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Muchea cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 944 (-517). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 398 (+43) str 468 (+42). Grwn: hfs 352 (-7) str 386 (+37). Cows 276 (+21). Bulls 402 (+41). (10th May 2021 07:27 AM)
Yarding: 944 (-517). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 398 (+43) str 468 (+42). Grwn: hfs 352 (-7) str 386 (+37). Cows 276 (+21). Bulls 402 (+41). Veal: hfs 438 (+65) str 558 (+87).

Numbers were down for a small yarding of 944 head consisting of mainly store conditioned cattle. All categories were in demand. Light weight locally bred weaner steers reached 604c whilst heifers topped at 480c/kg. A pen of heavy cows sold to a top of 382c with most lines selling around 320c/kg.

Weaner steers weighing over 280kg sold between 520c to 540c while light weights made from 522c to 604c to average 538c/kg. Locally bred weaner heifers sold for 400c to 434c/kg for weights ranging from 280 to 330 kg and light weights sold from 400c to 480c to average 450c/kg.
Local bred yearling steers sold for 410c to 556c and heifers from 400c to 454c/kg. Pastoral yearling steers sold from 350c to 484c for light weights while pastoral heifers made 258c to 396c/kg depending on quality.

Pastoral bullocks weighing over 600kg sold for 300c to 334c/kg. Grown steers weighing over 500kg sold from 328c to 400c/kg. Lighter weights sold from 352c to 468c and pastoral steers made 290c to 392c/kg for steers weighing under 400kg. Grown heifers weighing under 540kg made from 332c to 400c, whilst heavier heifers over 540kg sold for 340c/kg.

Heavy prime cows improved in price selling from 290c to 382c, while medium weight cows ranged from 276c to 316c/kg. Light cows ranged from 248c to 310c/kg. Pastoral type store cows selling from 100c to 270c/kg. Heavy bulls to processors made up to 340c and medium weight bulls to 302c/kg. Bulls destined for export ranged from 340c to 388c/kg. Lightweight bulls sold from 292c to 486c depending on quality.

Market reporter, Tracey Kilner.
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TRLX Tamworth sheep report (MLA):

Total 1,700 (-800), lambs 1,100 (-600), sheep 600 (-200). The quality and condition of the lambs was mostly good with heavy weights well supplied. (10th May 2021 07:14 AM)
Total 1,700 (-800), lambs 1,100 (-600), sheep 600 (-200).

There was a reduction in supply as a result of weekend rain. The quality and condition of the lambs was mostly good with heavy weights well supplied. There were limited numbers of good quality lambs suitable to restockers. The usual processors were in attendance.

Market trends varied through the lambs with those to restockers showing little change when taking quality into account. Well finished trade weight lambs up to 24kg dressed, sold to slightly cheaper trends. The heavier weights up to 30kg dressed, experienced little change. Extra heavy weight lambs sold to cheaper trends. Restockers were again active on the lines of young ewes with the high quality lots attracting keen demand.

The small supply of sheep saw quality and condition mixed. Trends varied throughout with skin values contributing to some price change.

Market Reporter, James Armitage
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Muchea cattle report (Nutrien):

Yarding: 982. Heavy local slaughter bulls were equal. (10th May 2021 06:54 AM)
Yarding: 982.

Nutrien Livestock reports 982 cattle sold at Muchea Monday 10th May with 38 of these in the calf sale.

Heavy local slaughter bulls were equal. An excellent line of Droughtmaster bulls ave 411kg sold to 422c/kg make good gains on recent sales. Heavy

Pastoral steers sold to 350c/kg. Local trade steers and heifers were fully firm.

Local young steers and heifers to feed were equal and lightweight local steer calves gained 20c/kg to sell to 604c/kg. light weights heifers were equal. The few pastoral young steer and heifers available were unchanged. Small numbers of cows were penned with heavy lines 10c/kg easier on quality while medium light weights were firm.

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Dubbo sheep report (MLA):

Total 13,571 (-2,904), lambs 10,131 (-2,714), sheep 3,440 (-190). Audio available. There were also fair numbers of Merino lambs yarded as well as good (10th May 2021 06:13 AM)
Total 13,571 (-2,904), lambs 10,131 (-2,714), sheep 3,440 (-190).

It was a pretty good quality yarding, with once again good numbers of top heavy weight lambs along with a few pens of trade weights. There were also fair numbers of Merino lambs yarded as well as good numbers of exotics. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.

Trade lambs were firm to $5 dearer selling from $147 to $196/head to average between 795c and 825c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs up to 30kg were firm to $3 dearer while the extra heavy weights were $7/head cheaper. Lambs, 24 to 30kg sold from $185 to $238/head to average between 760c and 780c/kg cwt. Lambs over 30kg sold from $235 to $268/head to average 730c/kg cwt. Merino lambs were $3 dearer with the trade weights selling from $140 to $192/head. Restocker lambs were $6 dearer selling from $95 to $170, while a pen of first cross ewe lambs sold to restockers for $191/head. Merino lambs to the restockers sold from $70 to $119/head. Very heavy hoggets sold to $229/head.

There were some very heavy sheep yarded in a mostly good quality yarding of mutton. Merino sheep where up to $12 dearer and the crossbreds were up to $9/head dearer. Merino ewes sold from $80 to $223 while the crossbred ewes sold from $108 to $230/head. Merino wethers sold from $145 to $243/head. Carcase prices ranged from 600c to 660c/kg cwt. Restockers paid from $146 to $216 for woolly Merino ewes and from $161 to $196/head for exotic ewes.

Market reporter, David Monk.
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Toowoomba cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 278 (+23). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 460 (-18) str 519 (+23). Grwn: hfs 332 (+11) str 352 (-9). MX str 319 (+41). Cows 284 (+32). Bulls 428 (+68). (10th May 2021 05:30 AM)
Yarding: 278 (+23). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 460 (-18) str 519 (+23). Grwn: hfs 332 (+11) str 352 (-9). MX str 319 (+41). Cows 284 (+32). Bulls 428 (+68).

There was a small increase in supply to 278 head at the Toowoomba cattle sale. Export buyer attendance was good with the return of most of the major export processors. The regular feed and trade buyers were also in attendance, plus a large line up of local restockers. Prices improved for a number of classes compared to the previous sale of three weeks ago, with local restockers very active in the market. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 7c/kg better. Restockers also provided very strong support on the medium and heavy weight yearling steers. All classes of cows sold to a stronger price trend.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 571c and made to a top of 682c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg also returned to the paddock at an average of 551c and made to 582c/kg. A handful of heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg sold to restockers at an average of 457c and made to 470c/kg. A small selection of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 411c and made to 418c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg returning to the paddock made to 582c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to background or restockers made to 526c to average 507c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 448c to 462c and made to 480c/kg.

The occasional manufacturing bullock made to 319c to return $2,841/head. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers averaged 264c and heavy weights made to 293c to average 290c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 304c to average 292c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,550 per unit.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.
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Wagga cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 2,650 (-260). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 473 (+19) str 509 (+7). Grwn: hfs 374 (+4) str 418 (+1). MX str 320 (+44). Cows 317 (+7). Bulls 378 (+43). (10th May 2021 05:28 AM)
Yarding: 2,650 (-260). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 473 (+19) str 509 (+7). Grwn: hfs 374 (+4) str 418 (+1). MX str 320 (+44). Cows 317 (+7). Bulls 378 (+43). Veal: hfs 484 (-27) str 485 (-75). Calves 595 (-19).

Despite dry conditions numbers dropped moderately. A full field of buyers were at the sale but not all operated in the heavy export market. A common trend was a lack of finished trade and heavy export stock and overall weight ranges. Secondary cattle were well supplied with a large percentage purchased by feedlots. Restockers were also operating under 400kg with northern orders pushing the market along.

Price results in the trade market were dearer. Buyers competed strongly against feedlots to acquire steers 400 to 500kg. A single pen of
European cross steers recorded a top price of 490c to average 479c/kg. Trade heifers sold to stronger demand making from 385c to 480c/kg.
Light weight secondary steers 200 to 280kg sold to a top price of 646c to average $1,464/head. The heifer portion bounced 32c averaging 536c/kg.

Prices for feeder steers saw mixed trends, with the medium weights easing 2c, to average 467c/kg. Lighter weights benefited from strong restocker competition with some northern restockers locking into bidding duels. Lighter weights sold 21c dearer making from 440c to 528c/kg.

