Wellington stock report

TSR New Approach: The draft plan of management demonstrates a renewed commitment to working with the community. Visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au.
TSR New Approach: The draft plan of management demonstrates a renewed commitment to working with the community. Visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au.

The excellent rain last Wednesday and Thursday around Wellington yielded 33 to 50 mm and half way to Molong, Cumnock and Yeoval got up to 60 plus mm, however the Larras Lee side of Molong was reduced.

AT Dubbo on Thursday 2,420 prime cattle penned in a plainer quality yarding with large numbers of unfinished cows. 

There was a reduction of buyer strength in prime and feeder cattle. 

Trade young cattle were firm, heavy feeder steers were also firm, while the lighter steers and feeder heifers fell seven to 11 cents. 

Feeder steers sold from 240 to 323 cents while feeder heifers ranged from 230 to 283 cents. 

Restockers young cattle were dearer with young steers trading from 250 to 343 cents and young heifers reached 301 cents per kg. 

Heavy steers due mainly to quality lost ten cents, heavy heifers were down 12 cents, cows fell three to five cents.

Quotations calves 230 to 305, steer vealers 151 to 343, heifer vealers 196 to 301, steer yearlings 240 to 323, heifer yearlings 220 to 296, heavy steers 230 to 311, bullocks 247 to 287, heavy heifers 187 to 267, light cows 120 to 170, medium cows 175 to 217, heavy cows 190 to 227, bulls 212 to 248.

There were no store cattle sales in the central west last week.

Dubbo on Monday 10,800 lambs penned in a much better quality yarding with some outstanding heavy weights along with a better selection of trades. 

Light weight lambs and hoggets were also well supplied. 

Processor light lambs fell $2 to $5, trade lambs lost $7 to $9, heavy lambs were down $9, new season trade lambs were firm, Merion lambs were around firm with the trade weights reaching $140, restocker lambs improved with the better types selling from $80 to $138, restockers paid $176 for a line of wooly Merion ewe lambs and hoggets, hoggets topped at $170.

Quotations light young lamb $46 to $120, medium young lamb $113 to $141, heavy young lamb $125 to $150, light lamb $57 to $112, medium lamb $92 to $138, heavy lamb $122 to $176, supermarket lamb $155 to $201, export lamb $190 to $243.

11,750 mutton penned in a mostly plain quality yarding with most grades down $3 to $5 plus with quality a factor.

Quotations light ewes $21 to $100, medium ewes $80 to $145, heavy ewes $85 to $146, light wethers $65 to $84, medium wethers $82 to $133, heavy wethers $114 to $160, rams $76 to $96, ram lambs $100.

Schute Bell report that the northern region market last week was the only one that really gained a hand full of cents. 

It was a designated superfine sale in Sydney and the advent of some more stylish wools pushed the 18.5 micron and finer types into positive territory. 

Crossbreds and cardings were also dearer, resulting in a two cent rise in the eastern market indicator. 

The limited selection of mid micron Merion fleece lots could not hold onto last week’s substantial rises dropping between 20 and 30 cents. 

31,883 bales were sold nationally with a passed in rate of 7.6 per cent. 

Quantities on offer over the next two weeks should increase but remain well behind the corresponding period last season. 

There are only two weeks selling before the annual three week Christmas recess. 

AWEX figures are showing an 18 per cent or 150,000 bales decline in the volume of wool offered at action for the season to date.

TSR Plan

Chair of Local Land Services, Richard Bull has announced a single statewide plan to allow consistent management of more than half a million hectares of travelling stock reserves (TSRs) across NSW. 

The plan can be downloaded from www.lls.nsw.gov.au. Comments are welcome until December 21.