Livestock markets around the country all followed similar trends this week with an easing in cattle prices both Prime and Store on Mainland states with Tasmania being less affected, but a glimmer of softening going forward. Lambs continued on a similar trend , softening in Victorian markets early in the week , and not recovering as the week went on , other than some spot sales on AuctionsPlus yesterday with a solid result of $147 for a line on hard prime domestic weight lambs that well and truly eclipsed the Tuesday markets in the North . Mutton still holds its line and continues to sell well with limited numbers coming forward in any of the marketing channels. One of the big impacts at present appears to be a large number of Abattoirs / Processors that are either closing or part closing for Annual Maintenance and therefore restricting the size of the killing capacity Nationally and hampering markets directly week on week . All in all, the markets are still at very respectful rates and providing great returns although a softening. On a positive note, Quoiba prime cattle market continues to buck the trend with quality cattle eclipsing National Markets with quality going into the mid 360-370 cents per kg liveweight .

Clearing sales this week have been very successful with very good clearance rates of heavy equipment. Ellsan Appaloosas will hold their Final Dispersal of Horse and saddlery equipment and small hay suitable for the equestrian scene ( Full details Tas Country or Roberts website).Friday 14th July 11am.

Lastly with the NEW BJD Biosecurity Plan coming into effect immediately , ALL breeders of Beef cattle are encouraged to complete a Biosecurity plan to enable them to access all markets going forward . More details can be found on our website or talk to one of our agents to assist in finding the right information.

Ranelagh Sale Wed 5th July.

Quoiba Store Sale Friday 7th July.