Market Report 1 May

1st May 2018

Cattle-

Yarding– 1471

There was a slight reduction in numbers this week, mostly in young females. Yearling steers remained static and cow numbers increased, particularly in the 1 and 2 score grades. The regular gallery of buyers attended, along with two extra store cow orders. Weaner steers to feed showed dearer trends of 17c, light weaners also sold to dearer trends of 12c/kg. The best of the yearlings saw dearer trends of up to 16c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers were to 19c/kg better. Light weaner heifers to feed saw a reduction of 14c, however, both medium and heavy weight categories saw upward trends of 20c/kg. Limited numbers and a lift in quality saw dearer trends for both grown steers and heifers. Steers appreciated 9c, with heifers, also in very limited numbers, saw rises of up to 40c/kg, quality having a marked affect. Queensland cow orders pushed plain cows into a dearer trend. Quality was again a factor and those cows saw upward trends of 50c/kg, with majority of sales going to Queensland. 2 score cows to the trade saw rises of 14c/kg. The better 3 and 4 score cows saw slightly cheaper trends of only a few cents. Bull trends were up, seeing those averages 8c/kg dearer.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

D & B MCKINNON

NARRABRI

STEERS

267.20

380

1015

ADRIAN LEE

MT RUSSELL

STEERS

264.20

440

1162

KD ADAMS

INVERELL

STEERS

261.20

382

998

MOSSGROVE P/SHIP

GRAMAN

HEIFERS

238.20

505

1202

R & K NEWBERRY

GLEN INNES

HEIFERS

230

430

989

ARABANOO PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

228

470

1071

LL & SD ADAMS

BINGARA

VLR STEERS

289.20

211

612

LL & SD ADAMS

BINGARA

VLR HEIFERS

236.20

237

560

S & D MCCABE

AIRLIE BRAKE

VLR HEIFERS

230.20

282

649

DAVID FAMILY

BUNDARRA

COWS

194

616

1196

LANGDON MCKINNON

NARRABRI

COWS

191.20

526

1006

Sheep-

Yarding– 4080        Sheep– 2000                Lambs– 2080

Inverell penned 2,000 lambs and 2,080 grown sheep, 1,500 less than a fortnight ago. There were not many heavy lambs, but they were good and sold to dearer trends. There were useful drafts of trade lambs, as well as light trade and restocker lambs. There were useful drafts of grown sheep, both ewes and wethers. The regular buying group attended and operated. There was limited restocker competition on the light store lambs and these sold to dearer trends of $12/head. Light trade lambs also sold to dearer trends, while trade lambs sold to $8/head better. Heavy lambs also showed dearer trends of $10/head, extra heavy lambs were firm. Light Merino ewes sold to dearer trends of $10, with first cross ewes making $82 and heavy weight sold to $130 to be $8/head dearer. Merino wethers also sold to dearer trends of up to $28/head, for wethers with a big skin. Heavy Dorper ewes were firm.

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

M & T HOPE

DELUNGRA

XB LAMBS

58.60

165

COORANGA PAST CO

YETMAN

MERINO EWES

 

70

G & M THORPE

DELUNGRA

MERINO EWES

 

65

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