Muchea Sale re­port

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SHEEP

A to­tal yard­ing of 14,837 sheep and lambs were penned. Qual­ity was com­pa­ra­ble to last week.

A fair in­di­ca­tion that num­bers are now go­ing di­rect to works was ev­i­dent with lambs to pro­ces­sors back by $5 to $20/head as were sec­ondary mut­ton.

Heavy mut­ton wethers, hoggets and rams re­mained firm. Light Merino store ewe lambs to feed­ers and re­stock­ers bucked the trend to be $8/head dearer.

Light­weight cross­bred lambs to feed­ers sold from $68 to $75 to be $5 to $10/head eas­ier.

Light lambs to air­freight sold from $65 to $100 back by $10 to $20/ head.

Trade weights were down $5 to $10 at $115 to $139 with heav­ies at $152/head to re­main firm.

Store Merino black tag lambs again met slightly bet­ter de­mand from feed­ers.

Light Merino ewe lambs made $50 to $85 up by $8 and the heav­ier weights sold to $123/head.

Store Merino wether lambs sold from $35 to $104 to feed­ers be­ing firm to $3/head eas­ier.

Ram lambs were sim­i­lar in num­bers to last week with tops sell­ing from $95 to $121/head to the trade, again firm.

Hoggets sold from to $100 to $110/head to the trade to re­main firm. Stores sold at $66 to $98, back $20/head. Mut­ton ewes met re­duced de­mand with light bon­ers to pro­ces­sors at $35 to $77, down $10 to $20/head.

Bet­ter medi­umweight mut­ton to pro­ces­sors and the trade sold from $75 to $121 the lat­ter with a big fleece, down $5 to $10/head.

Heavy ewes made from $90 to $135/head, the tops again with a big fleece re­mained firm.

Sheep and Lamb High­lights

AE & KM Spark, Dow­erin: 38 cross­bred lambs (top $153.50).

GA Boyle, Quairad­ing: cross­bred lambs (top $140).

JR & JM Browne, War­radarge: One Poll Dorset ram (top $175).

KJ & GJ O’Neil, Northam: 13 Poll Dorset ewes (top $131.50). 30 Ta­tiara Farms, Nam­ban: Merino ewes (top $129.50).

CAT­TLE

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A yard­ing of 1171 head was again dom­i­nated by pas­toral cat­tle and, in par­tic­u­lar, year­ling heifers and bulls.

Heifers were up 30c and steers down 15c/kg, both qual­ity driven.

Light-weight vealer steers to feed­ers sold from 252c to 358c with heifers at 280c/kg gen­er­ally firm.

Year­ling steers lo­cal were mainly 400kg plus and sold from 250c to 326c/kg to re­main firm.

Feed­ers paid from 250c to 312c for lighter weights and a bet­ter of­fer­ing of heav­ier pas­toral steers re­mained firm at 240c to 256c/kg for heav­ier bet­ter bred types.

Light­weight pas­toral year­ling steers eased 15c on qual­ity at 140c to 252c/kg.

Year­ling heifers lo­cal and grain as­sisted were over 400kg and sold from 190c to 330c/kg to re­main firm. Pas­toral heifers again the bulk of the yard­ing rose 30c on lightweights at 90c to 144c and medi­umweights at 118c to 290c/kg go­ing mainly to feed­ers.

Heav­ies 330kg plus re­mained firm at 140c to 170c/kg. Grown steers were all pas­toral and sold from 210c to 264c/kg for un­der 700kg liveweight.

Bul­locks sold from 180c to 196c/ kg again firm. Cows were gen­er­ally firm with best prime at 150c to 220c/kg.

Bulls again re­ceived strong com­pe­ti­tion but were gen­er­ally firm with lightweights sell­ing from 270c to 348c/kg. Medi­umweights sold at 180c to 206c and heav­ies sold to pro­ces­sors at 140c to 170c/kg.

Cat­tle High­lights

Dan­field Hold­ings, Wooroloo: Four An­gus steers (303kg, 326c/kg, $988).

Stephen Borona, Quairad­ing: Two Mur­ray Grey steers (405kg, 258c/kg, $1045).

Na­tional In­dige­nous Pas­toral Ent, Coral Bay: 19 Drought­mas­ter steers (319kg, 274c/kg, $874); 12 Drought­mas­ter steers (282kg, 274c/kg, $773); 17 Drought­mas­ter steers (297kg, 262c/kg, $778); 11 Drought­mas­ter steers (323kg, 228c/kg, $736); and five Drought­mas­ter steers (340kg, 204c/kg, $694).

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