Market Report 26 March

26th Mar 2019

Cattle– 1115

Numbers were similar, with the offering consisting of limited supplies of supplementary fed yearlings, along with a very useful penning of cows. The overall trends were dearer for any of the quality offering, although there were numbers of plainer quality cattle available. Cows saw significant rises throughout, owing to strong competition from a full field of buyers. Weaners to backgrounders sold to dearer trends of up to 40c for the steer portion and 50c/kg for the heifer drafts. The trade vealers also sold to significant rises. Medium weight yearling steers saw dearer trends of 13c and similar weight heifers sold to dearer trends of 20c/kg. The plainer drafts of steers and heifers still struggled to rise above the 200c/kg mark. Grown steers were stronger by 12c, with the heifer portion also dearer, in excess of 50c/kg, purchased by the trade. Light cows were a standout with the trade taking substantial drafts, to see rises of 30c/kg. Cows to restock and feed saw similar rises, with some processors sending cows to the paddock to secure product for future use and feed operators endeavouring to finish cows for later turnover. Trends for 3 and 4 score cows rose in the order of 40c to 50c/kg. Heavy bulls saw rises of 40c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

THOMPSON FAMILY TRUST

NORTH STAR

STEERS

285.20

466kg

$1330

GINEROI PAST CO

WARIALDA

STEERS

295.20

379kg

$1119

DEAN SMITH

SWANBROOK

STEERS

280

345kG

$966

THOMPSON FAMILY TRUST

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

269.20

390kg

$1049

GINEROI PAST CO

WARIALDA

HEIFERS

248.20

336kg

$835

RATHKEALE PAST CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

223.20

268kg

$600

K & M MCMASTER

WARIALDA

COWS

245.20

580kg

$1422

DA & NG ROBERTS

BUNDARRA

COWS

229.20

507kg

$1163

MJ & RD HICKEY

ARMIDALE

COWS

235.20

513kg

$1206

JA LANGAN

UPPER HORTON

STORE COWS

178.20

481kg

$858

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