A small group of processors operated in the export run. Heavy steers and bullocks sold to solid demand from domestic and exporters buyers.
Prices for C3 steers and bullocks ranged from 372c to 415c/kg. Heavy steers, 500 to 600kg to feeders made from 350c to 480c/kg.

In the cow market, not all processors operated. Heavy well finished cows sold 10c dearer selling from 296c to 340c/kg. Leaner cows were in short supply making from 254c to 312c/kg.

Market Reporter, Leann Dax .
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Corowa sheep report (MLA):

Total 12,910 (-1,070), lambs 10,150 (-2,350), sheep 2,726 (+1,280). The quality was plainer overall this week with a smaller offering of quality grain (10th May 2021 05:17 AM)
Total 12,910 (-1,070), lambs 10,150 (-2,350), sheep 2,726 (+1,280).

Agents penned a slightly smaller yarding with all weights and grades on offer. The quality was plainer overall this week with a smaller offering of quality grain finished lambs available. A smaller group of buyers were in attendance, however, the market remained firm, up to $10 dearer in places.

An average supply of trade weight lambs was available. Light and medium weights sold from $168 to $187 and were firm to $5/head dearer.
Domestic processors paid a premium for freshly shorn lambs with heavy trade gaining $4 selling from $184 to $208/head to average 824c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs to the domestic and export processors were unchanged making from $196 to $216/head. A small selection of well finished export types were penned with the market gaining $10 to $13/head. Lambs over 26kg sold from $206 to $259/head.

Light lambs to the processors were in reasonable supply selling from $129 to $154 and similar light lambs to feed sold from $155 to $165/head. Merino lambs were in excellent supply and the quality was also excellent in places. Heavy and extra heavy lambs sold to $25 dearer making from $208 to $235/head.

Mutton sold to mixed trends. Heavy Merino ewes reached $222 and heavy cross bred ewes sold from $190 to $237/head.

Market Reporter, Caroline Ronald
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Bendigo sheep report (MLA):

Total 15,800 (-10,000), lambs 13,000 (-7,000), sheep 2,800 (-3,000). Not as much weight or quality as a week ago, (10th May 2021 05:10 AM)
Total 15,800 (-10,000), lambs 13,000 (-7,000), sheep 2,800 (-3,000).

Tighter supply of 13,000 lambs, with Merinos accounting for a reasonable percentage of the yarding. Not as much weight or quality as a week ago, with neat trade lambs scarce. Competition was keener, with all the regular buyers back in attendance and showing interest in acquiring a few more numbers. Prices lifted by $5 to $15/head, with supermarket style lambs showing the best gains. The market was still erratic at times. Merino lambs continued their strong price performance, although after last week's very dear market for this breed, they didn't show as much improvement as some of the crossbred lambs.

The heaviest export lambs over 30kg cwt sold from $230 to a top of $278/head, with the estimated carcase cost lifting to 765c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs, 26 to 30kg, which had been struggling for support at recent sales, sold to much better processor interest at $216 to $243/head at an estimated 780c to 800c/kg cwt over the main runs. Neat domestic lambs in the ideal range of 21 to 25kg were eagerly sought, pushing the best pens from $188 to $214/head or well above 800c/kg cwt. A NSW agency from Wagga Wagga came down south again for store lambs, paying from $150 to $175/head. Export weight Merino lambs in a big skin sold to $259, with most heavy and trade pens from $180 to $220/head. There were Merino lambs recorded above 800c/kg, for a ballpark average of 770c/kg cwt for the better finished types.

Only a small yarding of sheep, the feature being several good lines of Merino wethers which were dearer. Heavy crossbred ewes were just
firm at a top of $212/head. Heavy Merino wethers selling from $185 to $235/head at an estimated cost of 695c/kg cwt.

Market reporter, Jenny Kelly.
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CVLX Ballarat cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 262 (-117). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 416 (+48) str 455 (+13). Grwn: hfs 334 (+17) str 372 (+6). MX str 307 (-4). Cows 271 (+1). Bulls 307 (-10). (10th May 2021 04:16 AM)
Yarding: 262 (-117). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 416 (+48) str 455 (+13). Grwn: hfs 334 (+17) str 372 (+6). MX str 307 (-4). Cows 271 (+1). Bulls 307 (-10). Veal: hfs 432 (-17) str 450 (-16).

Agents penned 262 cattle and the quality ranged from plain to very good. All the usual buying group attended and operated in a market that was mostly firm to 10c/kg stronger on the better quality younger cattle. Cows sold to a softer trend.

Vealer steers and heifers made from 435c to 479c to the trade, 10c/kg stronger for the better quality. Restockers paid 365c to 481c for steers and the heifer portion sold from 362c to 469c/kg. Yearlings sold from 365c to 443c to the trade, too few to quote, with feeders and restockers paying from 410c to 474c/kg remining firm. Dairy steers sold to the trade ranging from 290c to 326c with Dairy heifers making from 299c to 356c/kg.

Grown steers made from 302c to 400c being 10c dearer, grown heifers sold to the trade from 330c to 400c, 10c to 15c/kg stronger in places for the well covered bodies. Cows sold firm to a slightly softer market. Heavy well bred cows sold to the trade from 270c to 310c being back 7c/kg. Medium weight cows sold from 250c to 270c, 10c easier, and light weight cows sold from 192c to 216c being mostly firm, along with restockers paying up to 286c/kg. Dairy cows made from 230c to 270c being up to 20c/kg cheaper but not the same quality of the previous sale. Heavy beef bulls sold to 300c and yearling bulls selling to 440c/kg.

Next prime cattle market Monday 24th May.

Market Reporter, Sheona Lamb
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Pakenham cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 765 (-552). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 409 (-4) str 440 (+4). Grwn: hfs 351 (+3) str 405 (+14). MX str 353 (+8). Cows 275 (+3). Bulls 341 (+60). (10th May 2021 04:14 AM)
Yarding: 765 (-552). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 409 (-4) str 440 (+4). Grwn: hfs 351 (+3) str 405 (+14). MX str 353 (+8). Cows 275 (+3). Bulls 341 (+60). Veal: hfs 458 (+14) str 477 (+11).

There were approximately 570 export and 200 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 550 head week-on-week. A couple of orders returned to the gallery after short absences with the regular buyers present, but not all operating fully in a dearer market. Quality declined with a larger proportion of the offering lacking finish. Trade cattle sold to similar prices for plainer quality. Grown steers and bullocks improved 15c to 20c/kg. Heavy grown heifers showing good finish gained 7c/kg. Heavy manufacturing steers were limited and improved 17c/kg for the better finished lots. Cows lifted 15c to 20c/kg and more on some sales while heavy bulls gained 5c to 15c/kg.

Vealers sold from 380c to 522c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 450c and 482c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade sold between 390c and 440c/kg. Grown steers made from 387c to 423c/kg. Bullocks sold from 382c to 415c/kg. Heavy grown heifers made between 340c and 399c/kg.

Heavy manufacturing steers sold between 315c and 402c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 212c to 287c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 250c to 345c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 285c and 335c/kg.

Market Reporter, Brendan Fletcher.
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TRLX Tamworth cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 550 (-625). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 430 (+25) str 451 (-1). Grwn: hfs 349 (+7) str 360 (-15). MX str 300 (NQ). Cows 287 (+10). Bulls 328 (+54). (10th May 2021 03:07 AM)
Yarding: 550 (-625). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 430 (+25) str 451 (-1). Grwn: hfs 349 (+7) str 360 (-15). MX str 300 (NQ). Cows 287 (+10). Bulls 328 (+54). Veal: hfs 468 (-6) str 500 (-8).

Weekend rain saw the penning reduce by more than half. A mixed quality offering saw heavy feeders and heavy weight cows well supplied.
Condition was fair to very good. The usual buyers were in attendance.

There were varying trends through the young cattle with quality contributing to price change in some cases. Vealers to restock and feeders sold to cheaper trends. The limited supply to the trade saw a dearer trend. There were insufficient medium weight yearling steers to quote.
There was quite a large variation in quality and breed through the heavy weight yearling feeder steers, market trends were firm to cheaper, with the better quality and highly sought steers experiencing little change. Yearling heifers to feed sold to a dearer trend with the better quality heavy weights posting strong gains.

A limited supply of heavy weight grown steers sold to cheaper trends. The well finished grown heifers followed a similar trend. Heavy weight cows attracted strong demand and sold to a dearer trend of as much as 10c/kg. There was quality related price variation.

