May 17. Yarding: 186.
There was a total of 186 cattle yarded at the Hamilton fat cattle market, with a slight increase in numbers on last week. In general the market was well supported on heavier yarded cattle with prices being fully firm on lighter cattle. With 15 bulls yarded there was dearer competition on heavier bulls, with prices increasing by 10c on last week's market to average $2.26 per kg and a market high of $2.45 per kg. This shows a continuing trend for prices on bulls from the most recent markets. The yarding of trade cattle showed dearer trends on the good trade cattle yarded. Heavier trade heifers sold at an average of $2.30 per kg with a top price of $2.43 per kg. Heavier steers yarded showed a similar trend to the heifers selling at an average of $2.32 per kg on reaching a top of $2.70 per kg. Overall, plainer heifers and steers eased in the market to sell for 10 cents cheaper on past markets. A good run of 114 cows were offered with heavy beef cows selling with stronger demand on last week's sale with cows being 10c dearer overall selling at an average of $2.03 per kg with a market high of $2.38 and the best net per head value of $1531.20.
J.M. ELLIS & CO
Heifers: D & M Elsom, Gazette, hfd, 550kg, 220cents, $945.00, D & M Elsom, Gazette, hfd, 415, 210, $913.00; Raheen, Condah, ang, 391, 220, $861.00; PR & EM French, Horsham, ang, 410,210,$861.00
Bulls: Willamay P/L, Branxholme, char, 1160, 245, $2842; A Fenwick, Woodhouse, shorthorn, 1100, 245, $2695; J & R McErvale, Branxholme, simm, 1095, 245, $2682
Steers: A & J Roth, Tarrington, Belted Gall, 500, 270, $1350; A & J Roth, Tarrington, Black Baldy, 400, 278, $1112
Heifers: J & R McErvale, Branxholme, hfd x, 490, 214, $1048; A & J Roth, Tarrington, Ang x, 462, 220, $1017; A & J Roth, Tarrington, ang, 340, 274, $931
Cows: S & K Clayton, Wannon, ang, 660, 230, $1518; S & K Clayton, Wannon, shorthorn x, 713, 194, $1383; Lowana Holdings, Wallacedale, ang, 589, 230, $1354; S & K Clayton, Wannon, shorthorn x, 543, 220, $1193
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK
Bulls: Murroa East, Hamilton, ang, 860, 218, $1874
Cows: S & T Rentsch, Penshurst, m/g, 620, 230, $1426; Milroy, Byaduk, hfd, 571, 215, $1228; Milroy, Byaduk, hfd, 595, 180, $1071; S & T Rentsch, Penshurst, m/g, 451, 205, $925
KEITH P. LANYON PTY LTD
Bulls: RF Schugg, Penshurst, ang, 1065, 241, $2566
Steers: J & B Ferguson, Strathkellar, ang, 600, 248, $1488
Heifers: J & B Ferguson, Strathkellar, ang, 550, 243, $1336; J & B Ferguson, Strathkellar, ang, 573, 230, $1318
Cows: Serena Williams Clark, Hamilton, hfd, 545, 230, $1253; RF Schugg, Penshurst, hfd, 505, 230, $1161; RF Schugg, Penshurst, sh x, 577, 190, $1097
Steers: B Smith, Hotspur, char, 530, 250, $1325; B Smith, Hotspur, hfd, 530, 225, $1192
Heifers: B Smith, Hotspur, char, 475, 225, $1068
Cows: EJ Hiscock, Digby, ang, 637, 238, $1516; EJ Hiscock, Digby, ang, 586, 200, $1172; R & D Nolte, Tahara, char, 535, 205, $1096
Bulls: AJ Malseed, Myamyn, limo, 1005, 240, $2412; C, B, C & J Grant, Coleraine, m/g, 800, 210, $1680
Heifers: C, B, C & J Grant, Coleraine, m/g, 645, 242, $1560; J & A Malseed, Myamyn, limo x, 660, 227, $1498; J & A Malseed, Myamyn, limo x, 510, 240, $1224; S Ferrier, Coleraine, sh, 530, 214, $1134
Cows: D & L Whyte, Branxholme, aa, 660, 232, $1531; J & M Whyte, Wallacedale, aa, 632, 232, $1468; C, B, C & J Grant, Coleraine, m/g, 657, 222, $1459; S Ferrier, Coleraine, sh, 651, 224, $1458
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
Heifers: AJ Chapman, Coleraine, ang, 426, 160, $682
Steers: S Rhook, Hamilton, fres x, 540, 180, $972
HAMILTON SHEEP & LAMBS
May 15. Yarding: 17,617. Change: down 4623.
