Rural markets

Sheep and lambs

Hamilton

April 11. Yarding: 20,067. Change: down 9573.

A smaller supply of 10,842 lambs were sold, 7,728 less which greeted most of the regular gallery of processors present not all operating fully as demand was weaker at Hamilton. Quality in the decreased offering was from plain to good with heavy lambs in limited supply, many light weight 1 and 2 score pens unfinished and some good drafts of medium trade weight lambs. Restockers did provide extra competition for the store lambs during the market paying between $90 and $130/head as the majority went over the South Australian Border. Heavy weight lambs sold $4 to $7 cheaper, medium trade weights were $5 to $6 lower, light trade weights made $5 to $10 cheaper and light weights most affected being $15 to $30/head easier. It's worth noting that some isolated sales for lambs of the very good quality 25-26kg cwt sold close to unchanged in a market showing a mostly downwards trend. Light weight 2 score lambs made $65 to $98 averaging 530c and light trade weights sold from $92 to $115/head as they averaged 560c /kg cwt. Medium trade weight 2 and 3 scores sold from $105 to $138 as they averaged 580c/kg cwt and the heavier trade weight drafts of 3 scores sold between $136 to $148/head to an estimated 570c/kg cwt. The limited supply of heavy lambs 3 and 4 scores of very good quality sold from $144 to $163 sold to the most competition averaging close to 575c and the heavy export lambs 4 scores made from $147 to $165/head to average 555c/kg cwt. Sheep numbers also came back by 1,845 head as 9,225 head were offered in another mixed quality yarding with a higher percentage and more pens offered of light weight mutton due to the dry period. Demand was also easier as most sales for light and medium weight sheep were from $3 to $10 cheaper, while heavy crossbred sheep finished averaging firm and Merino wethers sold $5 to $ 10/head lower. Local restockers purchased Merino wethers from $62, $108 and $122 also paying $128 up to the overall market top of $205/head. Very light 1 score sheep made $13 to $54, light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $52 to $95/head as they averaged between 300 and 360c/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 and 3 score mutton made from $76 to $108/head with the Merino ewe mutton averaging 400c/kg cwt. Heavy crossbred ewes 3 and 4 score sold from $100 to $169 averaging 403c/kg cwt and heavy Merino ewes sold to $120/head. 

KEITH P LANYON P/L

X/B Lambs- J.B & D.A. Herrmann F/T, Dunkeld, $145; L & J. Mirtschin, Byaduk, $142; L & J. Mirtschin, Byaduk, $141; L.V. Walkenhorst, Tabor, $139; D. Mirtschin, Byaduk, $135; J.B & D.A. Herrmann F/T, Dunkeld, $135; Campbell & Hale P/S, Mooralla, $131; L & K. McCrae, Cavendish, $115

X/B Ewes- L & S. Cunningham, Hensley Park, $103

Merino Ewes- Ballantrae P/S, Glenthompson, $120

Merino Wethers- Lone Star P/S, Hamilton, $118; T & S. Hausler, Hawkesdale, $106

ELDERS  

SHORN LAMBS: JBL Pastoral, Yulecart, $142; KR & MJ Holland, Heywood, $142; AA & LM Brown, Coleraine, $116; Cherrymount Pastoral, Glenthompson, $111; TI Laidlaw, Macarthur, $109; TI Laidlaw, Macarthur, $106; Cherrymount Pastoral, Glenthompson, $98;

2TH: AA & LM Brown, Coleraine, $134; AA & LM Brown, Coleraine, $100; AA & LM Brown, Coleraine, $94;

XB WTHS: AA & LM Brown, Coleraine, $130;

XB EWES: MS & FM Hermon, Hamilton, $159; R & ME Stephens, Branxholme, $159; R & ME Stephens, Branxholme, $144; Rodgers & Sons Farming Trust, Kalangadoo, $144; DE, CB & GD Spring, Macarthur, $144; VC Gellert & Sons, Glenthompson, $118; Maneroo Partnership, Heywood, $106; R & ME Stephens, Branxholme, $106; Maneroo Partnership, Heywood, $103; KS, M & GS Davis, Dergholm, $98; VC Gellert & Sons, Glenthompson, $98

MO EWES: DS & HJ Brook, Mooralla, $130; DS & HJ Brook, Mooralla, $93; GJ Eats, Bulart, $93; CJ & KA Baulch, Cavendish, $80; DE, CB & GD Spring, Macarthur, $73; S Waters, Coojar, $70;