Market reporter, James Armitage.
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Mortlake cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 401 (-116). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 350 (-29) str 406 (-23). Grwn: str 389 (+3). MX str 318 (-2). Cows 258 (-13). Bulls 273 (-32). (10th May 2021 02:17 AM)
Yarding: 401 (-116). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 350 (-29) str 406 (-23). Grwn: str 389 (+3). MX str 318 (-2). Cows 258 (-13). Bulls 273 (-32). Veal: hfs 445 (-3) str 439 (-3).

It was the plainest quality offering of cattle seen here so far in the yarding of 401 head, 116 less. Despite this, prices averaged close to last weeks levels for most young cattle along with the better covered beef cows. Plain conditioned cows were 10c/kg cheaper and the odd young and most grown cattle were a few cents dearer. Not all the regular buyers were present.

Just the single vealer was purchased by the trade and made 474c while the other few sold from 420c to 461c/kg to restockers. Yearlings made 360c to 450c with restockers paying 370c to 436c/kg. The plain quality and dairy bred lines were mainly between 280c and 360c with the best to 380c/kg.

Grown steers were mainly light to medium weights and sold from 365c to 402c with restockers purchasing at cheaper rates, up to 392c/kg.
Friesians made 295c to 325c/kg.

The beef cows were between 282c and 328c with dairy cows from 258c to 288c/kg. The bulk were leaner in condition and sold at 220c to 238c with poor to plain mostly from 200c to 230c and several sold up to 242c but the poorest made from 160c/kg.

Market Reporter, Erich Gstrein.
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Forbes cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 479 (-345). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 436 (-12) str 471 (-3). Grwn: hfs 367 (+8) str 359 (-22). MX str 296 (NQ). Cows 289 (-8). Bulls 355 (+48). (10th May 2021 01:58 AM)
Yarding: 479 (-345). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 436 (-12) str 471 (-3). Grwn: hfs 367 (+8) str 359 (-22). MX str 296 (NQ). Cows 289 (-8). Bulls 355 (+48). Veal: hfs 486 (-11) str 556 (+22).

Supply tightened and the quality was mixed. There was an influx of Bos Indicus cross cattle and not the large drafts of well breed, feeder type cattle of previous weeks. There were some very good heavy trade cattle and a few weaners. Grown cattle were limited and around 70 cows were penned. The market sold to a firm to cheaper trend on the young cattle while cows were dearer.

Weaner steers sold from 534c to 580c and the heifers 450c to 501c/kg. Feeder steers were slightly dearer on the medium weights ranging from 455c to 530c and the heavy feeders were cheaper, mostly due to breed, and sold from 400c to 429c/kg. Feeder heifers were 13c softer reaching 440c/kg. Heavy trade steers were firm selling from 410c to 450c, heifers reached 440c/kg.

Grown steers reached 415c/kg. Cows were dearer by 5c to 9c with the medium 2 and 3 score cows mostly 284c to 304c and the heavy 3 and 4 score cows 294c to 315c/kg.

Market Reporter, Graeme Richard.
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Boyanup store cattle report (MLA) (7/5):

Yarding: 1,741 (+623). The entire yarding was sold by cents kg live weight and comprised mainly beef bred weaners with a good supply of yearling (9th May 2021 11:45 PM)
Yarding: 1,741 (+623).

Boyanup store cattle sale provided a total yarding of 1700 cattle, an increase of 250 on the previous sale. The entire yarding was sold by cents kg live weight and comprised mainly beef bred weaners with a good supply of yearling and older Friesian and Friesian cross steers.

The good quality cattle were presented in mainly score 2 condition to a large assembly of buyers, buoyed by recent rains. Demand was such that new record averages were achieved for weaner beef bred steers topping at 551c up to 15c/kg above the record set at the previous sale. Beef bred weaner heifers also set new highs with an average of 523c/kg surpassing the previous record by 15c and up by 75c/kg on the previous sale.
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A breakdown of the beef bred weaner divisions showed that in the steer section, the under 200kg averaged 588c/kg. The 200 to 280kg steers averaged 557c with 330kg plus at an average of 510c/kg. The beef bred heifer weaners under 200kg averaged 530c/kg. The 200 to 330kg heifer weaners averaged 497c and the 330kg plus averaged 527c/kg.

In the dairy and dairy cross section demand fluctuated on older cattle. The heavier weighted Friesian feeder steers, sold from 320c to 364c to average 348c/kg, up by 6c/kg. The Angus/ Friesian cross feeder steers sold to 380c/kg down by some 15c/kg. Friesian yearling steers sold from 356c to 458c/kg to average 400c/kg up by 44c/kg. Angus/Friesian cross yearling steers sold from 410c to 466c/kg to average 445c/kg.

In the dairy weaner section demand continued with light weight under 200 kg Friesian steers at 500c to 592c/kg at an average of 559c/kg.
The 200 to 280kg sold from 454c to 650c at an average of 516c/kg with the heavier 280 to 330kg at an average of 450c/kg. Angus/Friesian cross steers under 200kg again created the highlight of the sale price wise, they sold from 630c to 648c to average 639c/kg.

Market Reporter John Testrow
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Charters Towers cattle report (QLD Rural):

Yarding: 2,744 (). The yarding was drawn from Normanton, Burketown, Mt. Garnet, Ingham, Croydon, Corfield, Georgetown, Local and Coastal areas. (7th May 2021 07:46 AM)
Yarding: 2,744 ().

Yarding comprised of a mix run of Cattle that were a credit to the Vendors which sold to a solid market. The yarding was drawn from Normanton, Burketown, Mt. Garnet, Ingham, Croydon, Corfield, Georgetown, Local and Coastal areas.
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Dubbo store cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 1,310 (-390). It was a mixed yarding with some good PTIC cows, cows and calves along with good quality weaners. (7th May 2021 07:43 AM)
Yarding: 1,310 (-390).

Compared to the sale of three weeks ago numbers were down by 400. It was a mixed yarding with some good PTIC cows, cows and calves along with good quality weaners. A fair percentage of the weaners though were plainer quality Bos Indicus and Bos Indicus cross calves. There was only a fair crowd on hand with most of the support coming from locals and central tableland buyers.

Except for the very best quality weaners which were firm, the bulk of the weaners were $40 to $60/head cheaper. Steer weaners sold from $770 for lightweight Bos Indicus cross calves to $1,690/head for top quality Angus steers in very forward condition. The plainer quality steer weaners ranged between 450c and 575c/kg while the better quality calves ranged from 590c and 765c/kg. The heifer weaners sold from $610 for young Shorthorns to $1,400 for good quality Hereford Angus cross heifers. The better quality heifer weaners averaged between 450c and 545c/kg. A single pen of Angus heifers PTIC sold for $2,225/head.

The cows and calves were also a little cheaper. The best was a line of good framed Santa Gertrudis cows with good sized calves at foot.
They sold for $2,725 while the balance of the cows and calves sold from $1,520 for light Bos Indicus cross units, to $2,600 for good framed
Brahman cross cows with fresh calves at foot. The PTIC cows were firm. The best was a line of Hereford cows PTIC back to the Hereford bull. They sold for $2,200 while the balance of the PTIC cows sold from $1,325 to $2,050/head. Dry cows sold from $1,200 to $1,510/head.

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Griffith sheep report (MLA):

Total 6,500 (-1,300), lambs 6,000 (-700), sheep 500 (-600). The regular heavy and extra heavy weight grain fed lambs were on offer with some excellent (7th May 2021 07:04 AM)
Total 6,500 (-1,300), lambs 6,000 (-700), sheep 500 (-600).

Agents penned a smaller yarding and the quality was very mixed. The regular heavy and extra heavy weight grain fed lambs were on offer with some excellent quality available. A smaller group of buyers were in attendance operating in a firm to dearer market increasing approximately $5/head.

Trade weight lambs continue to be limited with most weights selling firm to $5 dearer making from $165 to $201/head. Lambs averaged approximately 800c/kg cwt. Lambs 25 to 26kg purchased by both domestic and export processors gained $5 making from $200 to $211/head.
Good quality heavy export lambs drove the market higher by $10 in places with lines selling from $208 to $240/head. The over 30kg lambs sold up to $301/head. Heavy and extra heavy Dorper lambs sold from $184 to $245/head. Extra heavy Merino lambs sold up to $235/head in a firm market.

