HAMILTON SHEEP & LAMBS
July 10. Yarding: 5867.
Change: down 2468.
Change: down 953.
Change: down 1475.
There was a decrease in the number of sheep and lambs offered at Hamilton this week, back to 5867, a reduction of 2428.
The quality was mixed, below the quality of livestock offered last week.
Not all the regular buyers attended or operated and there was some restocking competition on the better bread lambs, the light 1 and 3 score lambs below 14kg recovering some of last week's decreases, but generally the market was unchanged to firm.
Lightweight 12-18kg lambs, 1 and 2 score sold from $120 to $150/head.
The medium 18-22kg 3 and 4 score lambs made from $128 to $187/head, averaging 890c/kg cwt.
Heavy weight 22-26kg 3 and 4 scores made from $187 to $255, with the majority making closer to 1,000c/kg cwt this week.
Extra heavy 4 score lambs topped at $282/head.
Sheep numbers this week close to halved, with a good selection of heavy crossbred ewes, but the majority of the Merino mutton was between 1 and 2 score for the majority and sold firm on last week.
Light 1 and 2 scores made from $48 to $132 and the medium weight 2 and 3 scores received from $120 to $154, extra heavy sheep making from $150 to $194/head.
Hoggets made to $165 and rams reached $150/head.
XB Lambs: D.F., N.J. & C.D. Stuchbery, Drumborg, $254; Napier View, North Byaduk, $223; N.T. & P.S. Templeton, Gazette, $223; D.F., N.J. & C.D. Stuchbery, Drumborg, $215; Hillside Park, Coleraine, $203; P.G., J.A. & A.J.P. Heazlewood, Penshurst, $195; C Elligate, Byaduk, $194; P.G., J.A. & A.J.P. Heazlewood, Penshurst, $185; E.J.C. Cameron & Co, Wallacedale, $175;
XB Ewes: Salamanca Pastoral Co, Hotspur, $194; Salamanca Pastoral Co, Hotspur, $159; C Elligate, Byaduk, $155;
Merino Wethers: D. Chick, Willaura, $140;
Merino Ewes: C. Elligate, Byaduk, $138;
KEITH P LANYON PTY LTD
X/B Lambs: Parkside Pastoral, Hensley Park, $245; A. McFarlane, Yulecart, $240; R & T. Sinnott, Yambuk, $235; B. Sinnott, Yambuk, $224; Parkside Pastoral, Hensley Park, $215; G.W & J.D. Nolte, Tahara, $202; Hensley Hill, Hensley Park, $188; G.W & J.D. Nolte, Tahara, $188
X/B Ewes: A. McFarlane, Yulecart, $174
Merino Ewes: R & D. Napier, Moutajup, $123; G & K. Schultz, Tarrington, $102; R & D. Napier, Moutajup, $95
Merino Wethers: A. Byron, Hamilton, $117
Merino Rams: G & K. Schultz, Tarrington, $96
X/B Lambs: A & G Outram, Portland $266; K & M Stark, Lake Mundi $255; Welbanite Pastoral, Merino $180; H Crauford, Casterton $170; K & M Stark, Lake Mundi $166; K & W Lane, Grassdale $165; A & D Millard, Merino $164; Homebush, Milltown $158; Vaquero Rural, Homerton $151; H Roos & P Czerniak, Portland $132
X/B Ewes: Welbanite Pastoral, Merino $178; T & L Gibbs, Casterton $148
Merino Rams: Woodside Mountajup, Dunkeld $78
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK PTY LTD
Lambs: D & S Rowbottom, St Helens $268; A J Morrissey, Hawkesdale $250; D & C Gordon, Condah $238; Green Park Past. Lake Bolac $230; Selkirk East, Strathdownie $218 ; D Edwards, Woolsthorpe $214; D & C Gordon, Condah $212; D & S Rowbottom, St Helens $210; SpringCreek, Minhamite $210; A J Morrissey, Hawkesdale $207; Konongwootong, Konongwootong $203; Green Park Past. Lake Bolac $200; I Knight, Byaduk $197; D Edwards, Woolsthorpe $188
X/B Ewes: Talasea, Bulart $190; Spring Creek, Minhamite $190; S Burger, Penshurst $187; Chrome Rural, Branxholme $182; R Wilkinson, Wangoom $182; B Bensch, Tarrington $182; Spring Creek, Minhamite $169
Merino Wethers: H Barker, Glenthompson $160/$154
ELDERS RURAL SERVICES
LAmbs: Sandy Camp, Gorae West, $282; Pj & Ml Johnstone, Cashmore, $240; Sandy Camp, Gorae West, $216; Pt & Ja Carey, Nareen, $214; Cherrymount Past Co, Glenthompson, $210; Pj & Ml Johnstone, Cashmore, $205; D Bartlett, Orford, $205; D Bartlett, Orford, $192; Homebush, Hamilton, $170; Im Frost, Condah, $150; Cherrymount Past Co, Glenthompson, $150; Lynpark, Bochara, $134; C Burger, Hamilton, $90;
2th: Im Frost, Condah, $150;
Xb Ewes: Homebush, Hamilton, $157; Aa & Lm Brown, Colearine, $146; Homebush, Hamilton, $130; Homebush, Hamilton, $89;
Mo Ewes: Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $150; Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $100; Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $70;
Rams: Aa & Lm Brown, Coleraine, $143; D Clarke, Strathekllar, $78;
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
XB Lambs: Wm & U Lyons Trust, Byaduk, $262; DJ & VB Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $215; DJ & VB Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $214; WM & U Lyons Trust, Byaduk, $205; Bermuda P'ship, Hawkesdale, $193; Bermuda P'ship, Hawkesdale, $190; WM & U Lyons Trust, Byaduk, $188; Bermuda P'ship, Hawkesdale, $182; Aj & Sa Broad, Merino, $170; A Atkinson, Mortlake, $170; DJ & VB Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $166; Bermuda P'ship, Hawkesdale, $150; WM & U Lyons Trust, Byaduk, $150.
