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BALLARAT SHEEP & LAMB

October 17.  Lambs: 19,796 Sheep: 6759  

SHEEP & LAMB AVERAGES

SUCKER LAMBS: 26 DJ Fletcher Dundonnell $199.60; 25 RJ Phillips Tatyoon $189.50; 76 Cooengle Partnership Woorndoo $188.00; 67 Chesterdale P/L Sutherlands Creek $188.00; 35 Williams Bros Avoca $188.00; 35 Kanina Valley P/L Lexton $188.00; 28 W & A Hearne Chatsworth $188.00; 32 Deer Park Pty Ltd Elmhurst $187.00; 23 MJ & DJ Stewart Pty Ltd Hillside $186.00; 26 D Parish Coghills Creek $185.00; 22 Mamree Partnership Russells Bridge $185.00; 74 SJ & V Dridan Lake Goldsmith $182.00; 27 RJ Mahncke Woorndoo $180.00; 23 Brenmark Family Trust Sutherlands Creek $180.00; 19 BJ Mahncke Woorndoo $180.00; 88 ML & JT Wardlaw Avoca $179.00; 40 DE & YD Richardson Rokewood $177.60; 40 J &L Sutterby Mingay $176.00; 64 A, S & T Peters Lake Bolac $170.00; 40 Rural Property Management Evansford $170.00; 39 GJ & SL Wardlaw Avoca $170.00; 15 Jondy Pty Ltd Nowhere Creek $170.00; 49 Glendon Towns Avoca $169.00; 21 Saligari & Galloway Cotswold $169.00; 46 JC & SP Faull Anakie $168.00; 65 JS Baker Bamganie $166.00; 40 ER & AK Grigg Ceres $166.00; 39 P & K Briscoe Connewarre $166.00; 31 EdenPark Trading St Leonards $166.00; 22 KJ Stewart Coghills Creek $166.00; 49 J & ML Cooper Meredith $165.00; 67 P & D Kokalis Gheringhap $164.00; 62 DSJ Agriculture Bung Bong $164.00; 44 D Griffin Coghills Creek $164.00; 36 PS Rendell Bamganie $163.00; 30 G Holmes Rokewood Junction $162.00; 40 DK & VR Wardlaw Avoca $161.00; 112 BP & JA Lanfranchi Mt Hooghly $160.00; 49 N & E Barr Yalla-Y-Poora $160.00; 50 R Tweddle Mt Bute $159.00; 62 R & NE Wanlace Majorca $158.00; 38 Hillside Acres Farm Blampied $158.00; 19 P & H Bogie Wingeel $158.00; 117 K & M Mathews Pty Ltd Berrybank $154.00; 20 Garvan Park Avoca $153.00; 46 CM, PL & RJ Matthews Talbot $152.00; 31 G & S Ford Tourello $152.00; 49 AP & AM Hickey Moroka $149.00

SHORN LAMBS: 35 IL & MR Barber & Son  Lovely Banks $194.20

X BRED SHEEP: 82 DB Smith Bealiba $120.00; 30 Deer Park Pty Ltd Elmhurst $120.00; 59 Hillside Acres Farm Blampied $115.00; 44 Gardiner Farms Foxhow $115.00; 8 R Bond Dunach $115.00; 48 Woolbrook Co Teesdale $114.00; 40 M & R Russell Caramut $114.00; 48 IL & MR Barber & Son Lovely Banks $113.60; 32 ML & JT Wardlaw Avoca $113.00; 23 TG, LF & DL Dean Tourello $112.00; 18 Borneshill Pastoral Co Willaura $112.00; 68 LE Anderson Meredith $110.00; 66 Pinegrove Farms Pty Ltd Stoneleigh $110.00; 49 AJ Vallance Mt Prospect $110.00; 33 A Rendell Orford $110.00; 27 MJ & DJ Stewart Pty Ltd Hillside $110.00; 85 S Rogers Lake Bolac $102.00; 34 BT & GA Molloy Waubra $102.00; 11 JW & B Drife Glendaruel $98.00; 63 RW & EM Mann Hexham $97.00

MERINO EWES: 26 W Mason & Son Cochranes Creek $141.00; 11 P & R Jenkinson Shelford $125.00; 39 Woolbrook Co Teesdale $121.00; 19 SV Start Crowlands $120.00; 21 JW & B Drife Glendaruel $119.00; 24 Brent Rogers Nerrin Nerrin $118.50; 21 Cotswold Slopes Cotswold $115.00; 60 Walker Farming Wickliffe $113.00; 40 Greenbank Partners Pty Ltd Snake Valley $112.00; 15 Elenstan Agriculture P/L Ballaing $112.00; 53 AJ Vallance Mt Prospect $110.00; 225 C & S Lockhart Pty Ltd Elmhurst $108.00; 85 CG & R Fisher Lexton $108.00; 100 SK Beavis Homebush $103.00; 79 A McGregor Burnbank $100.00; 51 BT & GA Molloy Waubra $95.00; 69 P & B Bourchier Chatsworth $88.00