A very small mixed quality offering of mutton was available to processors. Heavy Merino ewes selling from $172 to $219/head and cross bred wethers reached $253/head to average 550c/kg cwt.

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AWI Weekly Report:

AWI Weekly Report: EMI 1319 -23 and 1019usc -27 as growing rosters lift passed in rates to 15% of 47.5k bales offered. (7th May 2021 04:18 AM)
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Queensland Rural (Qld):

Live export slaughter order. Steers: 355c. Bulls: 335c. Weights: 460-700kg. Del: Mt Isa, 22-23 May (7th May 2021 03:22 AM)
Live export slaughter order

Delivery Date: 22-23 May
Delivery Point: Mt Isa

Type Weight (kg) Price
Steers 460-700 $3.55/kg
Bulls 460-700 $3.35/kg

Other terms
- Current NVD Version 0720 must be supplied.
- Must have NLIS Device fitted.
- Delivered Off Scales & 1 Dip.
- Standard AQIS / ASEL Export Criteria apply

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Teys Rockhampton (Qld):

Prices unchanged. Steers: grass 655c, HGP free grain: 100 day 670c, 70 day 655c, USA 625c. Cows 570c. Bulls 500c. Heif -5c to steers (7th May 2021 02:40 AM)
Prices Unchanged.

GRASS FED (updated: 07-May)
Steers 0-2T $6.55 0-4T $6.50 5-6T $6.45 0-8T $6.35
Ox 0-6T $6.25 7-8T $6.15 0-8T $5.80
Heifers 0-2T $6.50 0-4T $6.45 0-7T $6.40
Cows $5.70
Bulls $5.00

GRAIN FED - HGP USED (updated: 28-Apr)
Steers
100 day 0-2T $6.60 0-4T $6.55 5-6T $6.50 0-8T $6.40
70 day 0-2T $6.45 0-4T $6.40 5-6T $6.35 0-8T $6.25
USA 0-6T $6.15 7-8T $6.05 0-8T $5.70

Heifers
100 day 0-2T $6.55 0-4T $6.50 0-7T $6.45
70 day 0-2T $6.40 0-4T $6.35 0-7T $6.30

GRAIN FED - HGP FREE (updated: 28-Apr)
Steers
100 day 0-2T $6.70 0-4T $6.65 5-6T $6.60 0-8T $6.50
70 day 0-2T $6.55 0-4T $6.50 5-6T $6.45 0-8T $6.35
USA 0-6T $6.25 7-8T $6.15 0-8T $5.80

Heifers
100 day 0-2T $6.65 0-4T $6.60 0-7T $6.55
70 day 0-2T $6.50 0-4T $6.45 0-7T $6.40

PREMIUM PRICES AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING
- Grassfed steers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Grainfed steers: MSA 100 Day, MSA 70 Day, Angus
- Grassfed heifers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Grainfed steers: MSA 100 Day, MSA 70 Day, Angus
- Grassfed cows: MSA Cows

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Teys Biloela (Qld):

Prices unchanged. Steers: 0-2T 655c, 4T 650c, 6T 645c, 8T 635c. Cows 570c. Bulls 500c. Heifers -5c to steers (7th May 2021 02:39 AM)
Prices Unchanged.

GRASS FED (updated: 07-May)
Steers 0-2T $6.55 0-4T $6.50 5-6T $6.45 0-8T $6.35
Ox 0-6T $6.25 7-8T $6.15 0-8T $5.80
Heifers 0-2T $6.50 0-4T $6.45 0-7T $6.40
Cows $5.70
Bulls $5.00

PREMIUM PRICES AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING
- Steers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Heifers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Cows: MSA Cows

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Teys Beenleigh (Qld):

Prices unchanged. Steers: grass 665c, HGP free grain: 100 day 680c, 70 day 665c, USA 635c. Cows 580c. Bulls 510c. Heifs-5c to steers (7th May 2021 02:38 AM)
Prices unchanged

GRASS FED (updated: 07-May)
Steers 0-2T $6.65 0-4T $6.60 5-6T $6.55 0-8T $6.45
Ox 0-6T $6.35 7-8T $6.25 0-8T $5.90
Heifers 0-2T $6.60 0-4T $6.55 0-7T $6.50
Cows $5.80
Bulls $5.10

GRAIN FED - HGP USED (updated: 28-Apr)
Steers
100 day 0-2T $6.70 0-4T $6.65 5-6T $6.60 0-8T $6.50
70 day 0-2T $6.55 0-4T $6.50 5-6T $6.45 0-8T $6.35
USA 0-6T $6.25 7-8T $6.15 0-8T $5.80

Heifers
100 day 0-2T $6.65 0-4T $6.60 0-7T $6.55
70 day 0-2T $6.50 0-4T $6.45 0-7T $6.40

GRAIN FED - HGP FREE (updated: 28-Apr)
Steers
100 day 0-2T $6.80 0-4T $6.75 5-6T $6.70 0-8T $6.60
70 day 0-2T $6.65 0-4T $6.60 5-6T $6.55 0-8T $6.45
USA 0-6T $6.35 7-8T $6.25 0-8T $5.90

Heifers
100 day 0-2T $6.75 0-4T $6.70 0-7T $6.65
70 day 0-2T $6.60 0-4T $6.55 0-7T $6.50

PREMIUM PRICES AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING
- Grassfed steers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Grainfed steers: MSA 100 Day, MSA 70 Day, Angus
- Grassfed heifers: EU Grassland, Grasslands & MSA Steers
- Grainfed steers: MSA 100 Day, MSA 70 Day, Angus
- Grassfed cows: MSA Cows

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Southern Livestock Exchange (SLE) (5/5):

Yarding: 800. Finished steers averaged $3.76/kg. (6th May 2021 08:49 AM)
Yarding: 800.

Brad Walker from Nutrien reports on a very strong market this week.

Finished steers averaged $3.76/kg.

Store steers topped at $5.73/kg while the heifers topped at $5.55/kg.

Feeder steers averaged $4.51/kg and ranged to $$5.07/kg.

Bulls ranged up to $2.99/kg and cows to $3.13/kg.

Some younger cows where yarded which went out to $3.45/kg.
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Blackall cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 1,700 (-3,800). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 406 (-5) str 458 (-18). Grwn: hfs 328 (+7) str 327 (-20). Cows 285 (+6). Bulls 458 (+20). (6th May 2021 08:06 AM)
Yarding: 1,700 (-3,800). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 406 (-5) str 458 (-18). Grwn: hfs 328 (+7) str 327 (-20). Cows 285 (+6). Bulls 458 (+20).

There was a total of 1,700 head yarded for the weekly Blackall Prime and Store sale. It was a good quality yarding with cattle sourced from local areas and the far west of the state. There was an additional processor present and active on cows, which saw gains of 5-10c. Feeder cattle eased on last week mainly due to numbers and quality however were in line with competition across the state. There was good local and interstate support for restocker cattle and averages held firm on most categories.

Light weight restocker steers under 280kg sold to 586.2c to average 520c, restocker steers 280-330kg made to 528.2 to average 508c/kg and medium weight steers 330-400kg returning to the paddock sold to a top of 488.2c to average around 420c/kg. Heavy feeder steers saw a reduction in price due to quality and numbers selling to 416.2c to average 405c/kg.
Light weight restocker heifers saw strong competition selling to 506.2c to average 446.2c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed sold to 400.2 average 364c/kg while those to the processor sold to an isolated 450c/kg.

Heavy heifers to the processor held firm selling to 338.2c to average 317c, PTIC store cows were selling to 290.2c/kg. Medium cows under 520kg lifted 5c to 299.2c at average 280c and heavy cows sold to 310.2c to average 299c/kg.

Heavy Bulls were similar to last week with the top bull to the processor making to 296.2c and those to live export sold to 318c/kg. Heavy
Bullocks made to 352.2c to average 345c/kg. A run of medium cows PTIC sold to 290c/kg and the best of the cows and calves sold to $2240
.
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Mount Barker cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 773 (-572). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 377 (-15) str 444 (-15). Grwn: hfs 355 (-23) str 375 (-60). Cows 298 (-1). Bulls 336 (-39). (6th May 2021 08:05 AM)
Yarding: 773 (-572). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 377 (-15) str 444 (-15). Grwn: hfs 355 (-23) str 375 (-60). Cows 298 (-1). Bulls 336 (-39). Veal: hfs 479 (-13) str 540 (+32).