RAMS: C Burger, Hamilton, $76; DT Lynch, Koroit, $76; Maneroo Partnership, Heywood, $71;

L.M.B. LINKE LIVESTOCK

XB Lambs: Wannon Falls, Wannon, $147; P & K Linke, Penshurst, $146; N & P Templeton, Gazette, $144; T Robertson, Mortlake, $140; A & J Quinn, Cavendish, $132; N & P Templeton, Gazette, $128; WA Koch, Tarrington, $125; P & K Linke, Penshurst, $125

XB 2 Tooth: S & D Milne, Branxholme, $130; M, S, JAM & P Gordon, Condah, $115

XB Ewes: S & D Milne, Branxholme, $164; Dargeeling Est, Coleraine, $151; C Elligate, Byaduk, $145; Arundale P/Co, Balmoral, $135

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK & REAL ESTATE  

XB LAMBS: DELAMERE PASTORAL CO, WILLAURA, $146; P FORT, NORTH BYADUK, $144; R BROOK, BULART, $144; IN & EM MILLS, COLERAINE, $141; TOOLANG PASTORAL CO, GRITJURK, $136; DELAMERE PASTORAL CO, WILLAURA, $134; R BRROK, BULART, $133; IN & EM MILLS, COLERAINE, $120

WOOLLY XB LAMBS: P & N PHILLIPS, GLENTHOMPSON, $143; P & N PHILLIPS, GLENTHOMPSON, $115

XB EWES: IS & HJ BROWN, COLERAINE, $140; VAD PTY LTD, GLENTHOMPSON, $138; VAD PTY LTD, GLENTHOMPSON, $120; VAD PTY LTD, GLENTHOMPSON, $116;IS & HJ BROWN, COLERAINE, $105;  COLERAINE HOCKEY CLUB, COLERAINE, $100

MERINO EWES: BLACKWELL PASTORAL CO, DUNKELD, $102; MW & RA TONISSEN, DUNKELD, $95; BLACKWELL PASTORAL CO, DUNKELD, $78

XB WETHERS:  IN & EM MILLS, COLERAINE, $135

J.M.ELLIS & CO  

Lambs: T. & C. Puls, Balmoral, $162; J. Haydon, Glenthompson, $159; HG & KJ Nagorcka, Yatchaw, $149; Hillcrest Pastoral, Buckley Swamp, $140; L. & J. Jeal, Hamilton, $140; J. Bunting, Branxholme, $123; Greenbanks Pastoral, Condah, $110; Delta Pastoral, Hamilton, $107. XB Ewes: Clovernook, Coleraine, $100. XB Wethers: H. & V. Howlett, Chetwynd, $129.

Merino Ewes: Coorabil Pastoral, Coojar, $86. Merino Wethers: I. & B. Uebergang, Hamilton, $135; SPP, Nareeb Nareeb, $122. Rams: DKK Pty Ltd, Caramut, $100; S. Linke, Warrayure, $77.

KERR & CO LIVESTOCK  

Lambs:  Willowbrook, Penshurst $164/$163;  Mcrae Trading, Hawkesdale $163;  Willowbrook, Penshurst $162;  Mcrae Trading, Hawkesdale $161;  Chrome Rural, Branxholme $160;  G & J Hocking, St Helens $157; C & M Gorrie, Branxholme $157/$156;  H Thomas, Branxholme $155;  G & J Hocking, St Helens $154

1X Ewes (joined):  J Healy, Byaduk $205/$172/$163

XB Ewes;  J Healy, Byaduk $167;  C & C Taylor, Melville Forest $166;  Koolomurt , Tarrayoukyan  $166;  J & J Ridsdale, Hamilton $166;  J Healy, Byaduk $162;  A & B Bourke, Bessiebelle $150;  N & K Hunter,  Maroona $150;  D & M Pevitt, Warong $150

LANDMARK 

XB Lambs: T Holmes, Merino, $165. M & V Condon, Yulecart, $158. Newlyn Pastoral, Codrington, $154. NR Widdicombe, Bahgallah, $145. T Holmes, Merino, $144. NR Widdicombe, Bahgallah, $138. Newlyn Pastoral, Codrington, $130. Avonlea Dyson, Broadwater, $124. AP Jarrad, Sandford, $ 120. D & R Jaeschke, Wannon, $120. Newlyn Pastoral, Codrington, $120. Newlyn Pastoral, Codrington, $116.

XB Ewes: Boonaroo, Casterton, $166. Newlyn Pastoral, Codrington, $166. DT Fletcher, Merino, $140. Boonaroo, Casterton, $138. Chetwynd South, Chetwynd, $128.

