There was a similar yarding of cattle presented at the Hamilton Prime Cattle Market. Bulls reached a top of 258c/kg. Cows sold to a top of 270c/kg. Young steers reached a top of 275c/kg whereas heifers topped at 270c/kg.
J.M. ELLIS & CO
Bulls: Wondooma P/ship, Coleraine, ang, 875kg, 258cents, $2257
Bulls: CN Munro, Coleraine, ang, 760kg, 236cents, $1793
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK
Bulls: Milroy, Byaduk, hfd, 745, 255, $1698
Cows: Milroy, Byaduk, hfd, 525, 240, $1260
KEITH P. LANYON PTY LTD
Steers: A McFarlane, Yulecart, simm x, 580, 268, $1554
Heifers: D & S McFarlane, Branxholme, simm x, 552, 270, $1491
Cows: O.H & E Rentsch, Byaduk, ang, 720, 260, $1873; A McFarlane, Yulecart, simm x, 685, 260, $1781; D & S McFarlane, Branxholme, simm x, 625, 260, $1625; A McFarlane, Yulecart, simm x, 635, 250, $1587; O.H & E Rentsch, Byaduk, ang, 585, 270, $1579; D & S McFarlane, Branxholme, simm x, 582, 250, $1455
Heifers: B Dennis, Merino, b/b, 375, 270, $1012; J & D Clay, Konongwootong, ang, 353, 255, $898
Steers: B Dennis, Merino, fres, 380, 182, $691
Steers: R Cox, Cavendish, ang, 587, 275, $1615
WVLX MORTLAKE STORE SALE
August 15. Yarding: 1297.
Despite the temperature not getting much above 10 degrees, there was a large turnout of buyers, vendors, agents and onlookers at the August Store Sale, which saw extremely well-bred cattle on offer, lacking a bit of condition due to usual winter circumstances. Grown Steers topped at 352c/kg which is slightly down on last month, but the condition of the cattle was just a bit lighter. Weighed Weaner Steers were in the 346c/kg bracket and were keenly sought after. Open Auction Steers topped at $1,030 for a pen of Black Baldys with not a lot of weight to them (around 250-260kg), however lighter Open Auction Steers sold $100 dearer than last month comfortably. Heifers were very strong again this month, and although they didn't have the condition of last month or the lines of cattle from the last sale, they still sold in the 300-320c/kg bracket without any trouble.
The Open Auction Heifers were well-bred but in light, poor condition, selling very expensive with most at $600 upwards. A quality pen of Speckle Park Cows & Calves made a top price of $2,090ph with the Angus Cows & Calves reaching $1,420ph. There was a big run of X-Bred Steers today compared to previous months and they were dearer, making 220-235c/kg, while the straight Friesian Steers made up to 220c/kg. The lighter X-Bred Steers sold for around $500-$640.
HAMILTON SHEEP & LAMBS
August 14. Yarding: 5111. Change: 3409. Lambs: 3280. Change: 2259. Sheep: 1831. Change: 1150.
There was a large increase in numbers offered at Hamilton this week with numbers increasing to 5111 head, consisting of 3280 lambs and 1831 sheep. Quality overall was much better this week with some very good trade lambs being offered. Not all the processors were in attendance, however competition was strong for all categories and the market was generally unchanged. Light weight 1 and 2 score 12-18kg lambs sold from $85 to $150/head. The medium weight 18-22kg 3 and 4 score lambs made from $125 to$ 189/head. The heavy weight 22-26kg lambs made from $152 to $219/head. Heavy 4 score lambs over 30kg made to $236/head. Hoggets made from $67 to $170/head. The sheep offering this week consisted of more Merino mutton than Crossbred mutton. The Merinos were slightly dearer, while the crossbreds remained unchanged. Light 1 and 2 score sold from $90 to $134/head.
KERR & CO LIVESTOCK PTY LTD.
