Livestock markets continue their strength week on week with no real signs of easing in the short term, given the on going rain patterns that continue to fall across Tasmania and mainland states.

While numbers are traditionally at the lowest point at this time of year, this is resulting in excellent returns for producers with livestock to market. Spring or Sucker lambs have become very sought after with buyers from across the State and also mainland processors competing for these lambs to fill kills. Store cattle also remain an item that is considered as hot property at present and will continue along this path while the spring grass is only just starting to get away.

Next Friday 7th October, Roberts will offer for the first time a line of 185 Angus steers on Auctions Plus under a forward contract arrangement. The steers account Benham Tasmania are offered for sale with delivery to take place in January at a targeted weight of approx. 425kg and will be sold cents per kg. Also account WR Baxter and Son, Pipers River, will be a very smart line of Angus Heifers approx. 300 kg liveweight that would make excellent future breeders . Both lines of cattle are pure Landfall blood.

Prime cattle markets are consistently strong with trade weight cattle and cows being the highlights with young cattle in the 350-340 region constantly and  well finished cows 260-245 cents. Mutton also is continuing its solid sales hovering around the 400 cent range week after week.

Ram Sales are only just around the corner for all breeds and descriptions for anyone looking for replacement rams.

Next weeks special sales include Oatlands Sheep Sale on Thursday, along with King Island Cattle sale (1,200 head) also on Thursday and Quoiba Store cattle Friday. And in the Clearing Sale department next Wednesday at Hagley (please refer to today’s Tas Country for more details on all of the above).

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions at wjohnston@robertsltd.com.au.