Market Report 19 February

19th Feb 2019

Cattle-

Yarding– 2633

Slightly less numbers, cows dominating the offering with 60% of the penning. Many vendors looking to downsize herds, with no apparent improvement in climatic conditions in the short term. Leading on from this, there was extra feeder and restocker interest on the lighter end, with processors putting cows away to secure product later down the track. Local restockers also looking to purchase at current values on the chance of a break in the weather. The regular panel of processors were present and active. Well bred weaners saw dearer trends of 20c/kg, with light restocker heifers also dearer, seeing sales back to the paddock. Yearling steers saw cheaper trends of 7c/kg, however, medium weight steers were slightly dearer to feed. Quality related changes saw heifers sell to cheaper trends of up to 30c/kg. There were significant downward trends for medium weight heifers, again quality related. No numbers of grown steers and heifers for a reliable quote. Larger cow numbers saw cheaper trends throughout most grades. There was extra interest in cows to feed and restock, although some drafts of 1 score cows saw values of under the 100c/kg mark. Most of the lighter cows were 20c to 40c/kg back, with the better, heavy drafts only 6c/kg back. The very top of the cows sold to firm trends of 215c/kg. A large penning of bulls saw prices of 150c to 227c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

GLENAYR PAST CO

BINGARA

STRS

251.2

560

1406.00

R & L TURNER

BUNDARRA

HFRS

258.2

423

1093.00

GREG MORRIS

ELSMORE

STRS

240.2

345

830.00

ELLIS FAMILY

GUM FLAT

STR VLRS

252.2

211

532.00

B & H KENNEDY

ELSMORE

STR VLRS

256.2

205

527.00

 FIBRES AUSTRALIA PL

CHERRY TREE

STR VLRS

260.2

180

470.00

R & S KENNEDY

OAKWOOD

COWS

205.0

588

1207.00

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

205.2

520

1068.00

WAMERAWA PASTORAL CO

MYALL CREEK

COWS

201.2

607

1221.00

Sheep-

Yarding– 6456                Lambs– 2816                  Sheep– 3640

Numbers increased by 2,171, consisting of 2,816 lambs and 3,640 grown sheep .Lamb quality improved, with numbers of good trade lambs and a limited number of heavy lambs.There were larger numbers of light grown sheep offered, with some good lines of restocker young Merinos, as well as first cross ewes. All the regular buyers attended. Very limited supply of young lambs sold to dearer trends, with no comparison on the sale two weeks ago. Light lambs to the trade saw firm trends from last sale. Trade lambs saw average dearer trends of $3, while heavy trades also sold to dearer trends of $9/head. Heavy lambs sold to $180 and hoggets reached $130/head. Large numbers saw light ewes sell to cheaper trends of $11/head. Restocker were competitive on younger first cross ewes to $130 and competition for young Merino wethers reached $132/head. Heavy crossbred wethers sold to $150/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

A & P WORGAN

MT RUSSELL

XB LAMBS

48.7

140.00

KAYENN PARK PASTORAL

BUNDARRA

XB LAMBS

48.4

127.00

K & M MCMASTER

WARIALDA

DRP LAMBS

56.2

165.00

MILLER & WILLIAN

WARIALDA

DRP LAMBS

44.2

112.00

M & T HOPE

DELUNGRA

1ST X EWES

 

137.00

THOMPSON FAMILY TRUST

ASHFORD

M/WETHERS

 

95.00

COORANGA PASTORAL CO

WALLANGRA

M/EWES

 

98.50

G & J CASSON

GUM FLAT

SUFFOLK EWES

 

98.00

A & P WORGAN

MT RUSSELL

M/EWES

 

95.00

S & J BALLINGER

DELUNGRA

M/EWES

 

100.00

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