Muchea sale report
There were 10,000 sheep and lambs penned and numbers were up by 1000 head in a very mixed quality yarding.
It was a very strong trade lamb sale, with values up $5 to $10/ head and the mutton and ram market gained $5/head on increased demand.
Young Merino wethers increased by $8/head, with feedlotters back in the market, showing faith in forthcoming live export demand.
There was a notable decline in the number of restockers attending, no doubt due to the Melbourne Cup, and consequently values eased $10/head on the light store Merino ewes.
With very little live export activity, heavy wethers eased $10/head, the only decline in the mutton market.
In the lamb section, graziers paid from $35 to $60/head for very light crossbred stores, with medium weight making from $82 to $96/head to remain firm.
Airfreight types to trade sold from $85 to $126/head, gaining $5 to $10/head.
Trade weights made from $124 to $145/head, up $5 to $10/head to remain firm, with heavies making $158/head.
Ram lambs were from $55 to $90/head and all lightweights remained firm.
Best Hoggets sold from $92 to $110/head to the trade, up $10/ head, with restockers paying from $75 to $80/head for ewe hoggets easing $10/head on reduced demand.
Very light store Merino young ewes to restockers sold from $40 to $73/head, easing $10/head as were the medium weights making from $80 to $90/head.
The light weight young wethers to graziers sold from $48 to $106/head, up $8/head on increased demand.
The mutton market increased $5/head on boner ewes, making from $86 to $104/head.
Light younger types to restockers sold from $60 to $125/head to remain firm.
Trade ewes made $105/head to be firm, with heavies making from $100 to $126/head, up $5/head.
Prime wethers sold from $100 to $126/head to processors easing $10/head and rams sold primarily from $40 to $89/head to processors, up $5/head.
A Rechichi & Son, Wannamal: 63 cross breed suckers ($145.50).
Dg & Nl Hill, Wannamal: 80 Suffolk cross suckers ($129).
Richard Smith & Sons, Goomalling: 38 Suffolk cross breed lambs ($140.50).
Dj & Lm Jupp, Northampton: 12 cross breed suckers ($132).
Ke & Ce Jefferys, North Dandalup: 10 Boarder Leicester cross suckers ($132).
Mj Crowther & J CorlessCrowther, Calingiri: 66 Merino ewe mutton ($122.50).
RU Travers & Co, Wattening: 51 Merino ewe mutton ($120)
Kr & Pd Haeusler, Wannamal: 39 boarder Leicester cross ewe mutton ($126).
T & S Martino, Toodyay: Two Merino wethers ($120.50).
There were 2269 head of live weight cattle penned, up 170 head.
The pastoral heifers eased 10¢ to 25¢/kg on the weight of numbers. Live export demand was stronger and their bull purchases were 30¢/kg dearer.
Young local cattle gained 5¢ to 30¢/kg on strong feeder demand.
Grown heifers gained 30¢, quality driven, however heavy cattle to processors eased by 10¢ to 30¢/kg.
In the local section of the yarding, the vealer steers sold from
280¢ to 374¢, averaging 340¢, up 4¢/kg. Vealer heifers made from 212¢ to 280¢, up 20¢ to the trade, with feeders paying from 120¢ to 260¢ for yearling heifers.
The yearling steers sold from 280c to 318c/kg, to remain firm.
The grown heifers gained 30c, making from 212¢ to 274¢/kg on a better selection.
Grown steers were all pastoral and eased 30¢, selling from 180¢ to 280¢/kg. Very light weight cows, including pastorals, mainly sold from 52¢ to 144¢ to feeders, back 30¢/kg.
The two score medium weights sold from 160¢ to 180¢, back 15¢, with the prime lines making from 180¢ to 208¢, down 12¢/kg.
Light weight bulls, including pastorals, to live export sold from 288¢ to 340¢, up 30¢/kg. Medium weights to live export sold from 192¢ to 284¢, up 30¢, with heavy weights to processors making from 170¢ to 200¢, down 10¢/kg.
In the pastoral section, vealer steers sold from 124¢ to 264¢, up 4¢/kg.
Light vealer heifers sold from 10¢ to 92¢, medium weights sold from 100¢ to 202¢, all back 25¢/kg.
Very light yearling steers made from 132¢ to 210¢, back 50¢/kg.
The medium weights made from 240¢ to 318¢, up 8¢/kg on a better selection.
LR, GT & IJ Simmons, Brookton: 12 Murray Grey steers (265kg, 348¢/kg, $923); 11 Murray Grey steers (247kg, 354c/kg, $875).
Amaroo Blondes, Mundijong: two Blonde d’ Aquitaine heifer (375kg, 280¢/kg, $1050).
Wi Lightbody, Quairading: one Hereford steer (532kg, 264¢/kg, $1,404); one Simmental cross heifer (382kg, 280¢/kg, $1069).
P & F Gangemi, Hazelmere: nine Angus steers (353kg, 318¢/ kg, $1,123); seven Angus steers (324kg, 324¢/kg, $1,049); nine Angus heifers (298kg, 322¢/kg, $959); three Angus bulls, (282kg, 326¢/kg, $921).