Market Report 3 March 2020

3rd Mar 2020

Cattle– 916

Numbers increased slightly with a mixed quality penning, and with a good selection of supplement fed cattle, including cows. Most categories experienced cheaper price trends throughout, due to a reduction in quality from last sale. There was softer feeder competition, however there was strong demand on light weight restocker cows. Not all processors were present, and the result for slaughter cows was cheaper. Vealer steers and heifers saw solid competition from restock interest, to improve in price by 9c to 20c/kg. However light weight feeder steers experienced cheaper trends due to a reduction in quality, and eased in price by 17c/kg. Steers to the restockers also lost ground to ease in price by 12c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold to dearer trends, to improve by up 15c/kg. Plain conditioned heifers saw significant falls in price, and the medium weight feeders were the least affected to be 5c/kg cheaper. Grown heifers to processors sold to a dearer trend of 11c/kg. Light weight cows to restockers experienced strong demand to gain up to 10c/kg. However demand fell on the medium weights to processors, to ease by 7c/kg. The heavy D2 and D3 cows to processors eased in price by 2c to 5c/kg. The better bulls were dearer, to gain up 6c/kg.

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

RK & KM NEWBERRY

GLEN INNES

STEERS

474.20

161.8kg

$767.34

I H V PTY LTD

GLEN INNES

STEERS

442.20

222.5kg

$983.90

WILTNUGA PROPERTIES

GLEN INNES

STEERS

410.20

380kg

$1558.76

FM & JE WOODHOUSE

MT RUSSELL

STEERS

357.20

401.7kg

$1434.75

RK & KM NEWBERRY

GLEN INNES

HEIFERS

402.20

174.4kg

$701.34

JW SMITH PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

381.20

381.7kg

$1454.91

D & K SUTTON

GUYRA

HEIFERS

352.20

401.9kg

$1415.40

JW SMITH PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

COWS

280

583.3kg

$1633.33

JW SMITH PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

BULL

309.20

925kg

$2860.10

Sheep

Yarding–  463                 Lambs– 105                    Sheep–  358

A very small penning of 358 sheep and 105 lambs precluded an accurate market, however the market overall saw cheaper trends for lambs and sheep dearer. All the regular buyers were present. Trade lambs saw a dearer trend, up $11/head. Quality and weight saw heavy trades significantly cheaper, as did the heavy lambs. Weight was back on the extra heavy lambs, seeing a reduction of $8/head. Hoggets sold to dearer trend with better weights involved. Grown sheep were mostly dearer with better weights offered. Medium weights saw a substantial rise with heavy crossbreds to $190/head. Merino rams sold to $140 and young Dorper ewes sold to $143/head

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

G & M ROSSITER

MUNGINDI

XB EWE

 

$190

W & B MUDFORD

GUM FLAT

DORPER EWE

 

$175

G & M ROSSITER

MUNGINDI

XB LAMB

41.5kg

$160

M HOPE

DELUNGRA

RAM

 

$110

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