kg for the lighter weight selection. The good quality grown heifers were firm as they ranged from 178c to 222c/ kg. The few manufacturing types mainly ranged from 162c to 196c/kg. With cows to be sold on Monday, only a few came forward and these ranged from 158c to 192c, while bulls improved in price by up to 5c for the small selection and they ranged from 188c to a high of 209c/kg. Lamb market slightly cheaper as sheep rate rises Sheep naracoorte 6553 (-1351) AGENTS yarded a reduced number of lambs, but more sheep on Tuesday, as they penned a 6553 head overall. The lamb market was slightly cheaper, however the sheep selection sold to dearer rates. The normal trade and processor support was present along with a small restocker presence. Unknown seed status again proved to be a factor in some pens’ easier sales. Light weight lambs ranged from $47 to $92 to the trade, while the restockers purchased in this weight range and paid from $40 to a high of $96/head. Light weight trade two and three score lambs returned from $90 to $98, with trade weight three score lambs ranging from $98 to $122, a fall of $4/ head as these lambs averaged 520c/ kg cwt. Heavy four score types ranged from $120 to $136 to average 490c/kg cwt, which was $3/head easier. Heavy export four and five scores returned from $140 to $165 for the few pens offered to also be $3/head easier. A larger number of sheep were offered and these covered all types and weight ranges, as prices were on average $8 to $10/head dearer. Light weight one and two score types ranged from $48 to $68, with medium weight two and three scores returning from $75 to $99/head to average 375c/ kg cwt. Heavy four and five scores ranged from $93 to a high of $115/head. Some good quality wethers came forward and lighter types sold to $97, while the heavier selection ranged from $115 to $120 to be $25 dearer, while rams returned vendors mainly from $35 to $57/head. restocker bids strong Record sale prices help boost cattle numbers Mount GaMbier 3170 (-5138) A REDUCED yarding of 3170 head, consisting of 2929 lambs and 241 sheep sold to the usual array of trade and processor buyers on Wednesday. The fall of over 5000 head left the yarding lacking in weight and quality overall, leaving the trade and processors limited options to fill orders. This let the small restocker presence purchase significant numbers amid some strong bidding. Light weight lambs were much dearer, while the heavier selection was generally firm on last week’s rates. Light weight lambs ranged from $84 to $93 to the trade, with light weight trade two and three score lambs selling to $98/head. These lambs were $10 to $12/head dearer. The trade weight three score lambs ranged from $100 to $121/head to be firm at an average of 500c/kg cwt. Restockers operated in all the above weight ranges, as they competed strongly and purchased from $80 up to a high of $109 for lambs to turn out. The few heavy four score lambs ranged from $118 to $140, again at an average of 500c/kg cwt, while the few pens of extra heavy four and five score types ranged from $147 to a market high of $165/head. Only a few pens of sheep came forward, with light weight one and two scores mainly selling from $45 to $66, with medium weight two and three score ewes ranging from $79 to $107/head to average 350c/kg cwt. Heavy four score ewes sold from $100 to a high of $116 to be up to $12 dearer, while the few rams offered ranged from $25 to $32/ head. Mount Gambier Fuel and Lubricant Distributors Stockists of Mobil & Shell Lubriants usual buyers active on improved selection Cattle naracoorte 2550 (+1612) A LARGE crowd of vendors and onlookers watched agents sell 2250 live weight and open auction cattle at Tuesday’s sale, which was a large increase of over 1300 head. The usual trade and processor buyers were present as well as restockers and feeders. Cattle were of mixed quality but the market sold to an improved trend. Vealer steers to the trade ranged from 188c to 235c, while restockers paid from 178c to 217c, up 15c to 20c/kg week-on-week. Vealer heifers followed suit and ranged from 180c to 238c, up 20c/kg on last week. Large numbers of yearling cattle were offered and steers ranged from 200c to 228c, while the plentiful numbers of heifers matched the steers and sold from 179c to 230c/kg. Steers rose by 20c while the heifer portion jumped by up to 30c/kg. Restockers and feeders were very active and purchased significant numbers. Grown steers also rose by 20c, despite a large increase in numbers, with the improved quality on offer returning vendors from 188c to 235c/kg. Large numbers of grown heifers also came forward and these cattle rose by up to 30c/ kg. They ranged from 187c to 225c/kg with some good quality lots being offered. Cow numbers more than doubled and prices rose by 20c to 25c/kg. D2 types ranged from 120c to mainly 155c, while the majority of the offering was made up of D3 and D4 types which mainly ranged from 182c to a high of 206c/kg. Bulls rose 10c as they mainly sold from 180c to 206c/kg. 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Medium trade weight lambs were $8 to $10 There were more lambs in this category penned as they sold at improved prices due to an export buyer operating more than the previous week. Restockers from South Australia and Northern Victoria, combined with noticeably more local competition, helped maintain firm prices on light one and two score lambs as they sold between $63 and $97/head. Light trade two and three scores sold from $101 to $115 and medium trade lambs made from $115 to $128/head showing the most gains, making around 570c to 600c/kg cwt. Heavy trade three and four scores ranged between $128 to $144 and the extra heavy export lambs made from $150 to $161/head, to average around 570c/kg cwt. We need everyone’s help to buy aircraft and keep the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR fl ying. Please send your donations to: PO Box 1426, Mount Gambier, SA 5290 dearer and the heavier four score lambs were $4 to $6/head dearer as well.
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