Market Report 26 May 2020

26th May 2020

Cattle– 1156

Numbers increased sharply, with cows in the ascendancy of 700 head. That market varied with the absence of one exporter and the gain of one more. However, of the remaining exporters, only three operated. The balance of the regular buyers were present and operating. Lack of numbers and quality saw steer weaners sell to cheaper trends. Very light heifer weaners also sold to cheaper trends, with light heifers selling to a dearer trend of 13c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg sold to a cheaper trend of 22c,while light and medium weight steers sold to dearer trends of 9c to 11c/kg. Trade heifers saw dearer trends, upwards of 15c to 30c/kg. Light feeder heifers saw no change to sell to firm trends. Heavy steers to feed were back 20c, while grown heifers saw a rise of 19c/kg. Light trade cows were dearer, with the medium drafts up to 9c/kg better. With limited competition from exporters, heavy cow trends varied with heavy two score cows 5c better and the heavy D3 and D4 cows to 4c/kg back. A plainer bull offering saw averages for the heavy bulls back 9c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

MORONEY PARTNERSHIP

GLEN INNES

STEERS

486.20

253.50

$1232.33

M & L GODLEE

GOONDIWINDI

STEERS

442.20

322.50

$1426.10

M & L GODLEE

GOONDIWINDI

HEIFERS

379.20

287.80

$1091.25

BRC & JJ JONES

MOREE

HEIFERS

360.20

305.00

$1098.61

M & D WORGAN

INVERELL

HEIFERS

348.20

565.00

$1967.33

JA LANGAN

BINGARA

COWS

311.20

610.00

$1898.32

HILLTOP PARTNERSHIP

BINGARA

COWS

305.00

622.50

$1898.63

BR & SM ANDERSON

GLEN INNES

COWS

299.20

558.10

$1669.91

HILLTOP PARTNERSHIP

BINGARA

BULLS

294.00

1060.00

$3116.40

Sheep

Yarding–  1085                           Lambs–  600                   Sheep–  485

Numbers reduced this fortnight to 600 lambs and 485 grown sheep. Lamb weight and quality lifted to eventuate in a dearer market with good demand from the regular buyers. There was one pen of late, light new season lambs going to the trade. Light lambs sold to the trade at dearer trends. Trade lambs sold to dearer trends of up to $20/head on last sale. Similarly, heavy trades were dearer, as were heavy lambs, selling $6 to $10/head better. Extra heavy lamb weights improved to see the top pen sell to $299/head. Hoggets were slightly cheaper, back $30/head for the better drafts. Light and medium ewes were $20 to $30 better, topping at $268/head for Dorper ewes. Cross bred wethers topped at $200/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

BEEF CO PTY LTD

MOREE

XB LAMB

43.90

$178

R & TL DIGBY

BINGARA

DORPER LAMB

50.60

$219

BEEF CO PTY LTD

MOREE

SHEEP

 

$240

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