Market Report 25 September

25th Sep 2018

Cattle970HEAD

There was limited rainfall and numbers increased, offering a mostly plain quality penning. Once again, young cattle dominated the offering and the number of cows on offer doubled this week. A limited selection of grain assisted yearling cattle were offered. The usual gallery of processors were present and there was a slight increase of 1 and 2 score cows offered. There was also competition from restocker and feeder competition, with interest in restocker heifers going North over the Border. The lines of late weaners received reduced competition, meaning prices decreased by 4c to 12c/kg for steer and heifer sales. In addition, yearling steers to restock and feed sold to cheaper trends as values decreased over 20c/kg, with quality being a major factor. However, medium trade steers saw dearer trends of 14c/kg. Additionally, the better heavy trade heifers experienced dearer trends, making 8c/kg more than last week. Medium weight heifers to feed sold to dearer trends of 4c/kg. Alternatively, lack of quality in drafts of restocker heifers saw some grades decrease by 11c/kg. There were few grown heifers on offer as prices eased 4c/kg. There were no grown steers to quote. 1 score cows sold 9c dearer, with 2 scores increasing by 4c/kg. 3 and 4 score cows sold to cheaper trends of 5c/kg. Limited numbers and decreased quality saw bull prices ease slightly in value.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

EC WITHERS & CO

WARIALDA

STRS

249.2

321

800.00

S & D McCABE

AIRLIE BRAKE

STRS

251.2

257

646.00

L A CAITHNESS

TEXAS

STRS

232.2

182

424.00

ARALUEN PASTORAL

GOONDIWINDI

HFRS

247.2

495

1223.00

E C WITHERS & CO

WARIALDA

HFRS

248.2

257

637.00

IRWIN & DUFTY

BINGARA

HFRS

243.2

275

669.00

ARALUEN PASTORAL

GOONDIWINDI

COWS

249.2

590

1470.00

E C WITHERS & CO

WARIALDA

COWS

248.2

455

1129.00

JW SMITH PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

COWS

235.0

550

1293.00

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