There was a total of 63 cattle presented at the Hamilton cattle market.
The smaller offering of trade cattle sold to firm trends with feeder heifers selling for a market top of $2.73c/kg.
Once again, the high percentage of the overall yarding was a run of cows.
These sold well with the top price $2.60/kg OR $1742p/hd being equal with last week's top price.
The average selling price on cows was $2.28/kg.
Bulls: D & C Savin, Macarthur, ang, 850kg, 222cents, $1887; Wilkah, Vasey, hfd, 670, 230, $1541
Heifers: G & D Cameron, Pigeon Ponds, ang, 500, 273, $1365
Cows: G & D Cameron, Pigeon Ponds, ang, 558, 250, $1393
Heifers: B & K Ball, Cavendish, ang, 362, 258, $934
Cows: Innisfail Investments, Nareen, hfd, 685, 252, $1726; EF Neeson & Co, Nareen, lim, 570, 248, $1413; M Purcell, Brimpaen, s/h, 530, 252, $1335; Innisfail Investments, Nareen, lim, 505, 248, $1252; EF Neeson & Co, Nareen, lim, 469, 239, $1121
J.M. ELLIS & CO
Steer: Odies Run, Bessiebelle, angx, 415, 240, $996:
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK
Cows: W Pierce, Strathkellar, ang, 670, 260, $1742
July 4. Yarding: 280. Change: 82.
Numbers increased to total 280 head.
Quality was mainly plain, with very few suitable trade cattle offered.
The cow market was dearer.
Most yearlings went to restocker buyers, with 300kg to 400kg C2 steers averaged 296c and those to feed topping at 298c/kg.
The same weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 230c/kg.
Grown steers, 500kg to 600kg, C3s to slaughter sold from 265c to top at 275c/kg.
Heavy weight C4 grown heifers to slaughter made to 250c/kg.
Heavy weight D1 and D2 dairy cows sold from 180c to 245c, up 28c to 36c/kg.
Heavy weight D4 cows to slaughter sold from 230c to top the cow market at 260c/kg.
Sheep numbers drop online
Sheep and lamb numbers from Victoria on AuctionsPlus last week dipped to 8108 offered, 900 fewer than the previous week.
Scanned in-lamb, first-cross Border Leicester/Merino ewe hoggets dropped in price, selling from $233 to $281 a head, to average $252, down $26 on the previous week.
The top-priced line was a mob of 21 to 23-month-old, 57kg hoggets from Avalon, which were joined to White Suffolk rams.
Composite ewes continued to find buyers online selling from $128 to $192.
Other Victorian highlights included SIL 3-year-old, 55kg Centre Plus blood Merino ewes from Anakie selling for $224, 4 and 5-year-old first-cross ewes from Norong with 20kg Dorset lambs at foot, which sold for $361, and April/May 2018 drop 38kg Sonic and Old Dundee blood Merino wether lambs from Navarre selling for $121.
Victorian growers continued to look interstate for quality stock.
First-cross ewes and lambs at foot from Narromine, NSW, will head to Beeac, making $337.
Four-year-old SIL Merino ewes from Burren Junction, NSW, will make the 1000-kilometre trip to Bendigo.
Cattle numbers from Victoria on AuctionsPlus last week dipped to 677 head, 1100 fewer than the previous week. A generally cheaper market across all stock categories saw pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers topped by a line of 527kg Hereford/Friesian-cross heifers from Kyabram.