Glenburnie Livestock Report 8/1/20

The first of 2020 opened with mixed trends.  1728 cattle came forward with all classes and weights well represented in a sluggish start with prices generally cheaper as kill space limited at abattoirs due to increased numbers from fire.  Excellent runs of prime bullocks saw prices ease 10 to 12 cents topping at 280c, mainly 245-265c per kg.  The young cattle relied on feedlot orders to push the low base.  Trade cattle needed to show freshness to gain competition.  Best B muscle steer vealers 298c, mainly 245-275c per kg.  The larger cow offering saw prices remain solid with best beef cows 228c. 

BULLS:  Sold at 9am by Auctioneer Liam Durcan

19 bulls sold with heavy sound bulls making 200-220c per kg.

Quotations:  IJ & VK Freebairn Angus bull 200c $1950.00.

BULLOCKS:   Drafted & Presented by Auctioneer Andrew Whan and Liam Durcan

456 bullocks yarded, this being a much larger penning than pre Christmas sales.  Prices opened 10 to 15c cheaper on all classes with the very best bullocks 280c, mainly 245-265c per kg.

Quotations:    Some sales to note:  KJ & MJ Mountford 12 Angus x bullocks made 272c $2132.93.  KJ & EA Clarke 12 Hereford x bullocks 255c $1684.06.  GW Little 26 Angus x bullocks 246c $1932.00.  GW & CB Pitt 15 Hereford bullocks 264c $1901.68.  Jadamar Holdings 12 young Angus bullocks 262c $1591.25.

YOUNG CATTLE:   Drafted & Presented by Auctioneer Peter Creek and Liam Durcan.   

1016 yearlings and vealers yarded in a large offering of young cattle with the biggest percentage being milk vealers with feedlotters placing the low base.  Only a few B muscled vealers made over 290c, mainly 245-275c per kg.  Trade yearlings sold similar to milk vealers at 245-265c per kg.

Quotations:   M Oleary Angus steers 268c $1324.80.  KJ & CM McIntyre 8 Hereford steers 248c $1205.90.  Reg Edwards & Son 15 Poll Hereford heifers 244c $1102.07.  RJ & JM Waters Angus heifers 253c $1277.05.  PF & BA Burchard outstanding Char steer vealers sold to 298c $1341.  AC Day Simmental x steer vealer 273c $921.  FD & SL Kaiser Simmental x steer vealers 262c $1179.  MJ & AS Baxter Limousin vealers 280c $1246.  Mark Day Limousin steer vealers 265c $1033.50.

COWS:   Drafted & Presented by Auctioneer Liam Durcan and Andrew Whan.    

237 cows yarded.  A very good quality run of cows with many pens of heavy weights.  Prices were firm on the last market of 2019.  Best beef cows sold to 228c, light choppers 130-185c per kg.

Quotations:  Patanga Past Co Shorthorn cows 210c $1237.  Otago Holdings 31 Angus x cows 220c $1411.44.  RJ & JM Waters Angus x cows 218c $1340.70.



SHEEP AND LAMBS:   Drafted & Presented by Auctioneer Scott Miller and Liam Durcan.  

7148 sheep sold, 2494 more than the last 2019 market.  A very mixed quality yarding was presented to the regular buying group.  Over half the yarding were young woolly lambs with the remainder shorn lambs.  The best shorn export lambs at 26 to 20kg sold to $205 while 24 to 26kg lambs were $184 to $193.  The best woollies over 26kg sold to $193 and 24 to 26kg at $174 to $185.  The 20 to 24kg trade lambs sold from $125 to $160 while shorn lambs in the same weight range were $124 to $168.  Some large restocking orders came to hand on the 16 to 20kg shorn lambs from $100 to $132.  Smaller and immature lines of shorn lambs were from $70 to $95.  Xb ewes sold from $108 to $140 and heavies up to $166.

Quotations:  A/c AG & EJ Altschwager 86 @ $194.  A/c Sugden 11 lambs @ $185.  A/c Bassendean 1088 shorn store lambs from $70 to $135.


  • 200 5x4 rolls pasture hay (rye grass & clover) cut off late country (Lake Mundi).  $77 GST Inc  Contact Scott Miller 0427 799 407

  • 17 Angus/Her x cows, 5 yrs old, PTIC to commence calving February for 8 weeks.  $1500 + GST.  Contact Andrew Whan 0427 799 406.

  • 1 ½ yr White Suffolk rams $600 + GST.  1 ½ yr Border Leicester rams $600 + GST.  Contact Mike Newton  0417 812 312.

  • Poll Dorset rams $800 + GST.  Contact Peter Creek 0428 838 332.



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Unjoined Friesian heifers 200kg +.  Unjoined Jersey Heifers 200kg +. Contact Liam Durcan 0409 788 892.


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