Sheep and Lambs
July 9. Yarding: 14,020. Change: down 2405. Lambs: 10,270. Change: down 1920. Sheep: 3750. Change: down 485.
Lamb numbers slipped a little and quality was very good across the trade and heavy weight grades which were well finished.
There were mainly trade and heavy weights penned along with a limited supply of plainer lambs throughout and the odd pen of store lambs were offered.
All the buyers were operating and competition was solid resulting in a firm to dearer market. Light lambs to processors averaged from $120 to $135/head. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs were firm and averaged from 700c to 710c/kg cwt. Most of the heavy trade weight lambs sold from $165 to $180/head. Heavy weight lambs were slightly dearer, while extra heavy weights were up to $10/head stronger and averaged from 705c to 720c/kg cwt. A run of extra heavy weight lambs sold from $202, to a top of $255/head.
Mutton numbers fell slightly and quality was mixed throughout. Medium weight Merino ewes averaged $131, or 525c/kg cwt, while heavy weight 4 scores averaged $162/head. Heavy first cross ewes averaged $167 and topped at $190/head, or 505c/kg cwt.
156 Mickan Bros, Walla Walla 255.20
95 R Lubke, Jindera 241.20
141 Willani, Jerilderie 236.20
31 HR & P Green, Talgarno 236.00
58 DJ & SL Godde, Culcairn 230.00
91 Waldeck, Henty 228.00
41 Wegener Past, Walla Walla 221.00
88 Whitty & Beesley, Burrumbuttock 218.00
40 Nick Derrick, Boweya 215.00
72 Vale Clare, Boorhaman 206.00
56 W & W Godde, Culcairn 200.00
40 Fischer Pastoral, Howlong 199.20
12 P & S Reid, Tallangatta Valley 198.20
89 KL Kuhne, Rand 198.00
19 K & J Warner, Beechworth 198.00
10 JA Beckett, Walla Walla 198.00
132 NR McKenzie & Son, Coreen 200.00
91 R Schilg, Walbundrie 190.00
33 DJ & SL Godde, Culcairn 186.00
39 L Hanrahan & Sons, Daysdale 169.20
48 W & W Godde, Culcairn 169.00
63 R & F Henderson, Deniliquin 190.00
16 J Baldwin, Rennie 190.00
24 K & G Vincent, Byawatha 183.00
10 J Toohey, Barooga 175.00
18 WI & SM Binnie, Bungeet 172.00
95 RT & DM McCall, Rand 190.00
74 Kentuck P/Co, Corowa 170.00
16 PJ & GL Lieschke, Walla Walla 165.00
14 RW & TS Farrall, Urana 140.20
NVLX Agents’ Draw
Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18: 1. Elders, 2. Landmark, 3. Brian Unthank Rural, 4. Corcoran Parker, 5. Peter Ruaro Livestock/ Rodwells, 6. Schubert Boers, 7. Paull and Scollard.
Thursday, July 12. Yarding: 29,000. Change: down 8000.
Numbers were lower as supplies of older lambs continue to decline. Quality across heavy lamb categories was outstanding however lambs weighing above 30kg were in limited numbers.
Trade lambs were in reasonable supply, although there were many 2 score trade lambs in the offering. Light lambs sold to stronger demand from processors.
There was very little restocker activity and a single pen of 340 second cross lambs sold to a feedlot at $123.20/head.
The trade market sold to steady competition, however, as the sale progressed demand strengthened and prices were pushed $6 to $15/head higher.