Market Report 24 July

24th Jul 2018

Cattle-

Yarding– 1125

Numbers were back by 415 head to an offering of 1,125, mostly plainer quality cattle, due to the deteriorating local conditions. The penning saw drafts of early weaned calves and a slight rise in yearling heifers. The regular buyers were in attendance, although competition was reduced. Weaner steers saw cheaper trends of 6c to restockers, while restocker heifers sold to dearer trends of 19c/kg. Restocker yearlings saw cheaper trends of 21c to 26c for both light weight steers and heifers, with the medium weight steers firm on last week to average 278c/kg. Quality variations saw medium weight heifers sell to cheaper trends of 28c/kg. The trade took heifers, also to cheaper trends of 16c/kg. Numbers of grown steers and heifers were also reduced and these both saw cheaper trends. One score cows saw cheaper prices to restockers and down 10c/kg to the trade. Medium weight two score cows also saw cheaper trends of 25c/kg. Quality downgraded the heavy cow offering and saw decreases of 26c/kg. Heavy bulls eased by 5c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

HIGHFIELD PASTORAL CO

GLEN INNES

STEERS

246.20

695kg

$1712

SCOTNIA GRAZING

BINGARA

STEERS

279.20

346kg

$967

GRANT PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

STEERS

263.20

472kg

$1243

JOSH & WADE STEWART

GUM FLAT

STEERS

230

236kg

$543

GRANT PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

271.20

352kg

$956

MITIAMO PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

240

368kg

$885

R & S DAVIS

GRAVESEND

HEIFERS

220

253kg

$556

R & S DAVIS

GRAVESEND

COWS

224.20

622kg

$1395

KEERA LANDS

BINGARA

COWS

222.20

620kg

$1377

GRANT PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

229.20

568kg

$1302

GRANT PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

180

456kg

$822


Sheep-

Yarding– 2330              Lambs– 1170              Sheep–1160 

Heavy lambs saw substantial increases in a much improved sheep and lamb market. There was a generally dearer trend throughout, with good numbers of heavy and supplementary fed lambs available. All the regular operators were present. Limited numbers of light lambs saw dearer trends of $15/head, with most going to the trade. Trade lambs formed a major part of the market and also sold to dearer trends, with lambs being up to $27/head dearer than a fortnight ago. Medium lambs saw firm trends for the most part, with prices up to $8/head dearer. Heavy lambs saw trends of $20 dearer, with a pen of an extra heavy lambs weighing 76kg topping at $270/head. Hoggets sold to $130/head. Light ewes were $10/head dearer, with heavy ewes also dearer, seeing some very solid drafts coming forward. Crossbred ewes made to $185 and Dorpers to $145, up to $15/head dearer. Merino wethers carrying a good skin made to $200 and crossbred wethers were $25 dearer, selling to $180/head. British rams made to $50/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

FJ THOMPSON & SONS

ASHFORD

XB LAMBS

58kg

$180

WARD LLOYD WARD

BEN LOMOND

XB LAMBS

46.80kg

$160

LANGDON & MCKINNON

NARRABRI

XB LAMBS

47kg

$148

J & W STOBIE

BARRABA

XB SHEEP

 

$180

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