April 16. Yarding: 170. Change: down 520.
There was a huge reduction in cattle supply as we head into the Easter break later this week.
The quality was from poor to plain over most of the offering that comprised mainly dairy cows.
Just the isolated average quality trade cattle and grown steers were seen, along with one very good beef bred bull.
Prices from the small field of buyers were very similar to last week, with just a slight increase for the poor to plain 1 score cows.
The one heifer vealer sold for 240c, while better bred beef yearlings made from 218c to 250c/kg.
The plain quality and the dairy bred yearlings received from 132c to 150c/kg.
The two sales of C3 and C4 grown steers made from 258c to 278c/kg respectively.
The C4 grown heifer made 228c, with plain dairy bred heifers making 160c, 168c and 192c/kg.
No better covered beef cows came forward this week.
The D2 grade of cows sold from 150c to 200c, with D1 cows making from 138c to 170c/kg.
The poor quality E1 cows sold from 115c to 154c and very the poor eased to 80c/kg.
A single B2 heavy weight bull sold for 244c and a couple of dairy bulls made prices of 188c and 189c/kg.
Wilson Girls Hfd 615 258 1,745
P & S Bryant Jsy x 660 228 1,655
P & S Bryant Ang x 355 240 937
Como Park Frs 738 188 1,526
W Scott F/T 710 188 1,468
M & K Hallyburton 683 188 1,412
K & A Lee 680 188 1,406
W & L Van Eck 640 188 1,324
D & M Lee 635 188 1,313
Cobrico Holsteins 590 188 1,220
J Hallyburton Frs x 545 164 983
W & L Van Eck Jsy x 535 164 965
CHARLES STEWART'S NASH MCVILLY
Fastlite Pty Ltd Angus 555 2.78 1697.19
Baromi Jersey & Illawarra Stud Illawarra 570 1.92 1203.84
DT & MJ Noy Friesian 555 1.92 1172.16
Baromi Jersey & Illawarra Stud Jersey 380 1.2 501.6
CL & CL Costin Murray Grey 800 2.44 2147.2
CL & CL Costin Jersey 675 1.89 1403.325
R T Eldridge Angus 880 1.48 1432.64
Homebush Pastoral Co Angus 515 2.5 1416.25
J & L Sutterby Angus 500 1.38 759
L Kent Murray Grey X 540 1.85 1098.9
Alanson Pastoral Co Friesian 815 2 1793
Goldenbank Friesian 690 2 1518
BJ & PL Poole Friesian 650 2 1430
Wilamma Trust Friesian 690 1.7 1290.3
Kippers Family Trust Friesian 680 1.7 1271.6
DT & MJ Noy Friesian 672 1.7 1256.64
Brucknell Banks Friesian 665 1.65 1206.975
AJ & PM Symons Friesian 605 1.57 1044.835
CL & CL Costin Friesian 685 1.46 1100.11
Baromi Jersey & Illawarra Stud Illawarra 680 2 1496
LJ & LM Wilson Illawarra 665 1.65 1206.975
WP Whiteley Friesian X 555 1.46 891.33
BJ & PL Poole Friesian X 535 1.3 765.05
A & C Maguire Jersey 420 1.3 600.6
WP Whiteley Jersey 373 0.8 328.24
J.A. Bryant, Hereford Steers, 445kg, 218c, $1067.11
Timboon Park, Hereford Heifers, 455kg, 218c, $1091.09
J.A. Bryant, Hereford Heifers, 395kg, 218c, $947.21
J & J Trading, Friesian Heifers, 490kg, 184c, $991.76
Winooka Pty Ltd, Friesian Heifers, 490kg, 184c, $991.76
Gum Creek Pty Ltd, Friesian Cows, 525kg, 154c, $889.35
C.J. Darcy, Friesian Cows, 510kg, 150c, $841.50
Elinure, Friesian Cows, 540kg, 138c, $819.72
Mannagum Pty Ltd, Jersey Bull, 685kg, 188c, $1416.58
Friesian 460 1.32 $667.92 BC & DP Smethurst
Friesian 390 1.32 $566.28 Blue Hills Partnership
Friesian 720 1.95 $1,544.40 Warakirri Dairies
Friesian 715 1.95 $1,533.68 Pekin Partnership
Friesian 635 1.95 $1,362.08 AM DJ & JF Pekin
Friesian 645 1.69 $1,199.06 BC & DP Smethurst
NARACOORTE SHEEP & LAMB
April 16. Yarding: 4659. Change: down 5007. Lambs: 3587. Change: down 3025. Sheep: 1072. Change: down 1982.
Numbers halved, as agents yarded 3587 lambs and 1072 sheep to total 4659 head overall.
These sold to a smaller field of trade and processor buyers, with a number of restockers active throughout the market.
Quality was very mixed with something on offer for everyone, as the lamb market varied from firm to slightly easier, while sheep sold to a cheaper trend.
Light weight lambs to the trade sold from $74 to $122, with the light weight trade 2 and 3 score types making from $114 to $138/head.
Restockers purchased a variety of lambs, reflected in the prices paid from $27 up to $142/head.
Trade weight 3 score lambs sold from $124 to $156/head as these lambs averaged close to the 650c/kg cwt area.
Heavy lambs decreased in numbers this week as they made from $147 to $173, with the extra heavy selection ranging from $174 to a market high of $212/head.
Hoggets ranged from $87 to $150 as light ewes ranged from $57 to $92/head.
Medium weighted ewes ranged from $105 to $114 with the heavy pens returning vendors from $114 to a high of $185/head.
Wethers ranged from $65 to $119 as rams sold from $30 to $100/head.
April 16. Yarding: 510. Change: down 628.
Numbers eased by over half as agents yarded 510 head of live weight and open auction cattle.
These sold to the usual trade and processor buyers, however competition was limited, with some of these being onlookers and not active across the offering.
Quality decreased on the previous sale, with good conditioned cattle to suit the trade proving hard to find, as feeders and restockers were active on the remainder, for what was a mixed sale in price.
Yearling steers to the trade sold from a low of 204c to a high of 330c for B muscled steers, with only two sales over the 300c/kg mark.
Yearling heifers to the trade made from 206c to 300c as restockers turned steers back out from 211c to 250c/kg.
Feeder steers received from 230c to 264c and feeder heifers sold from 215c to 285c/kg.
Grown steers eased up to 10c, making from 262c to 290c. Meanwhile, grown heifers sold from 163c to 205c and manufacturing steers made to 182c/kg.
Cows were small in number as the heavy selection received from 189c to 222c, with the lighter types making from 130c to 195c, as bulls sold from 130c to 200c/kg.