Muchea sale report
There were 16,668 sheep and lambs penned, representing an increase of 6000 head on the last sale, which was held last December.
It was a similar quality yarding and again, as expected, processing mutton eased slightly, with limited competition, mainly due to processors full of direct supply stock.
The lamb market remained firm on trade types and topped at $182/head for a pen of heavy outstanding quality lambs at an estimated 26kg cwt.
Grazier and live export demand was solid throughout the sale for the better young store stock.
In the lamb section, store crossbred lambs to feeders were firm, selling from $96 to $118/head.
Airfreight types were firm, making from $81 to $118, with trade lambs selling from $125 to $158, while heavies made from $150 to $182/head, also remaining firm.
Ram lambs sold from $85 to $141/head to the trade. Ewe Hoggets to graziers sold from $72 to $136, up $10, with wether Hoggets to feeders making from $70 to $118/head to be firm.
The light weight store Merino ewes lambs to restockers, selling from $37 to $76/head, the preference being for more mature types.
The very light Merino wether lambs made from $42 to $91/head to be firm.
In the mutton market, light boner ewes to processors sold from $55 to $85, easing $7/head.
The better trade ewes were in demand, gaining $5 to sell from $90 to $125, with heavy ewes remaining firm to make from $112 to $130/head.
Best wethers to processors sold from $102 to $137 and mature rams to the same made from $50 to $89/head. Cg Boyle – Yerecoin
26 crossbred lambs ($160.00) Rg & Tj Crannage – Clackine 11 crossbred lambs ($162.00) Kl & Kl Read – Bindoon 11 crossbred lambs ($168.50) Gkt & Em O’brien – Narngulu 25 dorper cross lambs ($150.00) Stonesville Grazing Co – Wannamal
13 crossbred lambs ($160.50) Tw Lee – Toodyay
24 merino ewe mutton ($129.50) Cp & Sr Mcandrew – Yelbeni 114 merino ewe mutton ($120.50) Tumbulgum Farm – Whiteman Park
87 merino ewe mutton ($123.00) Meharry Farms – Merredin 65 merino ewe hoggets ($136.00) Ab & Kf Stone – Coorow 7 merino wethers ($120.50)
Numbers eased 280 head, with 1400 penned in an average quality yarding as pastoral cattle dominated the offering at Muchea on Monday.
In the local section of the yarding most types remained firm, with the main movers being yearling heifers and grown steers, back 30¢/kg.
Light weight bulls to live export eased 60¢, but on the positive side, processors were keener, with medium weight score 2 cows up 7¢ and heavy bulls up 25¢/kg.
Vealer steers sold from 250¢ to 308¢/kg to be firm.
Vealer heifers made from 220¢ to 260¢/kg, remaining firm.
Yearling steers mainly sold from 240¢ to 292¢/kg, to be firm.
Yearling heifers eased 30c, selling predominantly from 188¢ to 250¢/kg.
Grown steers eased 30c to make from 220¢ to 260¢/kg.
Grown heifers remained firm, receiving from 208¢ to 220¢/kg.
Cows, including pastorals, sold from 50¢ to 120¢/kg for very light weight.
The score 2 medium weights made from 150¢ to 178¢, gaining 7¢/kg.
Heavy primes made from 178¢ to 208¢/kg to remain firm.
Bulls met quieter live export demand, while live exporters purchase light weights from 180¢ to 280¢, back 60¢/kg.
Medium weights to live export sold from 192¢ to 228¢ to be firm and heavy weights to processors sold 25¢ dearer, making from 180¢ to 218¢/kg.
In the pastoral section, light vealer steers sold from 68¢ to 100¢/kg, remaining firm on an inferior penning.
Light vealer heifers sold from 130c to 140c, decreasing 10c/kg.
Light yearling steers eased 20¢ to make from 80¢ to 126¢c, while the over 400kg weights made from 180¢ to 192¢/kg to be firm.
Light yearling heifers gained 20 ¢ on the back of stronger grazier demand, selling from 80 ¢ to 166 ¢/kg.
Grown steers remained firm at 200 ¢/kg.
Tj Berrigan – Gingin: eight