Rural markets

SALE: Quality was average to good at Ballarat this week, with all weights and grades on offer.

SALE: Quality was average to good at Ballarat this week, with all weights and grades on offer.

Ballarat Cattle

September 25. Yarding: 207. Change: up 49. 

There was another increased sized, good quality offering of 2 to 5 score C muscled cattle of all weights yarded. A small field of buyers attended and price trends varied, with cows equal to 6c and 8c cheaper, while young cattle sold up to 10c/kg dearer. Grown steers were 3c to 5c easier and grown heifers made 10c/kg less. Several C2 and C3 vealers sold between 270c and 285c with a restocker paying 274c/kg. The yearlings made from 230c to 267c/kg and the heifer portion gained the best rise in prices. Restockers paid 264c to 289c for their steers and 249c to 275c/kg for heifers. There was a good to very good quality yarding of C3 and C4 grown steers, which sold from 240c to 270c/kg.The C3 to C5 grown heifers were between 225c and 250c/kg.The better covered, good to very good quality C3 to C5 cows received the smallest price reduction and made from 225c to 240c, while D2 grades were 8c cheaper at 190c to 200c/kg. The D3 cows made from 198c to 218c/kg. 

BALLARAT  SHEEP & LAMB 

September 26. Yarding: 16,169. Change: up 3990. Lambs: 11,614. Change: up 3417. 

Quality was average to good with all weights and grades on offer. The usual buying group attended and operated in a mostly firm market, with young lambs selling either side of last week’s levels. Heavy young lambs reached $185, with heavier trade weights selling from $145 to $156/head and averaging around 600c/kg cwt. Processors, feeders and restockers operated on the lighter trade weight lambs, with restockers paying from $106 to $132 and from $65 to $90/head for lighter drafts, with most going to local areas. The old crossbred lambs reached a top of $190, with most of the trade weight and heavy old lambs selling from $130 to $166/head. Old Merino lambs sold from $86 to $108/head. Heavy hoggets reached $136/head. Light weight new season young lambs sold from $81 to $105/head. Light trade 2 and 3 score young lambs sold from $104 to $132/head and averaged around 605c/kg cwt. Trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs sold from $126 to $147, with the heavier drafts selling from $145 to $156/head, they ranged from 570c to 635c to average around 600c/kg cwt.  

Sheep: 4555. Change up 573.

There were 4555 sheep yarded covering all weights, they generally sold around last week’s levels, with odd sales easier. The younger ewes sold for $160 while the older ewes sold from $126 to $150/head, with all staying locally. Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $62 to $74/head. Medium weight 2 and 3 score sheep sold from $65 to $100/head and ranged from 280c to 385c with the Merino mutton averaging around 370c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $88 to $104, heavy Merino wethers sold from $103 to $110 and the medium weights sold from $88 to $95.50/head.    

AVERAGES  

SUCKER LAMBS: 20 Carlsfield Plains Partnership Mortlake $185.00 55 Trotter Farming Balliang $176.20 23 Gloria Horwill Natte Yallock $175.00 39 C, N , A & C Sanders Cressy $172.00 61 CD & LJ McKenzie Illabarook $171.00 25 Moyreisk Pastoral Moyreisk $169.00 65 The Russell Family Trust Wickliffe $167.00 23 PJ & MM Kendall Mt Moriac $166.50 34 AJ & MG Gordon Dunluce $163.00 77 Kialla Pastoral Meredith $162.00 34 B & R Dickson Trawalla $160.00 33 AJ, BJ & CA Wilkie Illabarook $160.00 23 Daisymount Natte Yallock $160.00 23 Robby McMeekin Rokewood $160.00 17 NL & PD Armstrong Lethbridge $160.00 68 E & J Wilkinson Crowlands $159.00 22 Gavin Rowe Sutherlands Creek $157.00 39 B & H Phillips Bannockburn $156.00 32 AJ & MA Shanahan Myrniong $156.00 25 Ballark Morrisons $156.00 80 G & S Wardlaw Avoca $155.00 46 Mingawalla Ag Beeac $155.00 44 Major Court Talbot $154.00 28 Saligari & Galloway Majorca $154.00 32 Sparrovale Pastoral Charlemont $153.50 31 GK Lidgett Myrniong $153.00 21 P Cook Ensay $150.00 38 RW Stewart Bairnsdale $149.50 81 Pinegrove Farms Stoneleigh $148.00 108 CIA Mann Derrinallum $147.00 154 Gardiner Farms Foxhow $146.00 55 Penrith Nom Pty Ltd Winchelsea $146.00 46 D & B Smith Bealiba $145.50 61 B & WJ Walker Duverney $145.00 43 D & C Gibson Shays Flat $144.00 26 S Rogers Lake Bolac $143.00 44 A & J Bartlett Rathscar $141.00 12 D & R Buchanan Lethbridge $141.00 134 Alexander Pastoral Duverney $140.00 28 EJ Dridan Ampitheatre $140.00 17 DR & MB Driscoll Moonambel $138.00 49 Nyewood Farms Anakie $136.50 41 NR Weir Dunluce $136.00 82 RE & JL Knight Meredith $133.00 50 Balesry Pty Ltd Beaufort $132.00 40 MW & KK Dridan Ampitheatre $112.00 34 CR Robinson Rhymney $112.00 45 GM Wardlaw Maryborough $106.00. OLD LAMBS: 4 MJ Stevenson Learmonth $180.00 14 Quaama Farming Co Miners Rest $155.00 106 RJ Moloney Southern Cross $145.00 15 B Hogan Donald $144.00 29 BA & JE Boatman Crowlands $125.00 16 D Tyndall Smeaton $103.00. X BRED SHEEP: 20 L & MS Ham Fresh Water Creek $132.00 15 Kingfield Partnership Ballangeich $112.60 40 DSJ Ag Bung Bong $102.00 18 DJ & JA Thomas Dunneworthy $101.20 63 AL & GJ Lloyd Stuart Mill $101.00 151 Marquand Pastoral Lismore $100.00 80 Trotter Farming Balliang $99.60 61 Ballark Morrisons $98.00 45 DK & VR Wardlaw Avoca $97.00 37 TG, LF & DL Dean Tourello $94.00 62 RJ & DM Wardlaw Ampitheatre $90.00 24 Gange Pastoral Berremboke $85.00. MERINO EWES: 317 DEA Gibson Rowsley $160.00 22 KJ Moore Creswick $100.00 129 Rockbrook Bung Bong $90.00 29 RW Stewart Bairnsdale $85.00 47 Cain Ag Natte Yallock $78.00. MERINO WETHERS: 94 DF White   Duverney $106.00 31 MT Rebecca Cressy $103.00 20 R & B Barby Creswick $98.00 32 Wally Dalton Toolern Vale $100.00.