Special weaner sale at SELX, March 20 2020

RECOGNITION: Champion presented pen of steers at SELX, A and J Pastoral, Tumut with Nathan Sheahan and Sam Hunter of AgStock. The steers made $1430.

RECOGNITION: Champion presented pen of steers at SELX, A and J Pastoral, Tumut with Nathan Sheahan and Sam Hunter of AgStock. The steers made $1430.

SPECIAL WEANER SALE: Numbers lifted when 2474 cattle were offered at the SELX special weaner sale.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service numbers lifted for the weaner sale with close to 1500 steer and 1000 heifers penned.

The quality was good and there was strong competition on most lots.

The market sold to a dearer trend for the better bred and more popular breeds, with secondary cattle firm.

Vendor bred cattle also attracted stronger trends.

Light weaner steers under 200kg sold from $430 for very light British cross steers, making to $1,060/head for Angus steers. Medium weight steers sold from $840 to $1,345 for C muscle and heavy weights made from $1180 to $1430/head.

Most of the better cattle made from 470c to 530c/kg on average.

Light weaner heifers started at $375 and reached $1000/head. Medium weights sold from $650 to $1170 and heavy Black Baldy heifers reached $1,290/head.

SELX SHEEP AND LAMB MARKET: A total of 5960 sheep and lambs were sold and quality was mixed.

The National Livestock Reporting Service indicated that store and trade weights were well supplied and heavy and extra heavy lambs were limited.

Not all the usual buyers operated.

Store lambs lifted $9 and sold from $135 to $175/head.

Medium and heavy trade weights were $4 to $5 cheaper, selling from $174 to $216/head.

Heavy lambs gained $3 with an excellent run of shorn lambs, selling from $207 to $235/head or 930c to 950c/kg cwt on average.

Lambs over 26kg eased $30 with reduced competition and sold to a top of $249/head.

Heavy hoggets eased $16 and made from $198 to $210/head.

Mutton numbers reduced and the quality was mostly plain.

Medium weight ewes sold $8 to $11 dearer and sold from $144 to $187/head.

Heavy sheep eased $15 on the crossbred ewes, making from $220 to $255 and Merino ewes dropped $17 and reached $205/head.

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