Lambs: D & A Cameron, Hawkesdale $200/$188; R & S Rendell, Codrington $188; H & K Cameron, Penshurst $186; D Derkson, Branxholme $185; H & K Cameron, Penshurst $185; C & V Haby, Heywood $170; L Kelly and Co, Hexham $170; H P McMaster, Lake Bolac $170; Glenandera, Penshurst $169/$166, L Kelly & Co, Hexham $166, B & L Edwards, Hawkesdale $166; Denhills, Coleraine $155; B & L Edwards, Hawkesdale $152
X/B Ewes: D & L Edwards, Penshurst $172; A & R Rowbottom, Orford $171; R & S Rendell, Codrington $171; D Derkson, Branxholme $171; D & L Cameron, Penshurst $140
ELDERS RURAL SERVICES
XB Lambs: Simon Hillam, Portland, $236; Yama Trust, Mooralla, $210; GR & SL Carlin, Casterton, $210; McKenry P/Ship, Coleraine $199; GR & SL Carlin, Casterton, $190; SJ Cocks, Narrawong, $144; GR & SL Carlin, Casterton, $125; Homebush, Hamilton $123; Homebush, Hamilton $116; Yama Trust, Mooralla, $116;
Merino Ram Lambs: Glenara Merino's, Dunkeld, $90;
XB Ewes: C Gorrie, Branxholme, $190; KS, M & GS Davis, Dergholme, $160; Homebush, Hamilton $160; Yama Trust, Mooralla, $160; SJ Cocks, Narrawong, $150; KS, M & GS Davis, Dergholme, $135; GR & SL Carlin, Casterton, $125;
Merino Ewes: Homebush, Hamilton $105; Yama Trust, Mooralla, $105; Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $105; Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $90; Yama Trust, Mooralla, $90;
XB Rams: Langowan Estate, Branxholme, $156;
Merino Rams: Glenara Merino's, Dunkeld, $95;
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
XB Lambs: Dj & Vb Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $229; Wairere Partnership, Heywood, $206; Golden Mile Partnership, Heywood, $206; D Brown, Coleraine, $194; Da & Tn Gow, Hawkesdale, $188; Golden Mile Partnership, Heywood, $184; Dj & Vb Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $184; Kl Lehmann & Rd Skelton, Caramut, $182; Wairere Partnership, Heywood, $165; Ej & Kj Price, Heywood, $164; A Waters, Nareen, $160; D Brown, Coleraine, $160; R,m & T Burger, Glenthompson, $155; Dj & Vb Ware Pastoral, Warrong, $152
XB Ewes: D Brown, Coleraine, $193; Heartsville Partnership, Tarrenlea, $192; G Lewis, Muntham, $180; Heartsville Partnership, Tarrenlea, $162; Golden Mile Partnership, Heywood, $160
Merino Ewes: C Hogan, Moutajup, $130; Blackwell Pastoral, Dunkeld, $118.
