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Dubbo Cattle Report: 11 May 2017

Young cattle were the majority in a pretty good quality yarding with good numbers of trade cattle to suit the processors and feeders.

There was also a good selection of cows along with a limited supply of grown steers. Young cattle to the trade were up to 9c dearer with vealers selling to 357c/kg.

Prime steer yearlings sold from 308c to 349c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 337c/kg. Young feeders were 4c to 6c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 291c to 355c while the feeder heifers sold from 270c to 344c/kg. A limited selection of young steers to the restockers sold to 380c/kg. Grown steers were 8c dearer with the prime medium weights selling from 295c to 338c/kg.

Grown heifers sold to 316c/kg. Most grades of cows were firm to 2c cheaper with the 2 scores selling from 185c to 205c to the processors and 226c/kg to the restockers. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 200c to 245c with a single C muscle cow selling for 269c/kg. The prime heavy weight cows averaged 235c and bulls sold to 275c/kg.

Source: MLA

Help ‘Em Shearing Contractors & the Barrett Family Clearing Sale

Saturday 3rd June 2017 10:00am sharp start.

On site, 8 Mitchell Highway, Wellington.

Sale starting on tools and sheep handling items.

Sheep Handling Items

Image courtesy of Peak Hill Industries

  • Peak handler professional trailer
  • (2 stand air operated)
  • Wool press
  • Overhead gear
  • 3 stand harrington sheep crutching trailer
  • Portable peak hill plunge dip (re sheeted)
  • Wool press trailer
  • Folding wool pack holders
  • Wool blender
  • Large quantity combs & cutters
  • Approx 100 new electric hand pieces
  • 2 x 5000litre poly tanks
  • 1 x 2000litre poly tank
  • Wool grabs for forklift
  • Large quantity of unused electric fencing rope, tape, clips etc
  • Plus many lots of small items too numerous to list

Workshop & Tools

  • Komatsu forklift
  • 2.5 tonne 3800 hours
  • 2 stage mast
  • A tyre fitting machine
  • Trolleys
  • Floor jacks
  • Air drills
  • Mig welder
  • Concrete polisher
  • Drill press
  • Cut off saw and bench
  • Diesel generator (elec start)
  • Large quantity of nails, screws, fastners
  • Workshop benches
  • 2 x ute boxes
  • Assorted steel, I-beam, channel steel, reo bars, mesh, flashing, shelving frames, plus scrap
  • Large quantity of nuts, bolts, pot rivets, dyna bolts,
  • Assorted timber
  • Misc plumbing equipment
  • Assorted hardware

Miscellaneous Items

  • Port-a-loo
  • Bathtubs
  • Numerous bullbars
  • Folding tables
  • Kroll oil heater
  • Camp oven
  • 6.5tonne winch
  • Stainless steel benchtop (bain marie)
  • 3 door stainless steel fridge
  • New compressor

Household & Garden

  • Bar-b-ques
  • Patio heater
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kayak
  • Pallet loads of household items for the handyman & the bargain hunter


Dubbo Sheep Report: 8 May 2017

It was a fair quality yarding with a good selection of trade and heavy weight lambs along with some good runs of light weights to suit the restockers. Most of the regular buyers were operating in a fairly solid market.

Light weight lambs to the processors were $3 cheaper with the 12kg to 18kg cwt 2 scores selling from $76 to $119/head. Trade lambs were firm to $4 cheaper with the 18kg to 23kg cwt 3 scores selling from $115 to $155/head to average 620c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $3 to $4 cheaper with the over 22kg cwt 4 scores selling from $148 to $212/head, averaging 615c/kg cwt. A limited selection of Merino lambs were $8 cheaper with the trade weight Merinos selling from $112 to $149, while a single pen of heavier weights sold to $155/head. Restockers paid to $175 for first cross ewe lambs and hoggets sold to $156/head.

It was principally a good quality yarding of mutton with some top crossbreds and Merinos throughout. Light and medium weight sheep were $5 dearer while the heavy weights were up to $12 dearer due to the better quality of the yarding. The 2 score ewes sold from $68 to $108/head. The better 3 and 4 score ewes sold from $100 to $184 for Merinos and $178/head for crossbreds. Merino wethers sold to $167/head.

Source: MLA

Dubbo Cattle Sale: 4 May 2017

It was a fair quality yarding with a large presence of far western cattle, though there was still a fair selection of properly finished cattle throughout including some top runs of local bullocks in prime condition. Not all the regular buyers were operating in a cheaper market.

Young cattle to the trade were up to 15c cheaper with vealers selling to 370c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 301c to 360c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 325c/kg. Young feeder steers were up to 18c cheaper selling from 310c to 358c/kg. The feeder heifers were 7c cheaper selling from 270c to 354c/kg. Young restocker steers were cheaper, selling to 429c/kg.

Grown steers were 14c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 275c to 320c/kg. Grown heifers were 3c cheaper selling to 312c/kg. Cows were 10c to 14c cheaper with the 2 scores selling from 180c to 210c to the processors and 232c/kg to the restockers. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 206c to 246c with the prime heavy weights averaging 237c/kg. Bulls sold to 270c/kg.

Source: MLA