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SUPPLY increased in both the
lamb and sheep sectors at Ballarat
market this week, with 26,000
lambs and 7000 sheep yarded.
Extra-heavy lambs were in
shorter supply, while many good-
quality, heavy, trade-weight and
lighter heavyweight lambs were
A good percentage were plainer
light and trade lambs, with several
smaller secondary lots.
All the usual buyers attended
and all made purchases, but
restocker competition was not
Light and extra-light 1 and
2-score lambs made from $82-
A number of plainer-quality
lambs bought by processors sold
cheaper, with 1 and 2-score merinos
selling from $93.60-$123.60/head.
Light trade 2 and 3-score lambs
made $124-$140/head, or 570-
630c/kg carcass weight, to average
Heavier 3 and 4-score trade
lambs realised from $134-
$171/head, with the best quality
equal to marginally dearer at
600-640c/kg carcass weight.
Merino and Dohne-cross lambs
sold from $130-$155/head or 550-
580c/kg carcass weight.
Heavy 4-score lambs sold from
$164-$198/head or 520-600c/kg
dressed weight and averaged
mainly $2-$5/head cheaper.
The small selection of 3 and
4-score hoggets sold from $145-
$158/head, while 2-score merinos
made from $106-$120.50/head.
Demand for sheep remained
fairly strong but varied throughout
The 3 and 4-score ewe mutton
made from $115-$160/head and
The 1 and 2-scores sold from
$72.60-$140/head for near-full-wool
Extra light 1-scores sold from
Heavier 3 and 4-score merino
wethers made $137-$145.20/head,
but quantity and quality were
Extra-heavy 4 and 5-score
crossbred wethers made from
Heavy rams sold from $109.20-
SUPPLY increased to 689 head this week,
a boost of 254 from last week. Quality was
much plainer, although some average to very
good quality cattle were still penned.
Demand from the usual following of buy-
ers varied. Some young cattle were clearly
cheaper but the better-quality lots generally
sold at firm rates.
Grown heifers and cows increased by as
much as 10c/kg, while B2 heavyweight bulls
gained at least 20c/kg.
The yarding comprised 223 steers, 243
heifers, 196 cows and 27 bulls.
Vealer prices were a little higher at the top
end, mainly because they were of very light
weight and appealed to specialist butchers
The yearlings varied from unchanged to
10c/kg cheaper. The C2 and C3 young cattle
sold from 180-230c/kg, with vealers making
as much as 257c/kg.
The grown heifer pens were mainly C3 and
C4 grades which averaged 10c/kg dearer
Grown steers mostly met with lower
demand and sold 2-5c/kg cheaper, but some
sales were unchanged and the best-quality
lots were a shade dearer.
The C3 and C4 heavy steers and bullocks
made 188-200c/kg, with the best sales from
A run of cows mainly sold 8c/kg dearer,
with the 2 to 5-score medium and heavy-
weights making 146-172c/kg.
The better-quality lots made mostly from
170-176c/kg. Estimated dressed weight
costs were 325-345c/kg.
The few B2 heavyweight bulls sold from
170-176c/kg to be easily 20c/kg dearer.
24 -- ON THE LAND THURSDAY, April 14, 2011
Restockers not as eager
Caramut ............... 56mm
Colac ................... 17mm
Koroit ....................... n/a
Nullawarre ............ 64mm
Port Campbell .... 41.2mm
Port Fairy .............. 72mm
Portland ............... 41mm
Terang .................. 54mm
Timboon ............ 57.5mm
Warrnambool ...... 101mm
Quality mostly plainer
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