Market Report 31 August 2021

31st Aug 2021

Cattle– 651

Numbers reduced only marginally to offer a mostly good quality penning with an increase in weight through the heavy weight processor cattle. Cows presented particularly well, this showing through the improved market. All the regular exporters were present, although not all were purchasing cows. Feeder orders and backgrounders were strong through the purchasers of their requirements. Restockers were strong through the weaner offering. Steers sold to much dearer trends, with very light drafts considerably dearer. The heifer portion sold to a market up to 16c/kg better. Light and medium weight background steers sold to 18c/kg dearer. The feeder drafts were 13c/kg better. The light weight yearling heifer offering saw a slight reduction in prices, with a lack of quality the major factor. The heavy weight feeder heifers saw a dearer trend, while processor heifers were firm. Heavy grown steers to process sold to a dearer market of 17c/kg. Similar heifers were also dearer to be 12c/kg better. The cow market was substantially dearer, with medium weights to 40c/kg better. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows averaged 20c to 30c/kg better. There was a well presented draft of PTIC cows, these going on to the paddock to commence calving close to Christmas, and sold at 452c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold to 3c/kg better, and there was interest in purchasing yearling bulls to feed at 409c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

P & H MACRAE

GLEN INNES

STEERS

423.20

685kg

$2898.92

AC & PA WORGAN

ROB ROY

STEERS

487.20

410kg

$1997.52

PJ & BJ THOMAS

ELSMORE

STEERS

666.20

271.67kg

$1809.84

LOWTHER PASTORAL CO

ASHFORD

STEERS

706.20

190kg

$1341.78

ABARRAK FARMING

PINDAROI

HEIFERS

406.20

576.25kg

$2340.73

DP & LM MCMAHON

BEAULIEU

HEIFERS

604.20

237kg

$1431.95

ABARRAK FARMING

PINDAROI

COWS

395

664kg

$2622.80

ROCKY GLEN AG

BARRABA

PTIC COWS

452.20

532.92kg

$2409.85

Sheep                              Yarding–               Lambs–                           Sheep–

Numbers improved by 2,117 head for a well presented yarding of heavy lambs. All the regular buyers bar one attended with restockers competing on selected drafts. Light young lambs were purchased by restockers with the better finished types going to processors. Similarly restockers competed on plainer types of light trade lambs, selling to rise of $6/head. A large percentage of the trade lambs sold to dearer trends, making from $170 to $214/head. There was no change for the heavy trade lambs selling to a top of $222/head. Heavy lambs sold to dearer trends, with the over 30kg cwt lambs making to $300/head.

With the absence of a major processor, grown sheep saw cheaper trends prevail throughout. Light ewes sold to cheaper trends of $5/head. Similarly, the best of the crossbred ewes sold to $200/head, the same return for Dorper ewes. The best of the wethers sold from $170 to $195/head. Restockers competed on young crossbred ewes depastured to a meat ram for $310/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

B & K MILLER

GUM FLAT

XB LAMBS

58kg

$239

FIBRES AUSTRALIA

CHERRY TREE

XB LAMBS

60.4kg

$235

R & C WEISS

ROB ROY

XB LAMBS

59kg

$230

THOMPSON FAMILY TRUST

NORTH STAR

DORPER LAMBS

61.8kg

$235

DANIELLE FAINT

BARRABA

MERINO WETHERS

 

$195

DANIELLE FAINT

BARRABA

MERINO EWES

 

$175

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