Market Report 4 August 2020

4th Aug 2020

Cattle– 753

Inverell agents yarded 753 head of cattle which was a increase of over 400. The yarding consisted mainly of yearlings and cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a few pens of weaners steers and heifers, however yearlings were in the majority. Quality was fairly good with the largest percentage of cattle off crop, and there was also mainly well bred cattle through the sale. Competition remained strong with restockers competiting strongly resulting in weaner steers selling to a top of 489c and the heifers to 415c/kg. Feeder and restocker yearling steers held firm with steers selling from 330c to 436c and the heifers followed a similar trend making from 334c to 370c/kg. Trade heifers were keenly sought after selling to a top of 405c/kg. The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows and heifers, along with a few pens of bullocks and steers. Bullocks and steers sold to a top of 344c and the top price for the heifers was 354c/kg. The good offering of cows consisted of several runs of well finished heavy and madium weights, mainly crop finished. The market was firm to slightly dearer with 3 score medium weights averaging 266c, while heavy cows ranged from 276c to 292c/kg. Best of the heavy bulls sold to a top price of 321c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

KEITH & MAUREEN KING

BINGARA

STEERS

384.20

398.3kG

$1530.40

G & DG BRUCE

SHANNONVALE

HEIFERS

405.20

361.7kg

$1464.75

SHARON HILTON

INVERELL

HEIFERS

401.20

320kg

$1283.84

LAURA GALLAGHER

GLEN INNES

HEIFERS

370.20

379.1kg

$1403.39

MUNGLE PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

COWS

290.20

564.4kg

$1638.02

GT, MJ & TG , JA ELLIS

GUM FLAT

COWS

285.00

610.8kg

$1740.88

PC & LT CLARKE

BINGARA

BULLS

321.20

1060kg

$3404.72

Sheep

Yarding–3666                             Lambs–  1527                              Sheep– 2139

There was a yarding of 2,139 head of sheep yarded, of which there was 1,527 lambs penned. The offering of lambs was of generally good quality with the largest percentage crop finished. Light and medium weight lambs under 24kg were in fair numbers, however there was a good percentage of heavy lambs over 30kg. Top price for heavy lambs was $180/head. The smaller sheep numbers were of fairly mixed quality, although there was several pens of well finished ewes and wethers through the sale. The market was generally easier for most classes of mutton

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

G & M BEARD

BUNDARRA

XB LAMBS

57.9kg

$160

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