HAMILTON SHEEP & LAMBS
Yarding: 5459. Change: 46.
Lambs: 4133. Change: down 40.
Sheep: 1326. Change: 86.
There was a similar number of sheep and lambs, being 5459 head offered at Hamilton this week.
Quality was similar to last week's sale, again with some very well finished trade lambs on offer, mainly weighing in the 20-24kg area.
Not all the regular buyers attended or operated fully in a firm market for trade lambs, which were still making approximately 1,000c/kg cwt for the better finished 3 and 4 score lambs.
There was little or no competition coming forward from restocking and feeders this week.
Light weight 12-18kg lambs, 1 and 2 scores, sold from $135 to $155/head.
The medium 18-20kg reinforce scores made from $155 to $228/head and was still making from 950c to 1,000c/kg cwt.
The heavy weight 22-26 lambs made from $230 to $280/head, averaging from 950c to 1,000c/kg cwt.
Extra heavy 4 score lambs topped at $286/head.
Sheep numbers were similar to that of last week.
The good selection of heavy crossbred ewes and merino mutton was mainly 1 and 2 score and sold to a softer trend than last week, being 10c/kg cwt cheaper.
Light 1 in 2 scores sold from $68 to $140 and the medium weight 2 and 3 scores made from $120 to $158/head.
Extra heavy sheep of 2 and 3 scores made from $52 to $250/head.
4 score shorn merino weathers made $85, as crossbred mutton averaged 620c, back 10c and merino mutton averaged 580c, less 10c/kg cwt as well.
Hoggets made to $195/head.
Rams sold from $117 to $140/head.
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
XB Lambs: EJ & KJ Price, Heywood, $228; Murraybrook Farm, Crossley, $228; EJ & KJ Price, Heywood, $210; EJ & KJ Price, Heywood, $197; J & J Glare, Tarrone, $186; Murraybrook Farm, Crossley, $170; EJ & KJ Price, Heywood, $170; J & J Glare, Tarrone, $155; Heartsville P'ship, Tarrenlea, $143; Murraybrook Farm, Crossley, $139; AM & MD Templeton, Coleraine, $134; J & J Glare, Tarrone, $130;
XB Ewes: DJ & VB Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $165; T Stuart, Framlingham, $148; J & J Glare, Tarrone, $146; Wongamine Farms, Minhamite, $146; GR & MA Wake, Cavendish, $129; MJ & DK Sutherland, $128; Wongamine Farms, Minhamite, $128; DJ & VB Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $125.
XB Rams: Wongamine Farms, Minhamite, $106.
J.M. ELLIS & CO PTY LTD
XB Lambs: N & P Roll, Caramut, $212; Maballan Farming, Nareeb, $192; T. & C. Puls, Glendenning, $168; Cavendish Rural, Cavendish, $165; R. & K. Sharrock, Tahara $157; R. Barr, Woorndoo, $145;
XB Ewes: Claronden, Carmut, $180; Waratah Pastoral Co. Cavendish, $170; M. & L. Gordon, Dunkeld, $170; D. & K. Gorringe, Cavendish, $135; Bensch Farming, Dunkeld, $135;
Merino Ewes: D. & K. Gorringe, Cavendish, $167; J. & E. Leonard, Melville Forest, $136; R. K. Barr, Woorndoo, $118; Waratah Pastoral. Co., Cavendish, $106;
Merino Rams: Waratah Past. Co. Cavendish, $150;
XB Rams: D. & K. Gorringe, Cavendish, $110; M. & L. Gordon, Dunkeld, $100.:
XB Lambs: Kingaroy P/ship, Strathkellar, $250; Kingaroy P/ship, Strathkellar, $230; M Noske, Dunkeld, $203; M Noske, Dunkeld, $192; M Leeson, Heywood, $182; Stirling Rise P/ship, Glenthompson, $180; Stirling Rise P/ship, Glenthompson, $155; P & P Cameron, Dunkeld, $135
XB Hoggets: Haven Park Enterprises, Wando Vale, $195
XB Wethers: Haven Park Enterprises, Wando Vale, $185
XB Ewes: G Kurtze, Hamilton, $165; J & H Hay, Hamilton, $130; B Hurley, Tarrington, $100
KEITH P LANYON
X/B Lambs: S. McCabe, Warrnambool, $286; Ballantrae P/S, Glenthompson, $195; Lynolor P/S, Hensley Park, $182; A. McFarlane, Yulecart, $182; R. Millard, Homerton, $165; D. Lewis, Mooralla, $162; Mooralla Farms, Mooralla, $150
X/B Ewes: K & L. Creek, Rosebrook, $200; Ballantrae P/S, Glenthompson, $170; D.J & A.K. Ralston, Hensley Park, $168; Glendell, Croxton East, $155
XB Lambs: K & C Nolte, Tahara West, $244; K & C Nolte, Tahara West, $206; Cashmore Park, Cashmore, $191; T & N Rhook, Merino, $149; T & B Tomkins, Wando Vale, $140; N Widdicombe, Bahgallah, $140; T & N Rhook, Merino, $134; Fassifern Farming, Coleraine, $130
X/B 2 tooths: PJ & JM Rees, Balmoral, $150
X/B Ewes: Waterloo Ag, Mt Gambier, $190; Waterloo Ag, Mt Gambier, $175; W Sawyer, Warrock, $175; P & J Rees, Balmoral, $167; Cashmore Park, Cashmore, $155; T & R Currie, Warrock, $154; Kentish & Sons, Wepar, $152; W Sawyer, Warrock; $142; P & J Rees, Balmoral, $140; Cashmore Park, Cashmore, $132; Kentish & Sons, Wepar, $122; A J Dyke, Paschendale, $113; Cashmore Park, Cashmore, $110.
