SELX sheep and cattle markets

STANDOUT PEN: Willow Creek Pastoral at Bookham topped the market. The lambs are pictured with Corey Nicholson, Holman Tolmie and made $265.

STANDOUT PEN: Willow Creek Pastoral at Bookham topped the market. The lambs are pictured with Corey Nicholson, Holman Tolmie and made $265.

Heavy lambs eased $15 to $20, receiving from $184 to $215 and extra heavy lambs sold from $222 to $265/head.

NLRS

SHEEP AND LAMBS: Vendors sold a total of 12,036 sheep and lambs at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange market.

According toMeat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) lamb numbers eased and the quality was fair to good. Trade weights were best supplied and were in demand.

The 2 score processing lambs sold from $110 to $139 easing $13/head.

The medium and heavy trade lambs eased $1 to $5 and made from $144 to $199/head.

Heavy lambs eased $15 to $20, receiving from $184 to $215 and extra heavy lambs sold from $222 to $265/head averaging from 800c to 850c/kg cwt. Heavy hoggets sold to $236/head. Dorper lambs sold to $206/head.

Mutton numbers eased and quality was mixed. Prices were also cheaper.

Medium weight ewes received from $108 to $170/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $180 to $237/head. Crossbred wethers reached $236/head.

Carcase prices were from 600c to 650c/kg cwt on average.

PRIME CATTLE: A total of 1493 prime cattle went under the hammer at SELX.

Top of $1745.78.

Top of $1745.78.

Grown steers were limited and the quality improved and close to 540 cows were offered.

Weaner steers were cheaper, mostly quality related, ranging from 180c to a pen that reached 306c/kg. Heifers were 20c stronger 170c to 225c/kg.

Medium weight feeder steers were back 8c, from 270c to 316c and heavy weights were firm to dearer with heavier steers purchased 255c to 315c/kg.

A better run of grown steers lifted 20c, reaching 300c/kg.

The light grown heifers were dearer 148c to 234c to restockers and heavy weights to process sold from 235c to 275c/kg.

The medium weight 2 score cows were 15c cheaper from 130c to 179c/kg. Heavy weights were 9c and more in places cheaper selling from 179c to 221c, averaging 210c/kg on the 4 score cows.

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