Market Report 17 April

17th Apr 2018

Cattle- 2187

There was a reduction in numbers and quality, for a penning of 2,187 mixed cattle, 690 less. Cows again saw big numbers contributing 30% of the penning, along with a good selection of young cattle, these principally going to the feeder and restocker orders. There was a full complement of processors and the usual feeder and restocker interest. With the exception of a few pens of well-bred young steers, which stood firm, most steers saw cheaper trends of 19c for the medium weights with plainer types up to 30c/kg back. The best trade yearlings were back 9c/kg. Light, plainer conditioned heifers sold to cheaper trends of 21c/kg, many going to background situations north of the border. Heavy weight heifers to the trade sold to dearer trends of 7c/kg. Grown steers sold to cheaper trends of 17c/kg, with the heifer portion much the same at 15c/kg back. There was limited restocker interest in the D1 cows, and these, along with D2 light cows were 16c to 20c/kg back. The top end of the D3 and D4 cows sold to cheaper trends of 14c/kg, the overall reduction 7c/kg back. Bulls sold to slightly cheaper trends.

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

WILKINSON GRAZING

GUYRA

STEERS

250.20

595kg

$1490

G & J YATES

CASINO

STEERS

268

453kg

$1214

G & J CASSON

GUM FLAT

STEERS

283.20

460kg

$1302

NATTAI INVESTMENTS

WOODSTOCK

STEERS

271.20

404kg

$1095

RIVENDALE TURF

INVERELL

STEER WEANERS

284.20

334kg

$949

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

214.20

629kg

$1348

PHILLIPA MORRIS

GRAVESEND

COWS

207.20

601kg

$1245

WILKINSON GRAZING

GUYRA

COWS

208.20

698kg

$1453

MJ KERR

GUM FLAT

COWS

206.20

615kg

$1268

 

Sheep-

Yarding– 5500              Sheep-  1600                Lambs– 3900

Inverell penned 1,660 lambs and 3,900 grown sheep, including Dorpers. Heavy lambs were in limited supply, while there were good supplies of light trade and trade lambs. Restockers showed keen interest in Merino ewes to go south, with limited interest also in light lambs. All the regular buyers were in attendance. Light lambs 16-18kg saw sales of $35 to $87, mostly to restockers, while light trade lambs sold from $90 to $105/head. Heavy trades sold to $127/head. Medium weight lambs sold from $130 to $148/head. Heavy and extra heavy lambs sold from $148 to $178/head. As there has been no report for the last month, these comparisons on all grades show cheaper trends from that period of time. Cross bred ewes topped at $136, to make from $112 to $136, with Dorpers making $130, and Merinos $30 to $78 for restockers and $45 to $115/head the trade. Crossbred wethers made to $115, the Merino drafts to $150 and made from $118 to $145/head. Again, these reflect cheaper trends from a month ago.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

M & K STEWART

GUM FLAT

XB LAMBS

49.4kg

$136

K & M MCMASTER

WARIALDA

DORPER LAMBS

64.5kg

$110

F & L LEADBEATTER

MYALL CREEK

DORPER LAMBS

44.5kg

$105

GLENDON PARK PASTORAL

WARIALDA

XB EWES

 

$130

E & J MCCOSKER

GRAMAN

XB EWES

 

$112

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