Muchea sale report
There were 10,238 sheep and lambs penned at Muchea on Tuesday, December 18.
Numbers were down by 4,000 head in a similar quality yarding, and as expected, processing mutton eased slightly with limited competition due to works closures for the holiday break, however, grazier and live export demand was strong, particularly on store crossbred lambs and Merino wether lambs that gained from $3 to $10/head.
In the lamb section store crossbred lambs to feeders were at least $10 dearer, selling from $78 to $109/head.
Airfreight types gained $3 on the back of live export competition, selling from $94 to $118/head.
Trade lambs sold from $125 to $156, easing $3 to $5, with the heavy lambs at $154 to $175, down $7/head.
Best hoggets to the trade were mainly $105 to $127 firm, with Merino wether hoggets to restockers selling from $128 to $164, the tops with a full fleece up $5/head. Light weight store Merino ewe lambs to restockers sold at $80 to $98/head firm.
Light weight young wethers to graziers sold at $99 to $118, up $3 to $5/head.
The mutton market showed the largest ease in numbers penned today. Restockers paid for Boner ewes from $65 to $85/head firm.Trade ewes sold at $110 to $120 firm to slightly easier, with heavy ewe mutton down $3, selling from $105 to $133/head.
Wethers to live export sold from $115 to $140, the tops with a heavy fleece up $5/head. Rams to processors sold from $65 to $123, back $10/head on reduced demand.
A Darnell & D Serventy – Margaret River: 86 poll dorset lambs ($164.50)
Vr Obrien – Moonyoonooka: 16 Wiltshire Dorper lambs ($154.00) Sr Ennis – Bindoon: 32 Dohne lambs ($158.00)
R Shingleton & Co – Walkaway: 22 Suffolk lambs ($156.00) enokurra farms – Mingenew: 87 crossbred lambs ($154.00) Elliott & Son – Keysbrook: 48 Corriedale ewe mutton $133.00 Np Burgess & Co – Meckering: 84 Merino ewe mutton ($129.50) Cj Peacock & Co – Quairading: 45 Merino wethers ($138.00)
De & Mr Greenham – Koorda: 78 Merino wethers ($140.50)
Je & Cm Broadhurst – Jennacubine: seven Poll Dorset wethers ($130.00)
Numbers eased 300 head at Muchea on Monday, December 17, with 1679 yarded. The quality of the local cattle improved significantly, although it was the opposite with the pastorals.
Live export competition on medium weight bulls, prime yearling steers and heifers saw a lift of 40¢ to 50¢/kg.
Processors showed little interest on heavier cattle, with grown heifers and medium weight cows back 20¢ and that would have been the case on prime cows, but new live export competition kept them firm.
In the local section of the yarding the vealer steers sold from 210¢ to 310¢/kg to remain firm. Vealer heifers made from 160¢ to 280¢/kg to be firm.
Prime yearling steers were up 40¢ to make from 264 to 290¢/kg.
Prime yearling heifers made from 200¢ to 260¢, also 40¢/kg dearer.
The grown heifers eased 20 to make from 200¢ to 214¢/kg.
Grown steers sold from 230¢ to 294¢/kg to remain firm.
Very Light weight cows, including pastorals, sold from 80c to 106c/kg.
The 2 score medium weights sold from 100¢ to 162¢, easing 20¢, as the prime lines sold from 170¢ to 236¢, to be primarily firm to 20¢/kg dearer.
Light weight bulls, including pastorals, to live export sold from 308¢ to 340¢, easing 20¢/kg on the larger penning of these types.
Medium weights to live export sold from 296¢ to 306¢, up 50¢, as heavy weights to processors sold from 180¢ to 200¢, easing 20¢/kg.
In the pastoral section, light vealer steers sold from 150c to 180c, selling 40c/kg cheaper.
Vealer heifers sold from 80¢ to 150¢, up 40¢/kg.
Yearling steers sold from 178¢ to 244¢c, up 5¢/kg.
Light and medium weight yearling heifers made from 80¢ to 176¢, easing 15¢c, while heavier weights sold from 196¢ to 238¢, being 6¢/kg cheaper.
Jerome Pilkington – Bremer Bay: eight Angus steers 462kg (288c/kg, $1331.00), eight Angus steers 423kg (266c/kg, $1125.00), nine Angus steers 364kg (276c/kg, $1005.00)
Wyllie Group P/L – Coolup: nine Angus heifers 492kg (242c/kg, $1191.00), 12 Angus cows 571kg (200c/kg, $1142.00) Mc & Bl Clarke – Bolgart: six Murray Grey bulls 311kg (322c/kg, $1001.00)
Cc Wheatley – Warradarge: nine Angus bulls 222kg (326c/kg, $724.00)
Minninup Past Co – Warradarge: five Angus cows 632kg (196c/kg,$1239.00), 10 Angus cows 552kg (202c/kg,$1115.00) Bullrush Farm – Gingin: five Angus cows 590kg (208c/kg, $1227.00)
T & L Murray – Goomalling: five Red Angus cross cows 664kg (218c/kg, $1448.00)
The Muchea Livestock Centre will hold its final sale on Saturday, December 22.
A Rechichi - Wannamal: six Angus steer calf ($730.00), three Angus steer calf ($680.00) Hayday Pastoral & Grazing Toodyay: one Murray grey heifer calf ($590.00), two Murray Grey steer calf ( $410.00)
The first sale for 2019 will be held on Monday, January 7.