Numbers were back this week yarding a total of 773 head of good quality cattle. Feeder buyers were chasing the better quality weaner steers with values up on an improved quality yarding. Light weight weaner steers sold to a top of 574c/kg. Weaner steers weighing over 330kg sold from 480c to 544c, up 32c whilst medium weights gained 10c making from 478c to 554c and lightweights were up 40c ranging from 516c to 574c/kg

Weaner heifers weighing over 330kg made 436c to 488c while medium weights sold for 426c to 484c and lightweights selling from 436c to 510c/kg.

Yearling steers sold from 420c to 464c while yearling heifers were stronger selling in the range from 316c to 438c/kg.

Grown Steers weighing over 600kg made from 360c to 376c/kg. Steers over 500kg steers sold for 390c while lighter weights selling from 370c to 396c/kg.

Grown heifers prices eased with weights over 540kg making from 318c to 362c and the lighter trade weights sold from 308c for store type heifers and up to 396c/kg for better quality lines.

Heavy prime cows gained 20c selling from 276c to 335c while medium weights made from 276c to 284c and plainer types making from 220c to 318c for younger cows. Heavy bulls gained 30c making from 300c to 396c with a couple of processors keen to operate. Medium weight bulls selling from 278c to 382c /kg.

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Mount Barker cattle report (Nutrien):

Yarding: 773 (). Feeder buyers were chasing the better quality Weaner steers with values up on an improved quality yarding (6th May 2021 06:22 AM)
Yarding: 773 ().

Numbers were down for a small yarding of 773 head of good quality cattle at Mt Barker.

Feeder buyers were chasing the better quality Weaner steers with values up on an improved quality yarding. Light weight weaner steers sold to a top of 574c/kg.

Weaner steers weighing over 330kg sold from 480c to 544c, up 32c while medium weights gained 10c making 478c to 554c and lightweights were up 40c returning 516c
to 574c/kg.

Weaner heifers weighing over 330kg made 436c to 488c while medium weights sold for 426c to 484c and lightweights returned 436c to 510c/kg.

Yearling steers sold from 420c to 464c while yearling heifers gained returning 316c to 438c /kg.

Grown Steers weighing over 600kg made 360c to 376c, over 500kg steers sold for 390c while lighter weights returned 370c to 396c /kg.

Grown heifers prices eased with weights over 540kg making from 318c to 362c and the lighter trade weights sold from 308c for stores and up to 396c for better quality
lines.

Heavy prime cows gained 20c selling for 276c to 324c while medium weights made 276c to 284c and boners returned 220c to 318c for young cows.

Heavy bulls gained 30c selling for 300c to 396c with a couple of processors keen to secure, medium weights made 278c to 382c /kg.

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Armidale cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 933 (-927). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 384 (-44) str 432 (-8). Grwn: hfs 325 (-32) str 325 (-60). Cows 281 (-10). Bulls 285 (+5). (6th May 2021 05:23 AM)
Yarding: 933 (-927). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 384 (-44) str 432 (-8). Grwn: hfs 325 (-32) str 325 (-60). Cows 281 (-10). Bulls 285 (+5). Veal: hfs 606 (+117) str 603 (+68).

Numbers reduced slightly to see a very good quality yarding of weaner cattle in particular steers heading back to the paddock to grow out.
Restockers offered strong competition leaving the feeder buyers operating on a reduced basis. The regular exporters were present to see varying trends in the cow market with the heavy 4 score cows selling to a slightly dearer market.

Annual drafts of very well bred steer weaners were on offer selling to considerably dearer trends. Light calves, in particular, estimated at 220 to 230 kg selling to a top of 752c/kg. The heavier drafts also sold to a dearer trend improving some 14c/kg. Weaner heifers attracted strong demand from restockers with a large draft of 60 head making to 610c/kg. Light and medium weight steers sold to dearer trends. The better drafts of feeder cattle did sell to a dearer trend, however, the secondary quality types saw averages reduce considerably. Yearling heifers sold to similar trends with secondary types causing averages to fall. Heifers to processors varied with medium weights dearer and the heavy weights firm.

Very heavy steers to process were cheaper as were the heifer portion retreating some 7 to 10c/kg. A limited number of cows saw the heavy 4 score types sell to a dearer market. The heavy 3 score cows sold marginally cheaper. Heavy Cows with excessive cover were back 15c/kg. Bulls were 10c/kg dearer on previous markets.

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Dubbo cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 1,140 (-1,260). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 396 (-7) str 448 (+16). Grwn: hfs 358 (-4) str 376 (-38). Cows 303 (+5). Bulls 376 (-23). (6th May 2021 05:21 AM)
Yarding: 1,140 (-1,260). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 396 (-7) str 448 (+16). Grwn: hfs 358 (-4) str 376 (-38). Cows 303 (+5). Bulls 376 (-23). Veal: hfs 476 (+26) str 513 (-34). Calves 476 (-147).

Following at least 20mm of rain in most districts numbers halved. It was only a fair quality yarding a large percentage of plainer quality Bos Indicus cross cattle mixed throughout. There were odd pens of ideal feeder cattle and only limited numbers of trade cattle and cows. There was a fair supply of grown steers and limited numbers of grown heifers. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.

Young cattle to the trade were 6c dearer with prime vealers selling from 434c to 490c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 409c to 498c while prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 486c/kg. Feeder steers were 8c dearer while the feeder heifers were considerably cheaper with quality a factor. Feeder steers sold from 385c to 488c while the feeder heifers sold from 360c to 440c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were a little cheaper with the young steers selling from 418c to 615c while the young heifers to the restockers sold from 430c to 558c/kg.

Grown steers and heifers were up to 10c cheaper with the prime grown steers selling from 320c to 400c/kg. Prime grown heifers sold from 350c to 398c/kg. Cows were 4c dearer with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 258c to 289c while the prime heavy weight cows sold from 292c to 317c to average 307c/kg. The restockers paid 290c for plainer conditioned cows and 322c/kg for cows PTIC. Heavy bulls were dearer selling to 322c/kg.

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Swan Hill cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 580 (-20). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 426 (-13) str 463 (+14). Grwn: hfs 390 (+32) str 406 (+17). MX str 326 (-18). Cows 285 (+4). Bulls 329 (+89). (6th May 2021 05:19 AM)
Yarding: 580 (-20). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 426 (-13) str 463 (+14). Grwn: hfs 390 (+32) str 406 (+17). MX str 326 (-18). Cows 285 (+4). Bulls 329 (+89). Veal: hfs 477 (+3) str 514 (-11).

Similar sized yarding to last sale of 580 head, with supply again dominated by young calves under 320kg as conditions remain dry in the area.
The supply of genuine prime cattle was limited and processors were animated with their bidding to capture these lots. It resulted in price gains across the yearling, grown steer and heifer categories as prices rebounded from the tougher result of a fortnight ago. The vealer run sold at similar rates to reach a top of 509c/kg to domestic processors. Price averages for lighter calves sold to restockers and feedlots were lower compared to the last sale, although the feature lines of Charolais and Angus steers and heifers sold sold strongly at 500c to a top of 580c/kg.

Best vealer steers and heifers to domestic processors 470c to a top of 509c/kg for a single calf at 420kg. The stand-out fed yearling steers 470c to 506c/kg, with the middle run not showing as much carcass shape and finish from 420c to 460c/kg with feedlots dominating. Demand for heavier heifers picked-up again with the better quality types trending over 400c/kg. Several lines of spring drop calves were again well supported by restockers and feedlots with bidding reaching a top of 580c/kg for 220kg steers. The main run of 200-280kg steer weaners to the paddock averaged 545c or $1328 per head, and the heifer portion realising 490c or $1194 per head.

There was a mixed selection of grown steers, including some aged bullocks where processors paid to 436c for 500kg steers, and to 384c for heavier bullocks. Cows were dearer on a better quality selection selling from 299c to 324c/kg for high yielding beef pens. Fresh dairy cows made from 288c to 300c/kg.

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Wagga sheep report (MLA):

Total 35,500 (-3,990), lambs 30,000 (-3,810), sheep 5,500 (-180). Audio available. Trade weight lambs 21 to 24kg were in short supply. (6th May 2021 04:52 AM)
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Bairnsdale prime cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 285 (-214). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 361 (-18) . Grwn: hfs 341 (+13) str 393 (+12). MX str 331 (+4). Cows 291 (+9). Bulls 299 (+23). (6th May 2021 02:22 AM)
Yarding: 285 (-214). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 361 (-18) . Grwn: hfs 341 (+13) str 393 (+12). MX str 331 (+4). Cows 291 (+9). Bulls 299 (+23). Veal: hfs 462 (+2) str 486 (+26).

