Market Report 15 March 2022

15th Mar 2022

Cattle

Numbers more than doubled for a yarding of 1,313 head, which included a large consignment of Brahman cattle from the West. There was incresed numbers of yearlings which made up a fair percentage of the yarding, while there was a smaller yarding of cows. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with mainly well finished cattle through the sale, however there was quite a variation of breeds offered. The market was strong, although it varied according to quality. Well bred young cattle met keen demand with restocker vealer steers selling to a top price of 780c/kg. Feeder yearling steers over 400kg ranged from 450c to 548c, and restockers to 636c/kg. Feeder yearling heifers sold from 434c to 588c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted of a fair penning of grown steers and heifers, while there was a few less cows this week. Grown steers were slightly easier with not all the processors operating, reaching a top price of 444c processors, and 520c to feed. Grown heifers sold to 457c/kg. The cow market was slightly cheaper with 3 scores averaging 368c, and heavy weight cows sold to 390c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

AL & ED UEBERGANG

NORTH STAR

BULL

328.2

875

2871.00

RJ LEWIS & CO

BINGARA

STEERS

430.0

663

2850.00

BLACK BULLOCKS GRAZING

BINGARA

STEERS

430.0

637

2742.00

PM & ML IRWIN

INVERELL

STEERS

459.2

571

2623.00

PM & DE SWAN

INVERELL

STEERS

628.2

362

2277.00

CT & A HOUSTON

BINGARA

HEIFERS

447.2

550

2460.00

BPT & SONS

BINGARA

COWS

389.2

598

2327.00

RG & DS KENNEDY

INVERELL

COWS

378.0

538

2034.00

CT & A HOUSTON

BINGARA

COWS

378.2

580

2193.00

AL & ED UEBERGANG

NORTH STAR

COWS

372.0

660

2455.00

CT & A HOUSTON

BINGARA

C & C

 

 

2880.00

Sheep

There was a yarding of 2,681 sheep, comprising of 1,231  lambs and 1,387 mutton. The yarding of lambs consisted mainly of trade weights and several pens of heavy lambs, along with a fair penning of light store lambs. The market varied depending on weight and quality with trade weight lambs selling from $144 to $175, while heavy and extra heavy lambs ranged from $160 to $225/head. Restocker lambs were keenly sought after ranging from $80 to $166/head. Dorper lambs sold to $210/head. Hoggets Topped at $190/head. The yarding of mutton consisted of a good selection of both ewes and wethers, with some caring a good skin. The market remained steady with ewes topping at $187 and wethers sold to a top price of $235/head.

 

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