It may seem like a case of deja-vu but this weeks highlights all hinge again around store stock. Today I travelled through to Quoiba store cattle sale and the buzz around the yards is that it is the dearest store cattle market that many have ever experienced!! Of the total yarding of 416 cattle the yard average came in at $1,156 per head and is easily in the vicinity of $100 plus more than a fortnight ago. Next week we will line up at Powranna Marketing Complex (Thursday) to some very attractive lines of vendor bred cattle for competition.
On the other store front yesterday saw a large line of 35kg liveweight 2nd cross store lambs offered on Auctionsplus to realise $112 per head!! An extraordinary result for young lambs, but showing confidence in the industry moving forward. Young breeding ewes realised over the $200 mark again also showing confidence in sheep into the future.
Next Friday Roberts will yard just on 4,000 store crossbred lambs at our Oatlands Sheep Marketing Complex with some excellent lines of 2nd cross lambs and store merino sheep on offer.
In the prime markets cows saw the biggest lift this week gaining 25-30 cents per kg liveweight, while young cattle all held their pace. Lambs remain firm, while mutton sheep continue their strength and are selling to excellent rates with very few sheep selling under $80 per head.
Yesterday Cremorne Suffolk and White Suffolks went up for auction with a great result of 44 White Suffolks averaging $980 while the 6 Suffolk rams offered averaged $817 per head. This concludes the Terminal Sire sales for a while; next week we have 3 days of Merino ram sales .
- Wednesday Okehampton Merino 1.30pm
- Thursday Trefusis Merino 2.30pm
- Friday Campbelltown Merino and Poll Merino 1pm
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