There were approximately 245 export and 40 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 215 head week-on-week. Most of the usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market. Quality was limited with cows representing more than half of the yarding. The handful of trade cattle improved in quality and prices reflected this. Grown steers and bullocks lifted 15c/kg. Cows improved 10c to 15c/kg.
Heavy bulls gained 15c/kg.

Vealers sold from 420c to 510c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade made between 368c and 430c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks sold between 375c and 396c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 192c to 250c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 246c to 328c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 268c and 296c/kg.

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SELX Yass cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 641 (-269). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 434 (+29) str 456 (+16). Grwn: hfs 347 (-4) str 391 (-16). MX str 299 (-1). Cows 301 (+5). Bulls 301 (-13). (6th May 2021 02:13 AM)
Yarding: 641 (-269). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 434 (+29) str 456 (+16). Grwn: hfs 347 (-4) str 391 (-16). MX str 299 (-1). Cows 301 (+5). Bulls 301 (-13). Veal: hfs 515 (-62) str 533 (+9). Calves 545 (NQ).

Numbers were back and buyers were presented a good quality yarding with several large drafts of ideal feeder weight steers and heifers and high quality heavy trade cattle for competition. There were a few weaners in the market and a better line up of 2 and 4 tooth grown steers.

Grown heifers were in very limited numbers and around 170 mostly heavy cows were penned. The market sold to a much stronger trend with the young cattle gaining in excess of 20c/kg in places. Cows improved in value by around 15c/kg.

Light weaner steers reached 570c/kg and heifers 472c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold from 450c to 460c/kg and heavy weights 400c to 485c/kg. Feeder heifers ranged between 412c and 457c/kg. Heavy trade steers 461c to 480c/kg and heavy 402c to a top of 496c/kg.

Grown steers ranged from 376c to 417c/kg and bullocks reached 372c/kg. The 2 score cows sold from 267c to 288c/kg and the heavy 3 and 4 scores 270c to 318c/kg.

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Katanning sheep report (Nutrien) (5/5):

Total 14,046. This week saw good numbers of ewe mutton with limited numbers of heavy killing lambs, with large numbers of store lambs. (6th May 2021 01:57 AM)
Total 14,046.

Nutrien reports a similar yarding of 14046 sheep and lambs at Katanning on the 05.05.2021. This week saw good numbers of ewe mutton with limited numbers of heavy killing lambs, with large numbers of store lambs.

Best heavy sales sold from $180 - $220 with most sales from $165 - $180. Light trade lambs sold from $125 -$135, while store lambs sold from $80 - $110.

Merino lambs in mainly store condition rose $10 - $15 with most sales from $85 - $105.

Ewes this week saw similar prices with best sales from $180 - $210. Trade ewes sold from $160 - $180, while better boning ewes sold from $100 - $125. Light boning ewes sold from $60 - $80.

Rams this week rose $20 - $50 with strong competition on heavy killing rams selling from $120 - $150, while light killing rams sold from $40 - $80.

Auctioneer - Mark Warren
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Wingham Beef Exports (NSW):

Price unchanged. Steers: AB Free: 690c. MV Green: 675c. MSA Blue: 660c. MSA Cow: 600c. Jap Ox 610c. Cow 580c. Bull 460c. Delivery: 10-14 May (6th May 2021 01:57 AM)
Grids for delivery from 10 to 14 May. Price unchanged.

Dent $/kg Change
No. 1 Man. Valley Red Steers (Heifers -$0.05) - MSA 54.5+, HGP & AB free
0-4 $6.90 (no change)

No. 3 Man. Valley Green Steers (Heifers -$0.05) - MSA 54.5+& HGP free
0-2 $6.75 (no change)

No. 4 Wingham Blue Steers (Heifers -$0.05) - MSA 50+ & HGP free (HGP Treated -$0.30)
0-4 $6.60 (no change)
5-6 $6.55 (no change)
7-8 $6.50 (no change)
Cows $6.00 (no change)

GRASS FED GRIDS
Premium Jap Ox
0-2 $6.10 (no change)
0-4 $6.10 (no change)
5-6 $6.05 (no change)
7-8 $6.00 (no change)

Trade Steers (Heifers -$0.05)
Veal $4.50 (no change)
Yrlng $6.00 (no change)
YG $6.00 (no change)
YP $5.95 (no change)

Export Steers & Ox (Heifers -$0.05)
0-7 $5.95 (no change)
Ox $5.90 (no change)

Manufacturing Steers & Ox
0-8 $5.80 (no change)

Cows $5.80 (no change)

Bulls $4.60 (no change)

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Charters Towers cattle report (MLA) (5/5):

Yarding: 3,246 (+1,042). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 333 (-29) str 369 (-38). Grwn: hfs 326 (-14) str 347 (+1). MX str 332 (-11). Cows 265 (-1). (6th May 2021 12:44 AM)
Yarding: 3,246 (+1,042). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 333 (-29) str 369 (-38). Grwn: hfs 326 (-14) str 347 (+1). MX str 332 (-11). Cows 265 (-1). Bulls 400 (+1). Veal: hfs 378 (+7) str 472 (+34). Calves 470 (-4).

The supply of cattle increased to 3246 head this week, 1042 more than last sale. Quality was generally good with several large lines of heavy prime cows on offer, along with good lines of grown steers and heifers supported by increased numbers of heavy bulls. The regular buyer panel operated strongly throughout at similar values to recent sales. Large lines of cattle were drawn from far western and northern areas, with smaller lines from local and coastal areas. Grown steers and heifers were firm to 5c easier, prime cows 2-5c lower, while heavy bulls improved by up to 6c/kg.

Very good quality steer calves to central restockers sold to 554.2c and similar heifers reached 454.2c , with a large sample of mixed sexes averaging 481c/kg. Heifer calves to the trade reached 428.2c to average 408c/kg. Increased numbers of vealer steers above 200kg to restockers and backgrounders sold to 548.2c to average 473-483c, while steers above 280kg to backgrounders reached 448.2c to average 409- 421c/kg. Vealer heifers returning to grass sold to 410.2c/kg to average 372c/kg. Reduced numbers of yearling steers less than 330kg to feed reached 388.2c, while a good line above 400kg reached 384kg to southern restockers. Yearling heifers were in short supply with insufficient numbers to reliably quote.

Good lines of grown steers met strong demand, with improved quality lines to feed reaching 348.2c and heavy grown steers to the trade topped at 350.2c to average 348c/kg. Steers below 400kg to backgrounders made to 392.2c to average from 326-358c/kg and those above 400kg averaged 369c/kg while a small sample to live export sold from 346-354.2c/kg. Good quality grown heifers to feed sold to 340.2c to average 331c, and heifers to the trade reached 340.2c to average 328-337c/kg.
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Charters Towers cattle report (QLD Rural) (5/5):

Yarding: 3,237 (NQ ). Cattle consisting of 1,535 Prime Cattle and 1,702 Store Cattle. (5th May 2021 11:40 PM)
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Warwick sheep report (MLA):

Total 1,254 (-136), lambs 1,001 (+111), sheep 253 (-247). There was all the regular processors, wholesalers and butchers present and operating along (5th May 2021 07:47 AM)
Total 1,254 (-136), lambs 1,001 (+111), sheep 253 (-247).

Agents penned 1,254 at Warwick with 1,001 lambs and 253 grown sheep. There was all the regular processors, wholesalers and butchers present and operating along with feeder operators and local restockers. The yarding was mixed with several pens of well finished trade weight and heavy weight lambs on offer which sold firm to slightly dearer trends.

Light weight lambs to restockers made $152 to average $142/head. Lambs in the 18-20kg range returned to the paddock at $187/head. Trade weight lambs averaged $189 and sold to $199/head. Heavy lambs to processors averaged $202 and made to $214/head.

Ewe hoggets returned to the paddock at $187 and to the wholesale meat trade at $184 to average $177/head. Heavy ewes to processors averaged $185 and sold to $195/head. Good heavy wethers also sold to processors at $190 to average $171/head. Ram lambs to the wholesale meat trade sold to $193/head.