Lambs: 10,739. Change: down 2993.
Sheep: 6878. Change: down 1630.
There were less lambs and less sheep yarded, with 10,739 mixed quality and varied weighted lambs, and 6878 sheep made up of heavy weight ewes through to very light weight 1 scores. Two more buyers attended the sale, along with the usual field from last week, plus an additional restocker on lambs. Demand was a little stronger for lambs, with especially heavier weights $3 to $8/head dearer. Sheep sold $10 to $15/head higher for most weights and grades, bar the very poor quality 1 scores. The light weight 1 score 12-16kg lambs sold from $111 to $122, with restockers going to $142 and the 16-18kg light trade weight 2 scores made from $108 to $144/head. Trade weight 3 score, 18-22kg lambs were from $135 to $174/head and these averaged 720c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs made from $157 to $212/head and averaged 725c/kg cwt. Extra heavy, 4 score lambs sold from $194 and $256, with a pen at $270/head and these averaged an estimated 750c/kg cwt. Restockers paid to $170/head for lambs estimated at 22kg. Heavy 4 score hoggets sold to $190/head. The light weight 1 score sheep made from $58 to $122, as medium weight 2 and 3 scores received from $114 to $150 and the heavy weight 4 scores made from $145 and $229/head. Heavy weight wethers topped at $230/head. A run of ewe mutton averaged just over 600c/kg cwt. Rams sold up to $128/head.
KEITH P LANYON
X/B Lambs: D. Irving, Hamilton, $170; G & K. Colliver, Heywood, $154; Fitzroy River, Heywood, $138; Eumeralla Farms, Macarthur, $137; Fitzroy River, Heywood, $137; J & H. Clare, Tarrington, $137; Eumeralla Farms, Macarthur, $131; S. Cowling, Hamilton, $100
X/B Ewes: G & E. Matuschka, Tabor, $155; A & M. Rouse, Hamilton, $155; J & H. Clare, Tarrington, $150; A & M. Rouse, Hamilton, $150; Middleton Rd F/L, Hamilton, $116; J & H. Clare, Tarrington, $116
Merino Ewes: C & L. Grant, Macarthur, $125; J.P & L.A. Lehmann, Croxton East, $109; C & L. Grant, Macarthur, $108
X/B Rams: J.P &L.A. Lehmann, Croxton East, $56; A & M. Rouse, Hamilton, $56
J.M. ELLIS & CO PTY LTD
XB Lambs: A. & K. Nagorcka, Yatchaw, $215; J. & H. Jenkinson, Glenthompson, $212; Amaroo Pastoral, Yatchaw, $205; Rivers, Glenthompson, $198; DP, DL & NS Adams, Harrow, $188; L. Dunn, Knebsworth, $185; J. Dunn, Macarthur, $185; DKK Pty Ltd, Caramut, $185; Mooramook, Caramut, $175; P. & K. Malseed, Bessiebelle, $173; A. Gray Family Trust, Willaura, $169; D. & D. Adams, Harrow, $168; Greenbanks Pastoral, Condah, $167; Hochkirch Lamb & Beef, Tarrington, $164; Meringa Pastoral, Willaura, $161. XB Ewes: Robertson Partnership, Strathkellar, $230; Tarrington Homestead, Tarrington, $216; I. & H. Sutherland, Konongwootong, $185; A. & K. Nagorcka, Yatchaw, $185; DKK Pty Ltd, Caramut, $182; Delta Pastoral, Hamilton $165; P. & K. Malseed, Bessiebelle, $155.
Merino Rams: Dungloe, Coojar, $120.
XB Rams: I. & H. Sutherland, Konongwootong, $80.
