Muchea sale report
Muchea Livestock Centre penned 10,934 sheep and lambs on Tuesday, a rise of 2000 head on the previous week’s count.
Overall, the sale was described as being very good, especially as there was no support from live export buyers.
A very strong trade lamb sale saw values rise by $5 to $10/head on the previous week’s values, while the mutton market gained $3 to $7/head in price.
Young Merino wethers rose $7/head in price on continued confidence.
In the lamb section, graziers paid $32 to $79/head for very light crossbred stores. Airfreight types to trade sold for $70 to $114/head and trade lambs for $120 to $158/ head, with the heavies selling for $152 to $160/head.
Ram lambs sold for $112 to $115/ head. The best hoggets sold for $90 to $117/head to the trade and restockers paid $63 to $112/head for ewe hoggets.
Very light store Merino young ewes sold to restockers for $35 to $66/head.
Very lightweight young wethers sold to graziers for $31 to $77/head, with medium weights at $89 to $98/ head, a rise of $7/head on increased demand.
The mutton market continued to be strong, with boner ewes selling for $55 to $92/head and light younger types selling to restockers for $69 to $88/head firm. Trade ewes sold for $95 to $105/head and heavy weights $110 to $129/head.
Prime wethers sold for $105 to $120/head to processors, with the better rams at mainly $60 to $80/ head, also selling to processors.
Sac Reinke, Badgingarra: Nine Dorper lambs (top $159).
Riverblue Investments, Elgin: 105 Suffolk-cross sucker lambs (top $155).
RA & T Chitty, Toodyay: 40 Ile De France lambs (top $156.50).
KR & PD Haeusler, Wanamal: 29 Boarder Leicester-cross lambs (top $156)
GB Haywood, Dandaragan: 15 cross-bred lambs (top $160).
GC & HJ Schmeld & Co, Beacon: 95 Merino ewe mutton (top $133.50).
W & LM Farlie, Dowerin: 23 Merino ewe mutton (top $138); 63 Merino wethers (top $119.50).
SG Coleman & Co, Cunderdin: 53 Merino ewe mutton (top $122.50); five cross-bred wethers (top $120).
A Rechichi & Son, Wannamal: 63 cross-bred suckers (top $145.50).
DG & NL Hill, Wannamal: 80 Suffolk-cross suckers (top $129).
Richard Smith & Sons, Goomalling: 38 Suffolk cross-bred lambs (top $140.50).
DJ & LM Jupp, Northampton: 12 cross-bred suckers (top $132).
Muchea Livestock Centre recorded 2100 head of live-weight cattle this week. Live exporters were very active, which resulted in light and medium-weight bulls and yearling steers rising in price by 10¢/kg.
In the pastoral section, vealer and yearling steers gained 10¢ to 40¢/kg on a better selection.
In the manufacturing grades, prime cows and prime-grown heifers eased, with a much larger selection penned this week.
In the local section of the yarding, vealer steers sold for 300¢ to 372¢/kg, up 30¢/kg on comparative types. Vealer heifers sold for 182¢ to 262¢/kg to feeders. Yearling steers were up 10¢/kg, driven by live export demand, to sell for 234¢ to 310¢/kg.
Grain-assisted yearling heifers eased 30¢/kg in price, to sell for 220¢ to 270¢/kg on a bigger selection. Grown heifers eased 30¢/kg in price, selling for 210¢ to 230¢/kg on a better selection.
Grown steers sold for 280¢/kg, to remain firm in price.
Very lightweight cows, including pastorals, sold for 80¢ to 144¢/kg to feeders. Score 2 medium weights sold for 150¢ to 194¢/kg, up 8¢/kg, with the prime lines making from 190¢ to 218¢/kg, easing 5¢/kg, again on a larger selection.
Lightweight bulls, including pastorals to live export, sold for 238¢ to 320¢/kg, up 10¢/kg.
Medium weights sold to live export for 190¢ to 278¢/kg, up 10¢/ kg, with heavy weights selling to processors for 174¢ to 220¢/kg, a rise of 20¢/kg.
In the pastoral section, vealer steers sold for 120¢ to 268¢/kg, up 10¢/kg. Light vealer heifers sold for 54¢ to 98¢/kg, with medium weights selling for 96¢ to 132¢/kg.
Very light yearling steers sold for 100¢ to 276¢/kg, to remain firm. Medium weights sold for 198¢ to 264¢/kg, to be up 40¢/kg, driven by live exporters.
Lightweight yearling heifers sold for 92¢ to 126¢/kg, easing 5¢/kg, while medium weights sold for 188¢ to 222¢/kg. Grown pastoral steers sold for 192¢ to 250¢/kg.
Haseley Stud, Toodyay: 46 MSA Droughtmaster-cross heifers (246¢/kg, $1091).
Jerome Pilkington, Bremer Bay: 76 Angus steers (270¢/kg, $1225).
RJ & FJ Nancarrow, Pinjarra: 16 Angus steers (390kg, 318¢/kg $1240).
G Waters, Coolup: five Murray Grey heifers (385kg, 270¢/kg, $1040).
CN Green & Co, Mooliabeenee: Five Murray Grey heifers (379kg, 270¢/kg, $1024).
Bangadang Pty Ltd, Chittering: Eight Angus cows (617kg, 190¢/kg, $1172).
Mooloo Downs Stn, Gingin: 16 Brahman-cross cows (487kg, 194¢/ kg, $945).
Bullara Est P/L, Carnarvon: Eight Droughtmaster-cross cows (476kg, 198¢/kg, $943).