Market Report 20 March

20th Mar 2018

Cattle

Yarding-  2329

There was a big increase in all categories, with 817 extra cattle yarded in a mixed quality penning. Young cattle numbers dominated along with a good selection of cows and several pens of heavy, good quality grown heifers. All the usual processors attended, along with the regular feeder and restocker orders. Heifer vealers to the trade sold from 260 to 289c/kg. Best steer weaners sold to cheaper trends of 15c for some quality Angus steers, the heifer portion firm to slightly cheaper by 6c/kg. This, however, was not indicative of the heifer market, with sales some plainer grades 8c to 10c/kg back. Yearling steers for the light categories were firm, with medium weight steers being sold to cheaper trends of 7c/kg. Heifers sold to those cheaper trends also, of 9c to 12c/kg. Quality, heavy grown heifers sold to dearer trends, with limited numbers of steers penned for a reliable quote. Cows saw the biggest decline with trends for the heavy categories up to 30c/kg cheaper. Light cows saw declines of 10c/kg, and restocker cows also cheaper.

 

D & N CACIANIGA

GRAVESEND

STRS

296.2

430KG

$1273.00

D & M WINTER

GRAVESEND

STRS

298.2

402KG

1198.00

STODDART PASTORAL CO

GRAGIN PEAK

STRS

296.2

375KG

$1111.00

B C LEADER

INVERELL

STRS

295.2

394KG

$1163.00

W & N BRYANT

GLEN INNES

STRS

310.0

318KG

$986.00

DAVID FAMILY

BUNDARRA

HFRS

262.2

544KG

$1427.00

BAYMAK PASTORAL CO

WARIALDA

HFRS

258.2

461KG

$1191.00

MCWILLIAM FARMING

MOREE

HFRS

264.2

433KG

$1144.00

KESTON PARTNERSHIP

WANDSWORTH

COWS

204.2

680KG

$1388.00

TJ & LA TAYLOR

BARRABA

COWS

210.2

665KG

$1397.00

NAVENA PASTORAL CO

TERRY HIE HIE

COWS

205.0

673KG

$1381.00

Sheep

Yarding-4300             Lambs-1900             Sheep-2400

Inverell penned 1,900 lambs and 2,400 grown sheep, including Dorpers in a mixed quality yarding. Lamb quality improved with numbers of heavy lambs coming forward. Sheep quality also improved and the market saw a general improvement in selling trends. All the regular buyers attended and operated. Light, plain conditioned lambs were in limited numbers and sold mostly to processors, although some did go back to the paddock. Light trade lambs sold to firm trends making $112 to $120, while trade lambs to the processors showed dearer trends of $6/head. There were no medium or heavy lambs last sale so no comparison. However, medium lambs made $152 to $155, and heavy lambs made to $200/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to dearer trends making to $178, with Merinos also selling to dearer trends, light ewes being $5/head better. Wethers sold to dearer trends of $10/head, while light wethers sold firm.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

SS & JA BALLINGER

DELUNGRA

M/EWES

 

105.00

G & T CRISP

INVERELL

XB LAMBS

46.9

122.00

I & B DUNCAN

LITTLE PLAIN

M/HOGGETS

45.5

102.00

GINEROI PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

DORPER LMBS

55.8

155.00

JOE & CHARLIE MCKINNON

BUNDARRA

DORPER LMBS

52.6

140.00

EC WITHERS & CO

BINGARA

DORPER LMBS

47.4

130.00

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