Market Report 4 December

4th Dec 2018

Cattle- 1830

There was a sharp increase in numbers, with an influx of yearlings. Cows were also well supplied. The quality of the young cattle was very mixed, with some good lines of well bred cattle suitable to restock and feed. The condition of the majority of the young cattle was on the lower end of the condition scores. There were very few well finished young cattle to satisfy processor requirements. There was an increased supply of heavy grown steers, while cows were represented by most of the condition scores. Market trends through the young cattle varied. Light weight yearling steers to restockers sold on a firm to slightly cheaper market trend, with buyers hesitant in the face of the hot dry conditions prevailing. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers suitable to feed attracted increased competition, selling firm to a shade dearer. The increased numbers of yearling steers also brought about some quality variation that affected some average prices. The light weight yearling heifers to restockers followed a similar trend to that of the steer portion, selling from firm to slightly cheaper. Heifers suitable to feed were firm to slightly dearer. Well finished heavy grown steers attracted strong processor competition, however no market comparison is possible due to the lack of comparable cattle at the previous sale. The cow market saw cheaper trends throughout, with the better heavy weights easing as much as 10c to 12c/kg. An increased supply of bulls saw heavy weights sell to cheaper trends.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

GLEN & MELINDA PARTRIDGE

GUM FLAT

STEERS

271.20

485kg

$1315

GRANT PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

STEERS

279.20

527kg

$1471

R & L TURNER

BUNDARRA

STEERS

291.20

465kg

$1442

NATTAI INVESTMENTS

WOODSTOCK

STEERS

303.20

342kg

$1039

TM & VE TURVEY

GOONDIWINDI

STEERS

290

467kg

$1355

WALLY RAE CATTLE CO

GLEN INNES

STEERS

294.20

358kg

$1055

RAY TANNER

INVERELL

STEERS

308.20

333kg

$1027

EASY STOCK

GOONDIWINDI

STEERS

311.20

274kg

$854

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

HEIFERS

259.20

463kg

$1200

BURINGAL GRAZING

WANDSWORTH

HEIFERS

274.20

517kg

$1418

LARPINTA INVESTMENTS

NULLAMANNA

HEIFERS

280.20

363kg

$1017

GLENAYR PASTORAL CO

BINGARA

COWS

228

577kg

$1316

TM & VE TURVEY

GOONDIWINDI

COWS

226.20

516kg

$1168

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