SELX cattle market report | January 11

SELX: Michael Hall (Livestock) with XB Steers sold on behalf of E&A Connor, Taralga for 320c/kg, av 367.5kg, $1176ph.
SELX: Michael Hall (Livestock) with XB Steers sold on behalf of E&A Connor, Taralga for 320c/kg, av 367.5kg, $1176ph.

Prime Cattle – 11th January 2018, Total Yarding: 1,228

Numbers lifted and the quality was good. Yearlings were much better supplied and feeders were again active on most. Vealers and grown cattle remain in short supply. Around 70 cows were penned to a smaller group of buyers.

Light vealer steers to re-stockers reached 360c/kg. Medium weights feeder yearling steers were 1c to 2c cheaper, while the heavy weights lifted 15c/kg on a larger and better quality run. Most of the steers sold from 273c to 310c/kg. The medium weight feeder heifers lifted 10c/kg due to an increase in numbers and the heavy heifers were steady. Prices ranged from 272c to 295c/kg. The few trade cattle sold from 255c to 285c/kg.

Prime grown steers over 500kg were firm to sell from 250c to 285c and an average run of grown heifers to processors sold from 240c to 246c/kg. Most cows eased 2c to 3c with the 2 score medium weights from 185c to 205c and the heavy 3 and 4 scores from 204c to 212c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls reached 255c/kg.

Market Report: MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service.

Category Weight   c / kg $ / Hd

Light Steers < 350 Top 361.6 $1,023 Av 290.4 $874

Light Heifers < 350 Top 350 $985 Av 277.2 $852

Trade Steers 351 - 500 Top 320 $1,411 Av 287.3 $1,213

Trade Heifers 351 - 500 Top 288.2 $1,347 Av 273.9 $1,090

Export Steers 501+ Top 285 $1,717 Av 262.6 $1,433

Export Heifers 501+ Top 270.2 $1,470 Av 259.1 $1,392

Cows   Top 235 $1,681 Av 203.6 $1,197

SELX: Around the laneways

SELX: Around the laneways

Bulls < 700 Top 361.6 $1,008 Av 216.6 $747

Bulls > 700 Top 255 $2,729 Av 245.6 $2,389

Top Quotes from the sale

Cows                    

Bannister Lodge Pastoral Co, Goulburn, (ELD), 212, 793, 1681; A & S Moore Farm Partnership, Gundary, (HAL), 212, 760, 1611; CR & DI Mumberson, Gundaroo, (DUN), 188, 840, 1579; A & S Moore Farm Partnership, Gundary, (HAL), 212, 730, 1548; VC JC BR & AL Martin, Yass, (DEL), 208, 698, 1451.          

Yearling Heifers                    

DW Macarthur-Onslow, Yarra, (ELD), 285, 375, 1070; Mccarthys Trading, Braidwood, (JIM), 283, 375, 1062; WL & DG Frew, Bowning, (DEL), 284, 371, 1053; Willeroo Pty Ltd, Tarago, (LAN), 288, 365, 1051; Carollyn Grace, Goulburn, (LAN), 286, 367, 1049. 

Grown Heifers                    

Vardanega P/Ship, Braidwood, (JIM), 270, 544, 1470; The Damarque & Windouran Trust, Bigga, (ELD), 249, 585, 1458; Willeroo Pty Ltd, Tarago, (LAN), 269, 522, 1404; Box Hills Partnership, Crookwell, (AND), 251, 558, 1400; MVC JC BR & AL Martin, Yass, (DEL), 274, 491, 1347.     

Yearling Steers                

EP & A Connor, Taralga, (HAL), 320, 368, 1176; DW Macarthur-Onslow, Yarra, (ELD), 309, 371, 1148; Melon Pastoral Pty Ltd, Roslyn, (LAN), 288, 372, 1071; RG Alders, Laggan, (AND), 288, 371, 1069; Ellendon Pastoral Co, Bungendore, (DEL), 292, 365, 1066.

Grown Steers                    

Tim Dowsley, South Taralga, (HAL), 260, 660, 1717; Tim Dowsley, South Taralga, (HAL), 258, 625, 1613; Tim Dowsley, South Taralga, (HAL), 258, 580, 1496; Tim Dowsley, South Taralga, (HAL), 260, 575, 1496; DR & CC McGrath, Yass, (ELD), 254, 571, 1450.