XB Lambs: MT Mullane, Casterton $256; MT Mullane, Casterton, $220; R Mullane, Casterton, $204; RRF & SK Heazlewood, Caramut, $199; Maxjem Pty Ltd, Caramut, $194; M Fallon, Tarrington, $194; RRF & SK Heazlewood, Caramut, $186; D & R Thompson, Macarthur, $185; P, J & A Heazlewood, Penshurst, $178; R Mullane, Casterton, $178; EJC Cameron & Co, Wallacedale, $176; M Leeson, Heywood, $176; Napier View P/ship, Nth Byaduk, $174; P, J & A Heazlewood, Penshurst, $170; Glen Elva Pty Ltd, Dunkeld, $165; EJC Cameron & Co, Wallacedale, $164; T Mirtschin, Purdeet, $160; R Cowland, Macarthur, $158; J & H Hay, Hamilton, $158; Leventine, Dergholm, $158; P Shepherd, Nareen, $156; C Elligate, Nth Byaduk, $150; J Sparrow, Nth Byaduk, $138; S Spiker, Strathkellar, $135;
XB Ewes: W Koch, Tarrington, $188; C Elligate, Nth Byaduk, $166; D Bennett, Woolsthorpe, $165; Moutajup Past Co, Dunkeld, $158; ExAgris Aust P/L, Hamilton, $155; B Hurley, Tarrington, $150
Merino Ewes: W Koch, Tarrington, $125; T Mirtschin, Purdeet, $122; P Kearney, Cavendish, $121; Glen Elva Pty Ltd, Dunkeld, $120;
XB Wethers: Glen Elva Pty Ltd, Dunkeld, $179; R Young, Hotspur, $166
Merino Rams: R Watson, Penshurst, $137
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK PTY LTD.
Lambs: Sunday Creek, Heywood $270/238/215; J & D Uebergang, Hamilton $225/222; W & M Staude, Coojar $216; Pepper P/ship, Tahara $215; C Nolan, Hensley Park $215/184; E Fitzgerald, Tarranlea $210/204; N& F Fitzgerald, Tarrenlea $210/204; D & A Cameron, Hawkesdale $198/188; T Hartwich, Hensley Park $197/180; Ulva Lea, Hamilton $189; Derry Lodge, Byaduk $185; A&s Morton, Tyrendarra $184; S&j Cozens, Hawkesdale $180;
XB Ewes: D & C Gordon, Condah $229; Murroa East, Buckley Swamp $225/220; S & J Cozens, Hawkesdale $220; D&c Gordon, Condah $204; Pepper P/ship, Tahara $182; Derry Lodge, Byaduk $182
XB Wethers: Sunday Creek, Heywood $229
ELDERS RURAL SERVICES
Lambs: Sierra Park Pty Ltd, Vic Valley, $174; Hilsdon Farming Pty Ltd, Hamilton, $174; GM Kelly, Casterton, $173; LR & JM Hayes, Gazette, $164; TJ Crow, Port Fairy, $163; GJ Sharrock, Bessiebelle, $163; KR & MJ Holland, Heywood, $159; Greenleaf Crop & Pasture, Glenthompson, $158; Hilsdon Farming Pty Ltd, Hamilton, $155; LR & JM Hayes, Gazette, $153; Sierra Park Pty Ltd, Vic Valley, $149; Greenleaf Crop & Pasture, Glenthompson, $145; Sierra Park Pty Ltd, Vic Valley, $143; GJ Sharrock, Bessiebelle, $140; Rees Farms, Penshurst, $139; M Sharp, Warndoo, $135; NG & HL Richardson, Hawkesdale, $135; TF & FM Rowbottom, Orford, $131;
XB Mixed: Swan Lake Pastoral, Mt Richmond, $213; Cherrymount Past, Glenthompson, $213; NB & D Malseed, Gorae West, $213; Wattle Park, Mooralla, $182; GR & CJ Jelbart, Penshurst, $182; Swan Lake Pastoral, Mt Richmond, $175; RL & KM Ferrier, Coleraine, $175; GR & RC Paltridge, Pleasant Park, $174; Rees Farms, Penshurst, $155; JL & SL Burland, Penshurst, $151; BJ Tierney, Nareen, $145; Sierra Park Pty Ltd, Vic Valley, $145;
Mer Ewes: Millard Farms, Byaduk, $141; Rees Farms, Penshurst, $123; Millard Farms, Byaduk, $118; SD Harris, Dunkeld, $109; DR & CT Hill, Macarthur, $97; Wattle Park, Mooralla, $97; D & T Sheavies, Mortlake, $93; Rees Farms, Penshurst, $92;
Rams: NB & D Malseed, Gorae West, $75; Cherrymount Past, Glenthompson, $75; PJ & MJ Johnstone, Mt Richmond, $75; Rees Farms, Penshurst, $50;
XB Lambs: G Robinson, Heywood, $213. Woodlands Partnership, Casterton, $208. J & S Denhert, Carapook, $203. Fassifern Farming, Coleraine, $180. Smokey River, Hotspur, $180. M & J Ridge, German Creek, $170. Welbanite Pastoral, Merino, $165. M & J Ridge, German Creek, $162. Kentish & Sons, Wepar, $160. Corpach Holdings, Sandford, $150.