XB Wethers: C & S Fidler, Merino, $148. Kanawalla Pastoral, Hensley Park, $148.  

Hamilton Cattle

April 13

There was a reduced yarding of cattle on Friday with a total of 50 head, with much of the yarding being trade steers and heifers. The heifers topped at $2.45 and averaged $2.02 for heifers that averaged 320kgs. A total of 24 steers sold to a top of $2.49, with one pen of heavier steers averaging $1,344 per head. There was a smaller yarding of cows with 13 cows on offer, a top of $2.12 was reached and averaged $1.83 per kilo.

Two bulls sold to a top of $2.30.

L.M.B. LINKE LIVESTOCK

Cows: R&M Kohte, Henty, mg, 610, 210, $1281

KERR & CO LIVESTOCK

Steers: W&J Picken, Wannon, ang x, 485, 210, $1018

Cows: SPW Murndal, Tahara, hfd, 705, 212, $1494

J.M. ELLIS & CO

Steers: Heatherleigh, Nigretta, mg, 306, 245, $750; Heatherleigh, Nigretta, mg, 271, 210, $570

Heifers: Heatherleigh, Nigretta, mg, 235, 152, $357

Cows: Mariposa Farm Trust, Hamilton, mg, 435, 197; $856; Mariposa Farm Trust, Hamilton, mg 373, 160, $598

KEITH P. LANYON PTY LTD

Bulls: J. Vandenham, Hamilton, ang, 825, 230, $1897

Steers: WT & JV Pitts, Strathkellar, ang, 560, 240, $1344; J. Vandenham, Hamilton, ang x, 368.6, 249, $917

ELDERS

Steers: B Moore, Dunkeld, ff, 370, 166, $614

Heifers: B Moore, Dunkeld, ra, 350, 160, $560​

AGENT’S DRAW

Camperdown Cattle, Tuesday

1. Elders, 2. Brian O'Halloran & Co, 3. Charles Stewart, 4. Charles Stewart Nash McVilly.

Warrnambool Cattle, Wednesday

Agent, Cattle, Sheep, Calves, Dairies

Brian O’Halloran 2, 3, 2, 3

J & J Kelly 1, 2, 3, 2

Landmark 4, 1, 1, 4

SKB Rodwells 3, 4, 4, 1

Hamilton Lambs, Wednesday & Sheep, Thursday

1 J.M. ELLIS & CO PTY LTD, 2 KERR & CO LIVESTOCK, 3 LANDMARK, 4 KEITH P. LANYON PTY LTD, 5 ELDERS RURAL SERVICES, 6 L.M.B. LINKE LIVESTOCK, 7 SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

Hamilton Cattle, Friday

1 KEITH P. LANYON PTY LTD, 2 ELDERS RURAL SERVICES, 3 LANDMARK, 4 L.M.B. LINKE LIVESTOCK, 5 SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS, 6 KERR & CO LIVESTOCK, 7 J.M. ELLIS & CO PTY LTD.

WVLX MORTLAKE

Yarding 838. Starting 9am. Bulls 12, Bullocks 281 Trade 249 Cows 296

A reasonable quality yarding of cattle. In particular a feature line of locally-bred Angus steers sold to strong feedlot competition. There was a big line of cows with calves at varying ages that were here for sale following the recent St Patrick’s day fires in the South West. They also sold to keen local competition which supported the vendors who lost their property’s feed in the fire. In quite a few instances, grown heifers and well-bred weaner heifers sold to a better demand than steers. There were quite a few pens of lighter weaner calves with the better bred calves sold by open auction to a keen demand. Young three month old beef-bred calves sold to a weaker demand realising cheaper trends that haven’t been seen for some time. Dairy-bred steers and heifers also showed reasonable competition, and there was a line of station-bred PTIC Angus heifers for early spring and late spring calving, that were consigned for sale owing to extremely dry conditions that sold to better than expected competition. Market Report:​ Grown Steers Top $1496.68 Av $1152.41 Grown Heifers Top $1265.81 Av $1196.38 Weaner Steers Top $870.00 Av $687.67 Weaner Heifers Top $850.00 Av $605.34 Cows & Calves Top $2150.00 Av $1651.30

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK

No of Head Breed Vendor Name Location l/wt c/kg $/hd

Weighed Grown Steers:  P & GJ Thomas Koroit 446.7 185 826.33 Open Auction Steers Friesian TR & JL Williams Woolsthorpe 420 Weighed Grown Heifers: Angus Ware Pastoral Warrong 490.6 258 1265.81 Angus Ware Pastoral Warrong 429.4 271 1163.71 Open Auction Heifers Breed TR & JL Williams Woolsthorpe 400