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Katanning sheep report (MLA):

Total 14,032 (-253), lambs 6,500 (-1,700), sheep 7,532 (+1,447). Very light store lambs remained firm with better quality (5th May 2021 07:45 AM)
Total 14,032 (-253), lambs 6,500 (-1,700), sheep 7,532 (+1,447).

Numbers were down for a total yarding of 14,032 sheep and lambs at Katanning. Very light store lambs remained firm with better quality, larger framed lambs gained $20/head. Heavier lambs fluctuated topping at $211/head. Mutton remained firm to up on some lines with a pen of heavy ewes topping at $210/head. All regular processor buyers were in attendance as well as restocker and feeder buyers.

Very light weight lambs under 12kg cwt sold from $20 to $90 /head.

Air freight weights under 16kg cwt sold from $75 to $136 to finish up $15 /head. Heavier under 18kg cwt lambs made from $110 to $153/head. Lighter trade weight lambs sold for $130 to $147 and heavier end of the trade weights made from $144 to $168/head. Heavy weight lambs made $170 to $194 and extra heavy weights returned $180 to $211/head.

Young merino ewes sold from $60 for light weights to $180 for heavy weights. Heavy ewes over 30 kg cwt sold from $188 to $210 while the lighter 24 to 30kg cwt finished at $150 to $199/head. Medium weight and good boning ewes weighing under 24kg cwt sold for $100 to $163 while light weight ewes made from $65 to $120 with a fleece.

Heavy mature wethers made from $150 to $196 while lighter weights sold for $83 to $141/head. Young hogget wethers returned $170 to $194 for heavy weights to processors and lighter categories sold from $90 to $165/head. Rams sold from $20 to $172 with a few processors chasing the heavy weights while ram lambs made from $40 for lightweights up to $160 for heavy weights.

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Moss Vale cattle report (MLA):

Yarding: 954 (-16). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 464 (+24) str 465 (+2). Grwn: hfs 362 (-13) str 351 (-19). MX str 270 (+70). Cows 272 (-12). Bulls 272 (-7). (5th May 2021 07:42 AM)
Yarding: 954 (-16). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 464 (+24) str 465 (+2). Grwn: hfs 362 (-13) str 351 (-19). MX str 270 (+70). Cows 272 (-12). Bulls 272 (-7). Veal: hfs 508 (-31) str 571 (+5).

The numbers remained the same and the quality was very good. Yearlings made up half of the offering, reaching new price levels for trade and feeder steers. There was a limited supply of weaners and some good lines of grown cattle along with 49 cows. All the usual buyers along with an extra buyer from Victoria were operating selling to a very strong market.

Well finished B and C muscled yearling steers to suit the trade, were up to 16c dearer, selling from 410c to 535c/kg. Yearling heifers to process were considerably dearer, making from 440c to 499c, to average 476c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers lifted 16c, ranging from 470c to 514c and the heavy weights averaged 448c/kg. Feeder heifers lifted 2c, selling from 405c to 468c/kg. Light weight weaner steers, returning to the paddock were 10c better, making from 518c to 662c and those over 280kg averaged 559c/kg. Weaner heifers were a little easier, lacking the quality of previous weeks, to average 519c/kg.

Grown steers slipped 6c, receiving from 330c to 390c and Grown heifers were also cheaper, to average 362c/kg. D2 cows lifted 2c, ranging from 260c to 269c/kg. Heavy 4 score cows were back 4c, selling from 288c to 305c/kg. The best heavy weight bull reached 292c/kg.

Market Reporter David Kent
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AWI Daily Report:

AWI Daily Report: Price pressure continues under large offered volumes. EMI -15 to a 1319ac close for the week. Mer flc and skts -15 to -30. Xbds -5. (5th May 2021 07:06 AM)
AWI Daily Report: Price pressure continues under large offered volumes. EMI -15 to a 1319ac close for the week. Mer flc and skts -15 to -30. Xbds -5. Cards -10.
Dalby cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 3,139 (-584). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 460 (+20) str 505 (+30). Grwn: hfs 356 (+42) str 375 (+19). Cows 296 (+11). Bulls 389 (-11). (5th May 2021 06:43 AM)
Yarding: 3,139 (-584). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 460 (+20) str 505 (+30). Grwn: hfs 356 (+42) str 375 (+19). Cows 296 (+11). Bulls 389 (-11).

Agents penned 3,139 cattle at Dalby down by 584 head on last week. Heavy rain continued to fall during the sale. Cattle were drawn from local and western areas with a large consignment of store cows from the far west. All the regular export processors were present and operating along with the usual feeder buyers and local and interstate restockers who were very active in the market.

Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers averaged 554c and sold to 698c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range returned to the paddock at 550c to average 512c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg made 520c and averaged 483c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed made 434c/kg. Yearling heifers returning to the paddock averaged 506c and made to 554c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market sold to 506c and averaged 475c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 408c and made to 473c/kg.

Grown steers to feed sold to 426c and averaged 389c/kg. Grown heifers again to feeder buyers sold to 391c and averaged 376c/kg. A large number of western store cows averaged 299c and made to 328c/kg. Good heavy weight score 3 cows to processors averaged 296c and made to 307c/kg. Heavy bulls to export processors sold to 320c/kg.

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Hamilton sheep report (MLA):

Total 20,164 (+9,418), lambs 15,488 (+4,742), sheep 4,676 (+NQ ). The offering of lambs was much plainer over all the weight ranges (5th May 2021 06:12 AM)
Total 20,164 (+9,418), lambs 15,488 (+4,742), sheep 4,676 (+NQ ).

Agents yarded 15488 lambs and 4676 sheep at Hamilton this week. The offering of lambs was much plainer over all the weight ranges compared to the last sale. There was a good offering of sheep, with all weights and grades available with less heavy weights than usual. Not all the regular buyers were in attendance and those present were not fully active. There was stronger restocking competition, mainly for the better lambs that went to interstate and local buyers, including representatives from the Mallee where they paid to a top of $194. The market for lambs was firm to dearer with the 22 to 26 kg lambs being $5 dearer. The Sheep market was $5 to $10 dearer in places, with the heavy end most affected.

Light 12 to 18kg lambs made from $86 to $174, averaging from 670c and 967c/kg cwt. The light trade weight lambs 18 to 22kg sold from $155 to $181 to average between770c and 820/kg cwt. The medium trade weight lambs 22 to 25kg made from $172 to $205 to average from 732c and 800c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight lambs 26 to 30kg and over made up to $238 to average 675 c/kg cwt. Hoggets, 3 score sold to $156.

Heavier crossbred sheep made to $230/head, with the better well covered Merino Ewes making from $154 to $220. Wethers sold from $168 to $208 with the general run of Merino mutton ranging from 640c to 670 c/kg cwt. Terminal sires sold to $110 and Merino rams sold to a top of $178.

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SELX Yass sheep report (MLA):

Total 6,000 (-2,350), lambs 4,500 (-800), sheep 1,500 (-1,550). The quality was again mixed with a few secondary lambs more suited to restockers (5th May 2021 04:31 AM)
Total 6,000 (-2,350), lambs 4,500 (-800), sheep 1,500 (-1,550).

Rain in the supply area was one reason lamb numbers have fallen. The quality was again mixed with a few secondary lambs more suited to restockers and feeders along with a limited supply of trade weights. Heavy lambs 24kg to 27kg cwt were best supplied and there were a few good runs of Merinos. The market sold to a firm to cheaper trend.
Light second cross lambs to restocking orders $176 to $185/head. Heavier weights to feed and go onto crops reached $185/head. Trade lambs to 24kg were firm $172 to $191/head averaging 770c to 790c/kg cwt and trade Merino reached $184/head. The 24 to 26kg cwt lambs lost $3 selling from $186 to $207/head or 760c/kg on average. Lambs 26 to 30kg cwt slipped $4, ranging from $194 to $220/head or 730c/kg cwt on average. The few over 30kg cwt $210 to $226/head. The best prices hogget reached $221/head. First cross ewe lambs topped ay $260/head to a restocking order.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality varied. Most weights and grades were offered and prices lifted on limited numbers. Medium weight ewes $120 to long skinned Merinos reaching $174/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $21 to $225/head and Merinos reached $189/head. Most averaged around 660c/kg cwt.

