Market Report 31 July

31st Jul 2018

Cattle– 1614 

An increased yarding of almost 30% saw young cattle and bull numbers improve. There was a general decrease in quality and condition, due to the season, with the district receiving very little rainfall over the weekend. The usual gallery of buyers were present, although feedlot operators lacked interest, remaining relatively inactive due to the condition of animals on offer. A return of a restocker orders from north of the border saw larger numbers of steers and heifers move in that direction. Quality and condition saw cheaper trends for weaner cattle, for both steers and heifers, decreasing to approximately 40c/kg. Alternatively, the trade saw prices for young veal improve 11c/kg. Yearling steers to feed also sold to cheaper trends of 28c/kg. However, light weight steers sold to slightly dearer trends, increasing 5c/kg. Light weight heifers saw slightly cheaper trends, easing 7c/kg to restocker orders, but mostly sold to substantially lesser values. Drafts of younger, plainer conditioned cattle sold for under 100c/kg. Grown heifers saw cheaper trends, easing 6c/kg. The quality of the cow penning saw cheaper trends through that category. Despite this, restocker interest saw a firm trend. Medium weight 2 score cows decreased 22c/kg, as did the heavy weight offering. The limited number of 4 score cows also sold to cheaper trends of 38c/kg. The bull penning doubled, increasing 11c/kg for the heavy better finished bulls.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

STEERS

231.20

440kg

$1017

WAMERAWA PASTORAL CO

MYALL CREEK

STEERS

245.20

294kg

$722

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

235

444kg

$1043

MAIDS VALLEY PARTNERSHIP

GLEN INNES

HEIFERS

273.20

527kg

$1177

BARONA DOWNS

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

234.20

373kg

$875

COORANGA PASTORAL CO

YETMAN

VLR HEIFERS

240.20

252kg

$605

JWB SAUNDERS

INVERELL

COWS

199.20

577kg

$1150

KURRAJONG PARTNERSHIP

MYALL CREEK

COWS

205

530kg

$1086

 

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