XB Ewes: A Atkinson, Mortlake, $180; WM & U Lyons Trust, Byaduk, $176.
XB Rams: GR & MA Wake, Cavendish, $134.
J.M.ELLIS & CO PTY LTD
XB Lambs: South Bulart, Bulart, $240; B. & A. Stephens, Buckley Swamp, $230; J. & S. Alexander, North Byaduk, $215; Eastbank, Buckley Swamp, $215; Pathfinder, Gazette, $215; Green & Gold Contractors, Hamilton, $210; A. & S. Linke, Tarrington, $206; Cavendish Rural, Bulart, $203; Greenbanks, Partnership, Condah, $198; Coolami Partnership, Melville Forest, $190; C. Scott, Milltown, $168; Matt Bensch, Tabor, $165;
XB Ewes: Eastbank, Buckley Swamp, $220; Cooengle Partnership, Woorndoo, $185; S. & P. Jury, Croxton East, $185; H. Moyle, Gazette, $180; J. & S. Alexander, North Byaduk, $170; Willowbank, Gazette, $160; Karang Past. Co, Gazette, $155; Merino Ewes: Tarrington Homestead, Tarrington, $138; Kerrsville Past, Co, Coojar, $132; A. & S. Linke, Caramut, $130; Coolami Pastoral, Melville Forest, $124;
Merino Rams: Winninburn P/S, Tarranlea, $136; P. & F. Elsom, Gazette, $136
There was a total of 64 cattle presented at Friday's Hamilton cattle market. An increase of bulls this week saw 12 bulls yarded to top at $2.60c/kg or $2438 p/hd, averaging $2.33c/kg. Once again, the high percentage of the overall yarding was a run of cows with prices increasing on last week's rates. Better beef bred cows topped at $2.75c/kg or $1925p/hd, being 15 cents dearer. The average cow price was $2.47c/kg.
Bulls: C Munro, Coleraine, ang, 745kg, 240cents, $1788; C Munro, Coleraine, sim, 685, 240, $1644
Heifers: N Lawson, Coleraine, ang, 405, 185, $749
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK
Bulls: Hutton P/ship, Hamilton, hfd, 945, 245, $2315; Hutton P/ship, Hamilton, hfd, 945, 240, $2268;
Cows: M West, Penshurst, hfd, 700, 275, $1925; Pepper P/ship, Tahara, hfd, 678, 275, $1866; Hutton P/ship, Hamilton, hfd, 635, 275, $1746; Pepper P/ship Tahara, hfd, 622, 265, $1649; Hutton P/ship, Hamilton, hfd, 590, 265, $1563
Bulls: J & R McErvale, Branxholme, char, 960, 254, $2438; J & R McErvale, ang, 880, 250, $2200
Cows: Willimay, Branxholme, ang, 590, 240, $1417; Willimay, Branxholme, ang, 552, 230, $1270
J.M. ELLIS & CO
Bulls: K & B Schurmann, Tarrington, ang, 925, 260, $2405
July 11. Yarding: 145. Change: down 135.
Numbers were back to 145 head at Colac this week. Quality was mixed, with the usual buying group in attendance and operating in a mainly dearer market. Young cattle sold to 250c, while grown steers were from 10c to 15c dearer, selling to 285c, and grown heifers topped at 280c/kg. Cows with cover predominately sold from 10c to 20c dearer than last week, while the lighter weights were around firm. Beef cows made to 280c, with dairy types selling to 235c/kg. Heavy beef bulls sold to 262c/kg. Numbers were made up of 91 cows, 17 young cattle, 20 steers and heifers, 16 bulls and a few open auction young cattle. The few young cattle sold to the trade from 230c to 240c, while feeders and restockers paid from 215c to 250c, and the plainer dairy types sold at 170c/kg. The grown steers sold form 240c to 285c, with heavy grown heifers making to 280c/kg. Medium weight heifers sold from 240c to 280c, while dairy types made from 225c to 250c/kg. A heavy dairy bred manufacturing steer weighing 1000kg sold for 240c/kg. Heavy C score beef cows sold from 274c to 280c, while the D3 and 4 score cows made from 250c to 263c/kg. D2 cows sold from 230c to 244c, with the plainer D1 cows making from 144c to 192c, and E1 cows sold for 150c/kg. The dairy run saw D2 cows sell from 200c to 235c, while D1 cows made from 190c to 200c and E1 types sold from 140c to 200c/kg. Restockers paid from 120c to 200c for cows, while beef bulls sold from 215c to 262c/kg.
WVLX Mortlake Prime Cattle,
1 HF Richardson
2 Charles Stewart Nash McVilly
4 LMB Livestock
6 Southern Grampians Livestock
7 Charles Stewart
8 JM Ellis
9 Elders Kerr & Co
2 Charles Stewart Nash McVilly
3 Charles Stewart
4 Brian O'Halloran
Agent, Cattle, Sheep, Calves, Dairies
Brian O'Halloran 4, 2, 2, 2
J & J Kelly 1, 3, 3, 1
Landmark 2, 4, 1, 3
SKB Rodwells 3, 1, 4, 4
Hamilton Sheep & Lambs,
1 Keith P Lanyon P/L
3 Kerr & Co
5 Southern Grampians L/S
6 JM Ellis & Co
7 LMB Livestock
2 LMB Livestock
3 JM Ellis & Co
5 Southern Grampians L/S
6 Kerr & Co
7 Keith P Lanyon P/L