XB Rams: Folden Mile Partnership, Heywood, $136; Ej & Kj Price, Heywood, $136
J.M.ELLIS & CO PTY LTD
XB Lambs: R. J. & L. A. Rhook, Condah, $214; L. G. Payne, Victoria Valley, $205; Coolanure, Victoria Valley, $198; East Bank, Buckley Swamp, $172; Meringa, Glenthompson, $152; Coolami Partnership, Melville Forest, $152; B. & A. Stephens, Buckley Swamp, $143; R. & J. Macfarlane, Tarayouken, $138;
XB Ewes: A. Gray, Willaura, $190; Meringa, Glenthompson, $166; D. & G. Gleeson, Branxholme, $136; Coolami Partnership, Coleraine, $120; Hochkirch Lamb & Beef, Tarrington, $100;
Merino Ewes: A. Gray, Willaura, $179; B J. & C. A. Duggan, Balmoral, $158; R.D & M. McFarlane, Coleraine, $148; D. & B. Ball, Gerringerup, $101;
Merino Wethers: I. & B. Uebergang, Tarrington, $153; I. & B. Uebergang, $140;
XB Rams: Coolami Partnership, Coleraine, $140; A. Gray, Willaura, $140:
XB Lambs D, N & D Stuchbury, Drumborg, $227; Dunkeld Pastoral co, Dunkeld, $225; D, N & D Stuchbury, Drumborg, $219; D Bennett, Woolsthorpe, $202; D, N & D Stuchbury, Drumborg, $197; B Hurley, Tarrington, $190; C Elligate, North Byaduk, $189; S & J Lea, Caramut, $185; D & C Linke, Penshurst, $179; B Hurley, $170;
XB Ewes: Willamay, Branxholme, $195;
XB Wethers: S & J Lea, Caramut, $142;
Merino Wethers: D & C Linke, Penshurst, $139; D & C Linke, Penshurst, $121
Rams: D & L Watt, Coleraine, $130
KEITH P LANYON P/L
XB Lambs: W & K Mirtschin, Byaduk, $190; W & K Mirtschin, Byaduk, $180; L Walkenhorst, Tabor, $175; Mt Napier Farmer, Byaduk, $164; D & S McFarlane, Branxholme, $162; D Ferguson, Strathkellar, $159; G Ferguson, Strathkellar, $152; L Walkenhorst, Tabor, $146
XB Wethers; G Nolte, Tahara, $200
XB Ewes: L Walkenhorst, Tabor, $180; L Walkenhorst, Tabor, $122; L Grey, Yulecart, $109
Merino Wethers: G & K Schultz, Tarrington, $144; R Linke, Tarrington, $125; G & E Matuschka, Tabor, $115; G & K Schultz, Tarrington, $110
XB Rams: G Nolte, Tahara, $160;
Merino Rams: D & S McFarlane, $110
XB Lambs: Mildfern, Bessiebelle, $196; D & E Munro, Wando Vale, $188; G & S Storer, Hotspur, $187; G & S Storer, Hotspur, $175; Green Gully, Tahara, $168; D & E Munro, Wando Vale, $150; Mildfern, Bessiebelle, $136
XB Two Tooth: D & E Munro, Wando Vale, $144; K & W Lane, Grassdale, $124
XB Ewes: Green Gully, Tahara, $174; Green Gully, Tahara, $124
XB Wethers: Mildfern, Bessiebelle, $150
August 15. Yarding: 77. Change: down 40.
Numbers declined further to 77 head this week at Colac. Quality was average with several pens of well presented young cattle yarded, suiting both the trade and feeders. The usual buying group attended and operated in a mostly firm market, while prices were easier on the plainer cows. B muscle yearling steers sold to 330c, while grown heifers made to 260c/kg. Heavy cows made to 245c and a single bull sold at 251c/kg. Vealers and yearlings sold from 270c to 330c, while feeders paid from 240c to 275c and dairy types sold from 130c to 190c/kg.
WVLX Mortlake, Monday
1 Landmark; 2 Charles Stewart Nash McVilly; 3 HF Richardson; 4 Rodwells; 5 Elders Kerr & Co; 6 LMB Livestock; 7 Southern Grampians Livestock; 8 JM Ellis; 9 Charles Stewart & Co
Camperdown Cattle, Tuesday
Warrnambool Cattle, Wednesday
Agent, Cattle, Sheep, Calves, Dairies
Brian O'Halloran 3, 2, 2, 3
J & J Kelly 2, 1, 3, 4
Landmark 1, 4, 1, 2
SKB Rodwells 4, 3, 4, 1
Hamilton Sheep & Lambs, Wednesday
1 LMB Livestock; 2 Keith P Lanyon P/L; 3 Landmark; 4 Kerr & Co; 5 Elders; 6 Southern Grampians L/S; 7 JM Ellis & Co
Hamilton Cattle, Friday
1 Keith P Lanyon P/L; 2 Landmark; 3 LMB Livestock; 4 JM Ellis & Co; 5 Elders; 6 Southern Grampians L/S; 7 Kerr & Co