Muchea sale report
Muchea Livestock Centre recorded a yarding of 12,612 sheep and lambs on Tuesday, a rise of more than 3680 head.
Processors paid $4 to $8/head extra for trade lambs and hoggets, with young Merino sheep selling to feeders and restockers up $5 to $10/head.
The mutton market remained firm, even though the day’s increase in the numbers penned were all in this section.
In the lamb section, airfreight types to the trade sold for $85 to $117/head, gaining $8/head.
Trade lambs weighing 20-22kg sold for $141 to $165/head, averaging 705¢/kg cwt, up $8/head.
Heavy lambs sold for $163 to $168/head, up $4/head.
Hoggets to the trade mainly sold for $90 to $130/head, up $10/ head, with ram lambs staying firm, receiving from $87 to $130/ head.
Very light store Merino young ewes sold to restockers for $34 to $85/head, up $5/head, and medium weights for $102 to $130/head, up $10/head.
The very light weight young wethers sold to graziers for $40 to $50/head, to remain firm, with medium weights $5 dearer, selling for $86 to $130/head.
The mutton market continued to be strong, as processors paid $60 to $110/head for boner ewes, $105 to $114/head for trade ewes and $106 to $130/head for heavy ewe mutton, all holding firm.
Prime wethers sold for $106 to $120/head to processors, to remain firm, with graziers paying from $75 to $105/head for store types.
MJ & JM Smith, Cowaramup: 136 Suffolk-cross lambs ($165).
G & D Wilson, Serpentine: 47 Dorper-cross lambs ($168).
CG Boyle, Piawanning: 20 Suffolk-cross lambs ($163).
RA & T Chitty, Toodyay: 44 Ile De France lambs ($158).
RV & SC Pearce, Toodyay: 15 crossbred lambs ($161).
Yuin Pastoral, Yalgoo: 19 Dorper lambs ($156).
Muka Meats, Dandaragan: 30 Merino ewe mutton ($127).
PE & MH Barneston, Nabawa: 47 Merino ewe mutton ($128).
H & GD Reed & Son, Three Springs: 12 crossbred wethers ($121).
AE & PA Franklin, Hithergreen: 35 crossbred ewe mutton ($125).
Muchea Livestock Centre penned 1388 live-weight cattle on Monday, down 1000 head from the previous sale.
The better quality yarding saw more local types presented once again.
Demand was strong throughout, with vealer and yearling cattle 10¢ to 30¢/kg dearer.
Grown steers, heavy bulls and medium-weight cows improved 10¢/kg in price, with the only decline being for grown heifers, which eased 10¢ to 20¢/kg due to the quality presented.
In the local section of the yarding, vealer steers sold for 290¢ to 334¢/kg, up 25¢/kg. Vealer heifers sold for 200¢ to 284¢/kg, up 25¢/kg.
Prime yearling steers were up 6¢/kg, selling for 240¢ to 312¢/kg. Grain-assisted yearling heifers sold for 250¢ to 290¢/kg, up 30¢/ kg.
Grown heifers in the main section eased 20¢/kg, to sell for 210¢ to 274¢/kg. Grown steers sold for 260¢ to 274¢/kg, up 10¢/kg.
Very lightweight cows, including pastorals, sold for 162¢/kg to feeders, up 35¢/kg. Score 2 medium weights sold for 134¢ to 184¢/ kg, up 10¢/kg, and the prime lines for 180¢ to 206¢/kg, to remain
Lightweight bulls, including pastorals, sold to live export for 270¢ to 300¢/kg. Medium weights sold to live export for 160¢ to 278¢/kg, all remaining firm, with heavyweights selling to processors for 178¢ to 206¢/kg, up 10¢/ kg.
In the pastoral section, light vealer steers sold for 186¢ to 200¢/ kg, to remain firm, while vealer heifers sold for 148¢ to 180¢/kg, up 10¢/kg.
Lightweight yearling heifers sold for 200¢ to 220¢/kg, up 20¢/ kg, and medium weights for 190¢ to 238¢/kg, up 35¢/kg.
Grown pastoral heifers eased 10¢/kg to sell for 234¢/kg.
FA Grigson & Sons, Jurien: Eight Hereford steers (699kg, 242¢/kg, $1692); two Hereford bulls (578kg, 258¢/kg, $1491).
Helmet Nominees, Chittering: 13 Angus steers (516kg, 270¢/kg, $1393).
Snell & Taylor, Bullsbrook: Seven Murray Grey steers (503kg, 272¢/kg, $1368); four Murray Grey (462kg, 274¢/kg, $1266).
RA Adam & Co, Ravenswood: Eight Angus steers (411kg, 306¢/ kg, $1258).
Wendy M Gould, Wannamal: Six Santa Gertrudis bulls (468kg, 278¢/kg, $1301).
GG Verrall & Co, Bindoon: Five Simmental-cross cows (745kg, 192¢/kg, $1430).
SJ & SL Martin, Wannamal: Eight Angus cows (621kg, 200¢/ kg, $1242).
The Southway Trust, Gingin: Nine Angus cows (633kg, 198¢/ kg, $1253).
Kalgrains, Bullsbrook: One Murray Grey bull ($540).
Hppl Pastoral, Chittering: Four Murray Grey steers ($710); three Murray Grey steers ($685); three Murray Grey heifers ($630); seven Murray Grey heifers ($680).