STEWART NASH MCVILLY

Weighed Grown Steers: Angus Harvan Holdings Cobden 448.7 2.81 1260.75 Angus Shelbourne Estate Camperdown 436.3 2.74 1195.55 Char X Shelbourne Estate Camperdown 462.9 2.59 1198.8 Weighed Weaner Steer: Angus Shelbourne Estate Camperdown 348.9 2.85 994.33 Char X Shelbourne Estate Camperdown 400 2.73 1092 Weighed Grown Heifers: Charolais Claudie Banks Weerite 493.8 2.5 1234.38 10 Char X Wiridgil Park Camperdown 484.5 2.3 1114.35 22 hereford Jaskro Park Dundonnell 376.1 2.56 962.91

LANDMARK

Weighed Grown Steers: Angus x N & P Price Broadwater 519 269 1396.88 19 Hereford N & P Price Broadwater 506 276 1396.71 9 Angus Murdeduke Ag Winchelsea 485 269 1304.65 17 Angus Murdeduke Ag Winchelsea 451 277 1248.94 6 Charolais EJ Hiscock Mt Napier 445 270 1203.75 8 Angus x EJ Hiscock Mt Napier 433 275 1192.81 13 Hereford N & P Price Broadwater 437 271 1185.1 11 Charolais EJ Hiscock Mt Napier 411 277 1140.74 Weighed Weaner Steer 10 Hereford RL Rollinson Penshurst 415 265 1099.75 11 Hereford D & J Jenkins Penshurst 390 271 1056.9 7 Charolais Wardston Minjah 353 270 952.71 5 Red Angus Wardston Minjah 355 264 937.2 Open Auction Steers 16 Angus D & P Lenehan Minhamite 870 15 Angus EJ Hiscock Mt Napier 720 16 Hereford MK Glare Minhamite 650 Weighed Grown Heifers 11 Angus x N & P Price Broadwater 411 270 1110.68 17 Angus GFA Macarthur 327 270 884.65 Weighed Weaner Heifers 6 Angus D & P Lenehan Minhamite 348 250 870.83 Open Auction Heifers 6 Angus x T Mason Craigie 640 13 Angus D Blackmore Pt Fairy 580

CHARLES STEWART

Weighed Grown Steers: Angus Bowie P/C 503.5 2.77 1395 Angus S & K Guthrie 449 2.77 1243 Hereford N & J Lillie 406 2.65 1076.5 Weighed Weaner Steer Angus D Delaney 410 2.91 1193 Angus Barwon Leigh AG 312 3.02 942 Open Auction Steers Char X V & C Goy 720 Angus ED Peel 660 Angus Barwon Leigh AG 560 Weighed Weaner Heifers Char X DJ Swayn 376.5 2.82 1061.5 Open Auction Heifers Angus ED Peel 540 Open Auction Cross-bred Steers Frs S & H Deppler 550

RODWELLS

Weighed Grown Steers: Angus Tochra Warrong 410 285 1170 Angus Tochra Warrong 453 280 1269 Angus Tochra Warrong 434 279 1213 Angus Portside Port Fairy 516 277 1430 Angus Tochra Warrong 532 276 1470 Angus Tochra Warrong 548 268 1496 Weighed Weaner Steer Angus G.R & J M Saffin Mailors Flat 380 292 1111 Simm X L.D & P.T Bushell Toolong 392 275 1079 B/Baldy K & S Lange Grasmere 428 275 1179 Open Auction Steers Angus G.R & J.M Saffin Mailors Flat 790 Weighed Grown Heifers: Angus Argyle Willaura 403 273 1102 Simm X L.D & P.T Bushell Toolong 385 270 1039 Angus X "OceanView" Port Campbell 316 250 790 Weighed X-Bred Steers Ang/Frsn Southall Building Port Fairy 370 226 837 Ang/Hfd/Frsn Southall Building Port Fairy 446 218 973 Open Auction X-Bred Steers No of Head Breed Vendor Name Location l/wt c/kg $/hd Frsn M. Sleeman The Sisters 440 Cows And Calves Angus Purleigh Garvoc 2150 Angus Purleigh Garvoc 2075 Angus Purleigh Garvoc 2000 Ang/Simm X Purleigh Garvoc 1625 F1 Woodrow Kirkstall 2000