Market Report 20 August 2019

20th Aug 2019

Cattle-

Yarding– 1732

Numbers declined for a yarding of 1,732 head of cattle. The yarding consisted of a large offering of yearlings and weaner cattle, while cows dominated the grown cattle. Quality of young cattle was very mixed, with a large percentage in plain store condition, however there were several runs of well bred cattle through the sale. The market saw little change, with restocker weaner steers selling to a top of 274c, while the heifer portion made to 216c/kg. Feeder and background yearling steers sold on a solid market, especially for the well bred steers, although the plain conditioned and cross bred steers attracted less competition. Medium weight feeder steers sold to average 272c, with the top sale making to 313c/kg. Feeder heifers followed a similar pattern as the steers, with the feeder heifers selling to 252c, while the few trade yearling heifers sold to a top of 267c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a fair penning of heifers, while there was only a few pens of grown steers offered. Grown steers sold to a top of 308c for a single pen, while heifers sold up to 275c/kg. The cow market was either side of firm, with light 1 and 2 score cows selling from 60c to 185c, while 3 score medium weights averaged 226c and heavy cows sold to a top of 256c/kg. Heavy bulls to processors sold to a top of 279c, while live export bulls made to 292c/kg

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

RW & LA TURNER

TURNER

STEERS

313.20

428.60kg

$1342.49

WJ & GG TURNER

INVERELL

STEERS

296.20

380kg

$1125.56

WARD LLOYD WARD

DELUNGRA

STEERS

291.20

435kg

$1266.72

WARD LLOYD WARD

DELUNGRA

HEIFERS

255.20

400kg

$1020.80

WJ & GG TURNER

INVERELL

HEIFERS

249.20

340.70kg

$849.06

MOSELEY DENE PASTORAL CO

INVERELL

HEIFERS

239.20

383.30kg

$916.93

PE & RE CUPITT

BINGARA

COWS

253.20

596.70kg

$1510.76

ELM GROVE CATTLE CO

LLANGOTHLIN

COWS

238.20

645kg

$1536.39

PJ & BJ THOMAS

ELSMORE

COWS

235.20

630kg

$1481.76

ABNEHDAHOOD PTY LTD

BUNDARRA

BULLS

276.20

775kg

$2140.55

Sheep-

Yarding–3901                 Lambs– 1729                               Sheep– 2172

There was a larger yarding of 3,901 head,with sheep numbers making up the main increase. Around 1,729 lambs were yarded consisting mainly of trade weights and a few pens of light weights. Quality was fairly good, although there was some lambs showing some dryness. The market eased slightly with lambs selling $7/head cheaper and more in places, although odd pens of well finished supplementary fed lambs sold close to firm. Heavy lambs sold to a top of $215, and dorper lambs sold up to $210/head. The few hoggets topped at $140/head. The yarding of mutton was mixed, although there was some good runs of ewes and wethers through the sale. A fair percentage of mutton were shorn. Ewes sold to a top of $224 on a easier market, while wethers sold to $220/head

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

GILGRAIN FARMS

NORTH STAR

DORPER EWES

 

$187

PJ & BJ THOMAS

ELSMORE

XB EWES

 

$160

DK & CF HOGAN

ST GEORGE

XB LAMB

 

$175

SS & JA BALLINGER

DELUNGRA

MERINO RAM LAMB

70.1kg

$150

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