Market Report 30 October

30th Oct 2018

Cattle-

Yarding– 1232

Numbers doubled and quality lifted, particularly in the young cattle section, with feeders and backgrounders competing strongly for the better bred categories. Again, there were several pens of grain assisted yearlings on offer. The cow penning increased slightly and saw trends decrease despite all processors being present. There was an extra processor after an absence, along with an extra feed lotter. Limited weaners were on offer as opposed to last week and these sold to similar trends. An improvement in quality saw light yearling steers sell mostly to backgrounders for dearer trends of 20c/kg, with restockers also competing. Feeders also experienced dearer trends of over 20c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed saw better trends of 7c, while heavy trade steers improved by 3c/kg .Limited drafts of good quality trade heifers sold to trends of up to 20c/kg better. A variation in quality saw some drafts of secondary heifers sell 4c to 10c/kg back, however most sold to dearer trends. Heavy grown steers sold to trends of 16c better, as did heifers reaching 18c/kg dearer. Cows experienced cheaper trends, with light 1 and 2 score cows 19c/kg back. The better yielding heavy cows saw values ease by 13c/kg. Bulls sold to cheaper trends of up to 17c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

ST JOSEPHS SCHOOL

BARRABA

STEERS

292.20

460kg

$1344

CA & JA CLARK

KINGS PLAINS

STEERS

297.20

438kg

$1301

HILLTOP PARTNERSHIP

BARRABA

STEERS

291.20

325kg

$948

AS KENNEDY

ELSMORE

STEERS

316.20

266kg

$843

DAVID FAMILY

BUNDARRA

HEIFERS

278.20

449kg

$1249

BAYMAK PASTORAL CO

WARIALDA

HEIFERS

270

435kg

$1174

HILLTOP PARTNERSHIP

BARRABA

HEIFERS

275.20

371kg

$1022

AL & ED UEBERGANG

NORTHSTAR

COWS

258

577kg

$1488

Sheep-

Yarding– 3627               Lambs– 2251                  Sheep–1376

The penning increased by 1,263 lambs and 951 extra grown sheep. The lamb quality improved, leading to a dearer trend throughout, although the sheep quality decreased, seeing a cheaper market. All the regular buyers attended, with limited restocker competition. Limited numbers of new season lambs were penned, with no real comparison on the sale two weeks ago. Light old lambs sold to dearer trend of $9, while light trade lambs sold $15/head better than last market. Trade lambs saw a dearer trend of up to $26, with heavy lambs seeing increases of $13/head. Extra heavy lambs sold to dearer trends of $15 to top at $221/head. Hoggets were cheaper, easing $6/head on last sale. Light 2 score ewes sold to slightly dearer trends of $3, with medium weight ewes seeing a cheaper market of $2, opposed to heavy ewes that were $10/head cheaper. There were no wethers last sale, however this sale they made from $110 to $150/head, carrying a forward wool growth. Rams made to $75/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

WAYNE LOWE

GRAMAN

DOHNE LAMBS

50.20kg

$164

RJ HUGHES

BUNDARRA

DORPER LAMBS

50.10kg

$165

CA & JA CLARK

KINGS PLAINS

XB LAMBS

48.20kg

$155

JOE & CHARLIE MCKINNON

BUNDARRA

DORPER LAMBS

41.80kg

$148

G & M ROSSITER

MUNGINDI

XB LAMBS

47.60kg

$147

LONE PINE AG

NULLAMANNA

MERINO WETHERS

 

$110

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