Glenburnie Market Report 16/1/2019

Continued extreme heat and increased numbers throughout NSW, Victoria and SA were all factors for a softer market this week.  2257 head were offered, 400 less than last week.  Cattle prices lost all last weeks gains and even more in places.  The bullocks and young cattle were 10 to 15c per kg easier with secondary types most affected.  Cows too were cheaper, selling 5 to 8c per kg back on last weeks market.

BULLS:   Bulls sold at 9am.

A larger yarding of bulls sold to solid demand with heavy sound bulls making from 180 to 226c per kg.

Quotations: A/c Lorebeck Partnership 1 Angus bull 220c 1080kg $2376.

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

Another outstanding run of bullocks was penned in Mount Gambier.  The quality and weight of the bullocks that has been offered from the start of Spring till now is a credit to all producers and the result of a great season.  Prices retreated 10 to 15c per kg on last weeks improved rates with the best Ang bullocks 168 to 176c per kg.  Her ox 255 to 265c per kg.  More Frs came forward and these traded at 180 to 208c per kg.  Secondary and off bred types received the biggest discounts being up to 20c per kg easier.

Quotations: An outstanding offering again by MWJ clients with breed and weight a feature of our Jap ox run with the lightest pens weighing 648kg!  A/c PR & PL Walker Ang ox 274c 660kg $1810.  A/c T & M Agostinelli Ang ox 275c 758kg $2085.  A/c DF, NJ & CD Stutchberry Ang ox 270c 714c $1929.  A/c DP Walker 270c 780kg $2108.  Prime Sim Her x ox A/c KJ & MJ Mountford 265c 686kg $1818.  Heavy Frs strs A/c JS & MA Richards 200c 773kg $1546 and A/c IJ & VK Freebairn 200c 559kg $1118.

YOUNG CATTLE:   Drafted & Presented by Auctioneer Peter Creek and Scott Miller.

The young cattle saw both yearlings and vealers sell to weaker trends.  Heifers with weight (500kg+) still met strong competition selling 248 to 275c per kg while trade heifers made 230 to 255c per kg.  Yearling steers saw feedlots and trade buyers compete at 248 to 288c per kg.  Vealer quality was mixed with the best steer calves making 268 to 295c per kg and heifer calves 250 to 278c per kg.

Quotations: A/c Douglas & Lockett Sim x heifers 256c 521kg $1335.  A/c FW & ME Uphill Shn heifers 242c 453kg $1096.  Sim x steer vealers Tugulawa bld A/c Douglas & Lockett 278 to 281c per kg 400kg $1128 and Sim x heifers (same account) 268c 378c $1013.

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

A larger, good quality run of cows sold 5 to 8c per kg easier than last week with the best cows 190 to 220c per kg.  Lighter beef cows 170 to 195c per kg.

Quotations:  A very good run of cows with large runs suiting all buyer requirements.  A/c V & K Peucker Her cows topped the cow run 218 to 220c per kg.  12 cows 218c 717kg $1564 and 19 cows 220c 560kg $1232.  A magnificent pen of Shn cows A/c 2 vendors realised 205c per kg -  A/c RK Paltridge’s weighed 831kg $1704 and FW & ME Uphill’s weighed 827kg returning $1696.  A/c Highbury Trading Ang cows 212c 620kg $1315.

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

3215 sheep sold, 736 less than last week.  In a very mixed yarding, Agents offered a wide variety of lambs.  While the majority of the woolly lambs were showing dry skins, a small percentage held up and sold to a stronger trend.  A small draft of export shorn lambs sold to good competition returning figures of $160 to $187 or at $6.80/kg.  The very few woolly export lambs from 26 to 30kg sold from $180 to $202.  Supermarket lambs from 22 to 24kg depending on freshness and quality sold from $147 to $172 at $2 dearer.  Medium trade weights 18 to 20kg from $138 to $143 sold to fully firm rates.  Restockers attacked all fronts with purchases at a low of $84 to $138.  Frenzied action coupled with up to six restockers and wholesalers operating returned a $2 to $4 dearer result.

Quotations:  A/c RJ & LH Sealey 8 shorn lambs $165 and 12 shorn xb hgts $123.  A/c W Earl 153 lambs forward store to rounded from $120 to $146.  A/c S & S Oliver 350 store xb shorn lambs from $110 to $120.


A much larger than advertised yarding of 3800 of mainly weaner cattle came forward.  Quality was very good, with most weaner steers in the 300-380kg range.  The January sale did not reach the highs of the December sale, but if repeat buyers operated or the quality was right, some very good results were achieved.  Best weaner steers 340-370kg $1050 to $1170, 295c to 325c per kg.  Light Ang steers received export and restocker competition $880-$1030.  The heifer weaners sold to feedlots, domestic trade and local restocker competition.  Best weaner heifers $740-$930, 245c to 270c per kg.  February will see the Store Sale on Friday the 8th with the Annual Female Sale on Monday the 11th February.


Tugulawa Simmental Bull Sale Wednesday 6th February at 3pm

Mount Gambier Store Sale Friday 8th February

Annual Special Female Cattle Sale Monday 11th February

Boonaroo Angus Bull Sale Friday 15th February


WANTED: Unjoined Friesian Heifers 200kg Plus.China Protocols Apply. Contact Liam Durcan 0409 788 892


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