Market Report 13 April 2021

13th Apr 2021

Cattle– 737

Numbers increased to a penning of mostly young cattle with a minimum offering of cows. A lack of quality through the young cattle impacted the draft of light weight restockers on offer. Feeder competition was good for the most part and exporters stood off with the shortage of cows. Very light steer weaners sold to significant rises, up 19c/kg, to a top of 678c/kg. Drafts of plainer, light conditioned weaners sold to cheaper trends. Very light heifers made for a slightly easier trend, back 15c/kg. Light yearling steers back to the paddock sold firm to slightly dearer trends, as did the light, medium and heavy weight feeder steers. Light weights saw a significant price improvement, and the medium and heavy drafts were 16 to 18c/kg better. Light heifers returning to the paddock selling to a downward correction of 5c/kg. The medium weight heifers to feed reduced by 26c/kg. A reduced mixed penning of heavy grown steers and heifers provided no reliable quote on values. A distinct shortage of cows saw a minor downward trend, particularly on the heavy drafts. Bulls also suffered to be 36c/kg cheaper.

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

WJ & GG TURNER

WOODSTOCK

STEERS

400.00

551kg

$2204

I & S WILLCOCKS

GILGAI

STEERS

484.20

320.6kg

$1552.47

ST & MA MURRAY

GUYRA

HEIFERS

416.20

355kg

$1477.51

BRIAN DAVIS

BINGARA

COWS

294.20

705kg

$2074.11

MD & KL LYNN

GLEN INNES

C & C

 

 

$2400

PE & RE CUPITT

BINGARA

BULLS

299.20

773.3kg

$2313.81

Sheep

Yarding– 2541                Lambs–  1541                              Sheep– 1000

Numbers and quality lifted both for sheep and lambs, with a very good offering of wethers with a good start to the skin and some very good pens of heavy lambs. Both processors and restockers operated through the lamb pens. Processors strong in the purchase of the woolly sheep. All the regular operators were present in a mostly dearer market. Light young lambs to the restockers sold to cheaper trends, however, not many to choose from. Light lambs to the paddock were varied ,cheaper for the lighter drafts, slightly dearer the  trade weights. Processor trade lambs, light ,medium and heavy weights, saw trends rise across the board $11 to $18p/h, while the extra heavy drafts were up to $30 better, to top at $270. Grown sheep carrying good wool lengths were sought by processors. There was no comparison from previous sales, however, the wethers made $185 to $200 depending on weight. Medium weight crossbred ewes were firm to only marginally cheaper. The heavy crossbred drafts made to $290,an isolated sale of a crossbred wether to $218.

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

THOMPSON FAMILY TRUST

ASHFORD

MERINO WETHER

 

$200

G CHARD

INVERELL

XB LAMB

58.5KG

$215

CA & JA CLARK

INVERELL

XB LAMB

51KG

$191

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