Market Report 02 October

2nd Oct 2018

Cattle-

Yarding– 630

Numbers decreased by 340 despite the long weekend affecting market offerings through the State. The yarding saw reasonable numbers of well bred, although plainer conditioned, young cattle and almost no cows. All the regular processors were present, along with strong competition from restockers, local and interstate buyers. Well bred weaners to restock sold to dearer trends of 12c, with light weight yearling steers also seeing dearer trends of 26c/kg. However, medium weight feeder steers sold to slightly cheaper trends of 4c/kg, with the bigger offering of plain conditioned young cattle being a contributing factor. Light yearling heifers sold to dearer trends of 17c/kg, sought by both local and interstate restocker interest. Medium weight trade heifers saw slightly cheaper trends. There were no grown steers to quote, however, grown heifers sold to cheaper trends of 8c/kg. There were very few cows offered, seeing prices ease substantially for light cows, while 3 score cows eased 3c/kg. A good selection of grain assisted young bulls saw trends improve by 15c/kg for the better types.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

JCD PASTORAL

NORTHSTAR

HEIFERS

244.20

533kg

$1303

J & L MANWARRING

SWANVALE

STEERS

261.20

346kg

$905

LARPINTA INVESTMENTS

NULLAMANNA

HEIFERS

237.20

340kg

$807

TJ & M LEADBEATTER

MYALL CREEK

STEERS

266.20

196kg

$522

DK & CF HOGAN

BOLLON

BULL

244.20

965kg

$2356

Sheep-

Yarding–1760                 Lambs– 1410                  Sheep–350

Lamb numbers increased to 1,410 and grown sheep decreased to 350 head in a mixed quality penning. There were drafts of grain assisted lambs, however, trends tended downwards over the yarding, depending on quality and weight. Grown sheep also saw cheaper trends, with very few heavy sheep penned. All the regular buyers attended. Light lambs to the trade saw cheaper trends of $12/head. Trade lambs eased $25, with heavy trades easing $18/head, due to lacking quality of the previous sale. Heavy lambs saw decreasing trends as they eased $10/head. Lack of quality and weight saw medium weight ewes at cheaper trends, making from $30 to $40/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold up to $130, with Dorpers reaching $106/head, although there were no wethers for a reliable quote.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

WAYNE LOWE

GRAMAN

DOHNE LAMBS

56.80kg

$162

DK & CF HOGAN

BOLLON

SUFFOLK X LAMBS

51.20kg

$155

GLEN VICKERY

GUYRA

1ST X LAMBS

47.50kg

$127

K & M MCMASTER

WARIALDA

DORPER LAMBS

54.70kg

$150

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