Market Report 15 May

15th May 2018

Cattle-  1360

The number of cattle yarded increased by 400 for a total of 1,360 head. The main increase was in the young cattle section, with larger numbers of weaners and yearlings offered. Quality was mixed with mainly 1 and 2 score conditioned cattle, however there were several runs of well bred weaners and yearlings through the sale. Most of the cattle were drawn from local areas and the Table Lands. Buyers had a few more restocker orders this week, helping to improve prices especially on the better bred cattle. Restocker weaner steers gained 30c selling to a top of 284c, while the weaner heifers were up by 10c, selling to 235c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers held firm, selling to 267c for an average of 247c, while heavy feeder steers sold to a dearer market topping at 268c/kg. Feeder heifers held firm, although some sales struggled to hold firm. Medium weights averaged 231c, selling to 259c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, although there was a few more grown heifers and a small penning of steers. Grown steers sold to a top of 241c and the heifers topped at 235c/kg. The cow market improved, with processors showing more interest this week. Most sales were up by 10c to 15c with medium weight 3 score cows averaging 182c and heavy cows selling to a top of 203c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

RJ Lewis & Co

Bingara

Steers

240.20

570

$1371

C & L Wales

Mt Russell

Steers

241.20

525

$1268

Cooranga Pastoral Co

Wallangra

Steers

263.20

316

$832

TJ & M Leadbeatter

Myall Creek

Steers

271.20

352

$955

Keystone Pastoral Co

Myall Creek

Heifers

259.20

405

$1049

Cooranga Pastoral Co

Wallangra

Heifers

230

257

$591

Lowther Pastoral Co

Ashford

Steers

263.20

235

$619

Pineleigh Pastoral Co

Mt Russell

Cows

203.20

657

$1336

TJ & M Leadbeatter

Myall Creek

Cows

203.20

615

$1249

Brad Brazier

Barraba

Cows

196.20

622

$1221

Sheep-

Yarding– 4906                       Sheep– 2724                     Lambs– 2182

A larger yarding of 4,900 sheep were penned, of which 2,182 were lambs. The yarding of lambs consisted of a good supply of trade weights, several pens of heavy lambs, and a number of light weight lambs offered. Quality was fairly good with several runs of supplementary fed lambs through the sale, while a number of lambs showed the effects of the season. The market overall was strong with most lambs selling to a slightly dearer market. The larger penning of mutton consisted of some well finished medium and heavy weight sheep, in both the ewe and wether lots. There was several pens of mutton carying a good skin, along with some shawn sheep. Competition was much stronger with prices $20/head dearer and more in places.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

SS & JA Ballinger

Delungra

Cull Rams

 

$65

G & T Crisp

Inverell

XB Ewes

 

$118

M & T Hope

Delungra

XB Lambs

52.6

$160

Ward Lloyd Ward

Ben Lomond

XB Lambs

49

$128

D & S Cameron

Bingara

Dorper Lambs

49.8

$130

Pennington & Lennon

Inverell

Dorper Lambs

51.4

$148

R & T Digby

Bingara

Dorper Lambs

45.9

$118

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