MERINO WETHERS

68 JS Baker Bamganie $132.00; 91 Old Kimbottom Estate Swanwater West $125.00; 15 WH & SE Grigsby Teesdale $125.00; 161 M & S Collins Cape Clear $121.00; 20 Wayne K Dodson Strathlea $108.00; 67 BF & HM Dunne Elaine $96.00\

BALLARAT CATTLE

October 16.  Yarding: 231. Change: 123. 

There was a mostly good to very good quality penning of cattle in the increased offering that sold to a keen field of buyers.

Prices however were only firm to slightly dearer on quality for young cattle but unchanged to easier for some well covered to over conditioned grown heifers.

The 3 and 4 score cows lifted 8c on average, while good quality grown heifers improved slightly and grown steers were 10c to 15c/kg better.

Heavy weight bulls eased by 8c to 10c/kg in the yarding of 105 steers, 65 heifers, 41 cows and 20 bulls.

Processors paid from 265c to 292c for C2 and C3 vealers, with the top sale at 304c/kg.

Restockers paid from 265c to 313c, but 326c for seven B2 heifers and 330c/kg for a pen of four B2 steers.

Most yearlings were between 238c and 290c/kg, with the heifers overall getting a little rise in prices from processors.

Restockers paid 235c and 258c for heifers and from 254c to 279c/kg for their steers.

The C4 grown steers made 250c for the average to good quality and 264c/kg for the two very good to excellent ones.

The C3 and C4 grown heifers were from 220c to 236c/kg.

Beef cows, 3 and 4 score, sold between 180c and 230c, while the B2 heavy weight bulls made from 220c to 245c/kg.

ORDER OF SALE 

Cattle, October 23: 1 Charles Stewart; 2 Elders Ltd; 3 Landmark; 4 TB White & Sons Pty Ltd; 5 HF Richardson

Sheep, October 24: 1 Charles Stewart; 2 Elders Ltd; 3 Landmark; 4 TB White & Sons Pty Ltd; 5 HF Richardson

INDICATOR PRICE REPORT

C3 Vealer 280 – 330kg 317.4 ¢/kg lwt

C3 Yearling Steer 330 – 400kg 296.8 ¢/kg lwt

INDICATOR PRICE ¢/kg cwt

Trade Lamb (2- 4 score 18 – 22kg) 622  ¢/kg lwt

Heavy Lamb (2-4 score 22kg+) 608 ¢/kg lwt

Mutton (3 Score 18 – 24kg) 399  ¢/kg lwt

Ballarat Courier Weekly Livestock Indicators are generated weekly & are weighted average prices for predominant livestock categories.

Cattle & sheep livestock categories are selected from all NLRS reported saleyards in Victoria.

Cattle prices are reported in ¢/kg live-weight, while sheep prices are in ¢/kg carcase weight.

Water storages

Reservoir, Volume (ML), Percentage Full, Same time Last Year, % Same time Last Year.

White Swan, 13,494, 96%, 14,322, 102%,

Moorabool, 5,349, 86%, 5,349, 86%,

Wilsons, 209, 21%, 1,065, 105%,

Beales, 125, 30%, 479, 115%,

Pincotts, 192, 88%, 232, 106%,

Kirks, 359, 90%, 369, 92%,

Gong Gong, 1,585, 83%, 1,954, 103%,

Cosgrave, 675, 99%, 680, 100%,

Lal Lal Reservoir, 34,060, 95%, 35,670, 100%,

Newlyn Reservoir, 500,  , 500,  ,

Surface Water, 56,549, 93.3%, 60,620, 100.0%,​ 

Water storage update

Water Supply System, Current Volume (ML), Weekly Usage (ML),

Amphitheatre, 70, 0.21,  

Avoca, 286, 1.9,  

Ballarat, 56,549, 222,  

Beaufort, 250, 2.2,  

Blackwood, 38, 0.54,

Clunes, Groundwater Supply, 3.2,

 Daylesford, 756, 9.5,  

Dean, Groundwater Supply, 0.26,

 Forest Hill, Groundwater Supply, 2.0,  

Landsborough / Navarre, Groundwater Supply, 0.24,

Learmonth, Groundwater Supply, 0.62,

  Lexton, Groundwater Supply, 0.32,  

Maryborough, 5,044, 20.5,  

Redbank, Groundwater Supply, 0.08,

Waubra, Groundwater Supply, 0.31,  ​