X/B TT: G Robinson, Heywood, $170. C, B, C & J Grant, Coleraine, $144.
X/B Ewes: N, P & CJ Jenkins, Drumborg, $225. Welbanite Pastoral, Merino, $210. Kentish & Sons, Wepar, $200. G Robinson, Heywood, $185.
X/B Wethers: Satimer Pastoral, Wando Vale, $230. SM Watson & KJ Harrip, Macarthur, $220.
Dorset Rams: Satimer Pastoral, Wando Vale, $100.
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
XB Lambs: C Pepper, Tahara, $250; Willer Family Trust, Branxholme, $210; Willer Family Trust, Branxholme, $209; MJ & TA Herring, Broadwater, $209; N & A Lilley, Orford, $180; S Stanley, Digby, $176; Waradgery Pastoral Co, Brit Brit, $176; Willer Family Trust, Branxholme, $170; MJ & TA Herring, Broadwater, $165; BJ & JM Tooley, Coleraine, $163.
XB Ewes: C Pepper, Tahara, $200; Willer Family Trust, Branxholme, $189; BH & RL Malseed, Tahara, $175; Noel Rentsch, Minhamite, $175; D & C Rigby, Coleraine, $170; S Stanley, Digby, $170; Bilpah, Glenthompson, $170; N & A Lilley, Orford, $169.
XB Rams: LG, RT & GK Smith, Wallacedale, $79.
Yarding: 409. Change: 48.
There was another mixed quality selection of cattle, with supply increasing a little to 409 head. A usual small number of buyers attended and demand was best for the better quality and finished young cattle, as well as all cows. Prices averaged 10c to 20c higher for cows and 5c to 15c/kg dearer for the better suited young cattle. Grown steer prices averaged 10c/kg cheaper, but grown heifers were on a dearer trend. The D2 manufacturing grown steers made a little more. The yarding comprised 48 grown steers, 56 grown heifers, 122 young cattle, 180 cows and 3 bulls. The better milk vealers sold from 240c to 296c, with restockers going to 260c/kg. The C muscled yearlings were from 195c to 267c, with restockers paying to 255c/kg.
The D muscled yearlings went to restockers from 130c to 180c/kg. Grown steers made from 250c to 275c for the C3s and from 210c to 259c/kg for the C2 grade. Manufacturing D2 steers sold from 208c to 220c/kg. The C3 and C4 grown heifers received from 240c to 265c, with D2s making from 180c to 220c, as the D1 grade sold from 140c to 180c/kg. Heavy weight better covered beef cows sold from 230c to 250c, with D2 cows making from 180c to 210c and the D1 grade received from 158c to 180c/kg. Poor to plain E1 cows made from 123c to 165c/kg.
WVLX Mortlake Prime Cattle, Monday
1 Southern Grampians Livestock
2 JM Ellis
3 Elders Kerr & Co
4 HF Richardson
7 Charles Stewart Nash McVilly
8 LMB Livestock
9 Charles Stewart & Co
Camperdown Cattle, Tuesday
Warrnambool Cattle, Wednesday
Agent, Cattle, Sheep, Calves, Dairies
Brian O'Halloran 4, 2, 2, 3
J & J Kelly 1, 3, 3, 4
Landmark 3, 1, 1, 1
SKB Rodwells 2, 4, 4, 2
Hamilton Sheep and Lambs, Wednesday
3 Southern Grampians L/S
4 Keith P Lanyon P/L
5 JM Ellis & Co
6 LMB Livestock
7 Kerr & Co
Hamilton Cattle, Friday
3 Southern Grampians L/S
4 JM Ellis & Co
5 LMB Livestock
6 Kerr & Co
7 Keith P Lanyon P/L