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Leongatha cattle report (MLA, inc audio):

Yarding: 1,758 (-270). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 416 (-4) str 448 (-2). Grwn: hfs 364 (+28) str 403 (+11). MX str 347 (+19). Cows 259 (+15). Bulls 285 (+5) (5th May 2021 04:27 AM)
Yarding: 1,758 (-270). Ave c/bu: Yrlng: hfs 416 (-4) str 448 (-2). Grwn: hfs 364 (+28) str 403 (+11). MX str 347 (+19). Cows 259 (+15). Bulls 285 (+5). Veal: hfs 451 (-26) str 467 (-8).

There were approximately 1500 export and 260 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 270 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market in places. Quality was mixed with prime cattle limited and many showing the effects of the cooling weather. Vealers eased on most sales with quality an issue. Yearling heifers suited to the trade lifted 20c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks improved 10c to 15c/kg. Heavy grown heifers showing good finish kicked 30c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold firm to 5c/kg dearer. Cows sold firm to 10c/kg dearer and more on some sales. Heavy bulls gained 6c/kg.

Vealers sold from 400c to 510c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade made between 399c and 449c/kg. Grown steers sold between 372c and 418c/kg. Bullocks made from 375c to 414c/kg. Heavy grown heifers showing good finish sold from 355c to 420c/kg.

Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made between 297c and 326c after a top of 348c with the crossbred portion between 320c and 392c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 182c and 282c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 240c to 332c/kg. Better shaped heavy bulls sold from 280c to 320c with the dairy lots from 255c to 280c/kg.

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Mt Gambier sheep report (MLA):

Total 1,201 (+439), lambs 1,046 (+393), sheep 155 (+46). Audio available. These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers (5th May 2021 04:16 AM)
Total 1,201 (+439), lambs 1,046 (+393), sheep 155 (+46).

Numbers lifted a little as agents yarded 1,046 lambs and 155 sheep to total 1,201 head overall. These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers along with a couple of restocker orders. Quality was mixed with something to suit most orders as the market sold to easier rates.

Light lambs to the trade made from $118 to $130 as the light weight trade 2 and 3 score selection returned from $128 to $158/head. Restockers turned lambs back out from $110 to $138/head. Trade weight 3 score lambs sold from $164 to $176 to average around the 770c/kg cwt area. Heavy lambs were scarce as the few on offer ranged from $177 to $193 with a peak in the market at $200/head.

Hoggets ranged from $140 to $158 as light sheep made from $80 to $128/head. Heavy sheep sold from $130 to $152 as rams made up to $60/head.
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Stockplace Marketing (Qld):

Export order. Steers (480-650kg) 370c/kg. Bulls (450-850kg) 360c/kg. Delivered Townsville, late May. Contact Stockplace Marketing for more info. (5th May 2021 04:13 AM)
Export Order

Delivered: Townsville
Dates: late May 2021

Steers
- 480-650kg $3.70/kg
Bulls
- 450-850kg $3.60/kg

Other comments
- Clear of the dip
- Cattle to comply with ASEL 2.3 Standards
- ALL EXPORT CONDITIONS APPLY TO CATTLE
Guyra sheep report (MLA):

Total 1,500 (-3,085), lambs 1,000 (-1,175), sheep 500 (-1,910). Audio available. The quality of the lambs was only fair with limited numbers suitable (5th May 2021 04:12 AM)
Total 1,500 (-3,085), lambs 1,000 (-1,175), sheep 500 (-1,910).

There was a greatly reduced penning of both sheep and lambs. The quality of the lambs was only fair with limited numbers suitable to processors. The majority were best suited to further finishing. There was reduced processor competition, while restocker orders were limited.

There were varying trends through the lamb market with the lighter weight restocker lambs selling to cheaper trends. The heavier weights experienced little change, attracting greater interest. 3 score trade lambs 18-20kg dressed sold to a dearer trend of as much as $5/head, attracting both restocker and processor competition. The limited supply of well finished heavier lambs sold to cheaper trends also.

The quality and condition of the limited offering of sheep was very mixed. There was reduced competition throughout. Less restocker competition on Spring shorn Merino ewes resulted in cheaper trends. That was also the case for the plainer condition Merino wethers. Despite the reduced processor competition the well finished sheep to process were dearer with skin values contributing.

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Cowra sheep report (MLA):

Total 3,290 (-650), lambs 2,880 (+10), sheep 410 (-660). Audio available. There were mainly heavy lambs penned along with a few trade weights (5th May 2021 04:07 AM)
Total 3,290 (-650), lambs 2,880 (+10), sheep 410 (-660).

Lamb numbers remained steady and quality was good across the trade and heavy weights. There were mainly heavy lambs penned along with a few trade weights and the light grades were very limited in supply. Not all buyers were present and the market sold to a cheaper trend.

Medium and heavy trade weight lambs were $6/head cheaper and averaged from 795c to 810c/kg cwt. The heavy trade weight lambs 23 to 24kg sold from $189 to $195/head. Heavy weight lambs were also $6/head easier while the extra heavy weights were firm averaging 725c to 770c/kg cwt. The heavy weight lambs sold from $190 to $200 while the extra heavies sold from $201 to $260/head.

Mutton numbers fell for a limited yarding with some quality ewes penned. Heavy first cross ewes sold from $170 to $220/head or 615c/kg cwt.
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Horsham sheep report (MLA):

Total 8,850 (-10), lambs 7,450 (+407), sheep 1,400 (-417). Audio available. Quality was mixed, with a number of lambs lacking good finish, (5th May 2021 03:58 AM)
Total 8,850 (-10), lambs 7,450 (+407), sheep 1,400 (-417).

Lamb numbers were similar at 7,450 and sheep numbers were back at 1,400/head this week at Horsham. Quality was mixed, with a number of lambs lacking good finish, however there was still a good selection of trade weight and heavy lambs yarded. Most of the regular buying group attended and operated in a firm market on the better covered trade weighted lambs and $5 to $10/head easier on the heavy and extra weight lambs. Medium trade weights sold to $200, with the extra heavy weight lambs reaching $260/head. Merino lambs again sold to keen competition ranging mostly from $156 to $213/head. Feeders and restockers were active and paid from $100 to $186 and from $50 to $100 for lighter drafts, most restocker lambs sold to a dearer trend. The smaller sheep penning resulted in an overall dearer market, up to $10/head dearer in places. Merino wethers sold to $220, Merino ewes sold to $206 and heavy crossbred ewes sold to $220/head.

Light weight lambs sold from $116 to $160/head. Light trade weight 2 and 3 score lambs sold from $159 to $187/head and averaged 825c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs 22 to 24 kg, sold from $188 to $200/head and ranged from 790c to 860c to average 815c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight lambs sold from $200 to $207/head and averaged 805c/kg cwt. Export weights sold from $210 to $228 and the extra heavy weight lambs sold from $226 to $260/head to average 705c/kg cwt. Light and medium weight Merino lambs sold from $120 to $189 with the 24 kg plus lambs selling from $179 to $233/head, they ranged from 755c to 800c/kg cwt. Merino hoggets sold from $154 to $172, the crossbred hoggets sold from $175 to $220/head.

Light weight sheep sold from $79 to $128/head and averaged 670c/kg cwt. Medium weight sheep sold from $126 to $168/head and ranged from 630c to 700c with the Merino mutton averaging 670c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $166 to $206,
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CTLX Carcoar sheep report (MLA):

Total 6,680 (-630), lambs 5,520 (-430), sheep 1,160 (-200). Audio available. (5th May 2021 03:52 AM)
Total 6,680 (-630), lambs 5,520 (-430), sheep 1,160 (-200).

It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of heavy weight lambs along with odd pens of ideal trade weights. Merino lambs were in limited supply as were hoggets. The regular field of buyers were in attendance and operating.

Trade lambs were firm to $3 cheaper selling from $150 to $206 to average between 815c and 855c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs weighing under 30kg were firm to $4 cheaper while the heavier weights were $5/head dearer. 24kg to 30kg lambs sold from $196 to $230 to average between 770c and 790c/kg cwt. The lambs over 30kg sold from $248 to $258 to average 770c/kg cwt. The few Merino lambs were $5 cheaper with trade weights selling from $148 to $170/head. Restocker lambs were around firm selling from $113 to $202/head. Hoggets sold to $193/head.

It was a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were firm to $6/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $99 to $185 while crossbred ewes sold from $134 to $205/head. Merino wethers sold from $136 to $210/head. Carcass prices ranged from 620c to 690c/kg cwt.

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