Market Report 16 April

16th Apr 2019

Cattle-

Yarding– 1972

Inverell Agents yarded 1,972 head, easing by 790. Numbers decreased for most categories of cattle, although there was a good supply of young cattle and over 900 cows were sold. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, along with a small offering of weaner steers and heifers. Quality was fairly plain, however there were a few runs of well finished supplementary fed cattle offered. The largest percentage of the yearlings were in the lighter weight categories, and in plain 1 and 2 score condition. Competition was weaker, with a few less buyer orders, and plainer quality also contributed to the harder market. Restocker weaner steers eased by 14c, topping at 222c/kg. Feeder and restocker yearling steers were 20c to 30c cheaper, with medium weight feeders receiving from 218c to 265c, while heavy feeder steers sold to a top of 281c and restocker steers topped at 252c/kg. Restocker and feeder yearling heifers experienced the greatest decrease to be 30c to 40c cheaper, while feeders sold from 152c to 220c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a fair number of grown heifers and only a small penning of steers. Grown steers sold to a top of 275c/kg to feeders. Grown heifers topped at 239c/kg to processors. The yarding of cows consisted of large numbers of plain conditioned 1 and 2 scores, although there were several pens of medium and heavy 3 and 4 score cows offered. The market varied, with medium and heavy 3 and 4 score cows selling firm to slight dearer, however the plainer grade cows lost some ground. Plain conditioned cows to restock and feed made from 10c to 136c, while 2 score cows to processors averaged 168c, as the medium weight 3 scores averaged 193c and heavy cows sold to a top of 221c/kg.

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

PG & CL PLOWMAN

INVERELL

STEERS

275.20

406kg

$1119

RYEFIELD HOLDINGS

ARMIDALE

STEERS

275.20

450kg

$1238

JW SMITH PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

215.20

498kg

$1071

ABARRAK FARMING

NULLAMANNA

HEIFERS

217.20

500kg

$1086

JCD PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

COWS

220

552kg

$1216

LYNN DURKIN

COOLATAI

COWS

220.20

555kg

$1222

C & P WHAN

GLEN INNES

COWS

216.20

585kg

$1264

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

208

535kg

$1112

YETMAN PASTORAL CO

YETMAN

4 TOOTH HFRS

196.20

456kg

$895

ARABANOO PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

204.20

537kg

$1097


Sheep-

Yarding– 3580                Lambs–1333                     Sheep– 2247

There was a yarding of 3,580 sheep, of which there was 1,333 lambs. The yarding of lambs consisted mainly of trade weights, along with several pens of heavy lambs, and a fair percentage of light lambs. Quality varied, with most of the heavy lambs being supplementary fed, while there were several consignments of light lambs mainly 1 and 2 scores. The market was fair to slightly deare,r with the largest percentage of the light lambs going to Southern feeder and restocker buyers. Trade lambs under 24kg sold to a top of $169.50, while the extra heavy lambs sold to a top of $200/head. The top Dorper lambs reached $191 and hoggets topped at $180/head. The yarding of mutton continued to sell on a strong market, with ewes making to $180, with a mixture of full fleeced and bare skin sheep offered. Wethers topped at $140/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

SS & JA BALLINGER

DELUNGRA

MERINO WETHERS

 

$140

JEREMY DAVID

BUNDARRA

XB LAMBS

62.40kg

$177

WARD & GOSLING

BEN LOMOND

XB LAMBS

49.90kg

$155

SG & JM REVELL

COPETON DAM

XB LAMBS

36.7kg

$119

DWM & SA CAMERON

UPPER HORTON

DORPER LAMBS

49kg

$150

GINEROI PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

DORPER LAMBS

52.40kg

$178

RJ HUGHES

BUNDARRA

DORPER LAMBS

53.80kg

$172

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