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK
Lambs: Garrangreena Past, Penshurst $246; Chrome Rural, Hamilton $235; H & K Cameron, Penshurst $228; D J & A Cameron, Hawkesdale $212; T Merrett, Heywood $200; Garrangreena, Penshurst $200; Chrome Rural, Hamilton $200; DJ & A Cameron, Hawkesdale $197; B & A Mirtschin, Hawkesdale $195; H & K Cameron, Penshurst $193; D & L Cameron, Penshurst $187; G & J Hocking, Bessiebelle $163; D & S Rowbottom, St Helens $163; P & J Croft, Drumborg $160; B & A Mirtschin, Hawkesdale $154; I Knight, Byaduk $150; D & R Cozens, Hawkesdale $140; S & J Cozens, Hawkesdale $140
ELDERS RURAL SERVICES
Lambs: PJ & ML Johnstone, Mt Richmond, $235; JC & JE Ridsdale, Hamilton, $235; SA Young, Orford, $220; Croxton East Pty Ltd, Croxton East, $173; Hilsdon Farming Pty Ltd, Hamilton, $165; Glennaire Partnership, Tyrendarra, $163; Croxton East Pty Ltd, Croxton East, $152; Glennaire Partnership, Tyrendarra, $140; Croxton East Pty Ltd, Croxton East, $135; DJ Falkenberg, Macarthur, $126; JC & JE Ridsdale, Hamilton, $126; 2TH: SA Young, Orford, $170;
XB Ewes: Croxton East Pty Ltd, Croxton East, $170; PJ & ML Johnstone, Mt Richmond, $160; Croxton East Pty Ltd, Croxton East, $140; PJ & ML Johnstone, Mt Richmond, $78;
Rams: ML & L Hopkins, Drumborg, $140
There was a reduced yarding of cattle presented at Friday's Hamilton prime cattle market.
A smaller yarding of bulls were penned this week, reaching a top of 267 cents or $2456p/hd.
Once again, the overall yarding mainly comprised of a run of cows with prices being firm on last week's rates.
Better beef bred cows topped at 285 cents or $1866p/hd.
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
Angus Cows: IN & EM Mills, Coleraine, 552.5kg, $280 cents, $1547; IN & EM Mills, Coleraine, 490kg, $240 cents, $1176
Jersey Cows: K Macarthur, Dunkeld, 505kg, $210 cents, $1060.50
Bulls: Willah Props, Balmoral, 920, 267, $2456
Heifers: Willah Props, Balmoral, ang, 461, 281, $1297
Cows: Willah Props, Balmoral, ang, 655, 285, $2053; Glenthompson P/Co, Glenthompson, belted gall, 556, 280, $1558; Glenthompson P/Co, Glenthompson, belted gall, 447, 240, $1074
Yarding: 221. Change: down 108.
Agents penned a reduced yarding of 221 mixed quality cattle with most in 1 and 2 score condition.
Prices were a little better for most categories with just late sales of light weight young cattle and all heavy weight bulls cheaper by at least 10c/kg.
One regular major buyer was missing but another additional exporter operated alongside the otherwise core field of buyers.
The yarding comprised of 12 grown steers, 54 grown heifers, 56 young cattle, 93 cows and 6 bulls.
Most C2 and C3 yearlings that were purchased by the trade buyers made between 260c and 296c while restockers paid mainly 244c to 290c/kg. Odd late sales sold as low as 180c and 218c/kg.
The D1 and D2 yearlings were from 200c to 260c/kg.
The few D2 grown steers were at 246c and 266c with a restocker paying 248c/kg.
The C3 grown heifers were from 264c to 287c while the C2 heifers made 246c to 258c/kg.
A few more beef cows came forward and these sold from 266c to 288c with the D2 grade from 230c to 255c/kg.
The D1 cows were between 215c and 237c with the main run of E1 cows from 165c to 214c/kg.
Heavy weight beef bulls sold from 220c to 252c/kg.
WVLX Mortlake Prime Cattle,
1 Southern Grampians Livestock
2 Charles Stewart
3 JM Ellis
4 Elders Kerr & Co
5 HF Richardson
6 Charles Stewart Nash McVilly
8 LMB Livestock
1 Charles Stewart & Co
2 Brian O'Halloran & co
3 Stewart Nash McVilly
Agent, Cattle, Sheep, Calves, Dairies
Brian O'Halloran 4, 1, 2, 3
J & J Kelly 1, 4, 3, 1
Landmark 2, 2, 1, 4
SKB Rodwells 3, 3, 4, 2
Hamilton Sheep and Lambs,
2 Kerr & Co
4 Southern Grampians Livestock
5 JM Ellis & Co
6 LMB Livestock
7 Keith P Lanyon P/L
1 LMB Livestock
2 JM Ellis & Co
4 Southern Grampians Livestock
5 Kerr & Co
6 Keith P Lanyon P/L