Market Report 11 December

17th Dec 2018

Cattle-

Yarding– 1326 

Inverell posted a reduction in numbers, particularly in the yearling cattle section, where numbers decreased by 30%. Cow numbers were similar, but saw a push from backgrounders, who took up to 25% of the numbers to hold over and improve condition in hope of the forecast rain event. Quality drafts of yearling cattle saw improved competition from feed lotters, while local restockers were competitive in purchasing lighter drafts, along with both steers and heifers to put away. All the regular processors operated. Restockers were active in purchasing weaners and saw prices increase up to 20c/kg for heifers, while there were no numbers of steers last sale to compare. Very light yearling steers posted dearer trends of 14c/kg, mainly to feeder competition. Although, light and medium weights sold to cheaper trends of 13c to 19c/kg for the secondary drafts. Light heifers sold to dearer trends of 3c to 5c and medium weights saw a cheaper trend of 12c/kg. Trade weights also saw cheaper trends of 8c/kg. Grown steers and heifers sold to cheaper trends, topping at 271c and 256c/kg respectively, although there were very limited numbers to compare. Backgrounders pushed light cows, substantially improving prices to reach 156c/kg. Medium weight cows saw a decrease in trends of 4c to 9c, while the better 3 and 4 score cows posted reductions of 19c/kg. Best bulls sold 10c dearer to make 248c/kg. There were minimum numbers of mixed age cows with new calves at side, these making $710 to $850/unit.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

BEN WOODHOUSE

MT RUSSELL

STEERS

275

496kg

$1365

NA SIMPSON

BARRABA

STEERS

302.20

405kg

$1223

CLARE FLEMING

GUM FLAT

STEERS

290

365kg

$1058

M & CI BATH

LONG PLAIN

STEERS

288.20

239kg

$689

BURINGAL GRAZING

WANDSWORTH

HEIFERS

256.20

402kg

$1031

ABARRAK FARMING

NULLAMANNA

HEIFERS

263.20

338kg

$891

JOHN KING

YETMAN

VLR STEERS

300.20

190kg

$570

KESTON PARTNERSHIP

GUYRA

COWS

213.20

665kg

$1419

SOUTHWELL PARTNERSHIP

BINGARA

COWS

208.20

570kg

$1188

Sheep-

Yarding– 3800               Lambs–  1300                 Sheep– 2500

Inverell numbers reduced by 300 lambs and sheep increased by 1,600 head. Quality of lambs decreased, with the numbers of heavy lambs reducing, meaning there were quite a few light, plainer conditioned drafts. All the regular buyers attended. Young lambs saw cheaper trends of $20/head. Light old lambs also sold to cheaper trends of $12/head. A few trade lambs sold to firm trends, although the main competition saw cheaper trends of $15/head. Heavy lambs also saw cheaper trends of $15, while the extra heavy drafts sold to trends of $20/head back. Hoggets made to $140, being $5/head cheaper. Light ewes sold to cheaper trends, while heavy crossbred ewes were firm, making to $140/head. Wethers were also dearer, showing rising trends of $9/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

K & M MCMASTER

WARIALDA

DORPER LAMBS

62.80kg

$200

GINEROI PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

DORPER LAMBS

58.70kg

$185

MUNGLE PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

DORPER LAMBS

53.40kg

$160

R & TL DIGBY

BINGARA

DORPER LAMBS

41.90kg

$132.50

RA & TM DOAK

BUNDARRA

SUCKERS

52.10kg

$175

WAYNE LOWE

GRAMAN

DOHNE LAMBS

55.80kg

$168

R & J CRAGO

TERRY HIE HIE

XB LAMBS

47.20kg

$138

LAZY K PARTNERSHIP

ASHFORD

DORPER LAMBS

29.90kg

$83

MUNGLE PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

DORPER MUTTON

 

$142

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