Market Report 4 February 2020

4th Feb 2020

Cattle– 912

There was a 30% rise in the offering, with a good selection of supplementary fed young cattle, and a good lift in cow quality. One exporter was absent, however there was a spike in competition in the feeder and backgrounder section of the offering. Limited young cattle numbers saw yearling steers make to 372c, with the yearling heifer portion substantially dearer reaching 354c/kg. Both these classes sold to restock and background interest. Light and medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to a much dearer trend, to gain 24c to 43c/kg. Supplementary fed trade steers were also dearer, with medium weights up to 37c better, and heavy weights 13c/kg dearer. Local backgrounders stepped into the yearling heifers, and paid up to 329c/kg. Supplement fed yearling heifers saw rises of 25c/kg. Both grown steers and heifers experienced considerable rises. The big improvement was in the cow offering. Light weight cows to feed saw rises of 30c/kg. Light weight cows saw dearer price trends of up to 27c/kg. Medium weight cows to processors were much dearer, and restocker classes received a rise of 21c/kg. Heavy well finished cows saw rises of 23c to 30c, with top cows making to 295c/kg. Bulls were up to 18c/kg better.

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

JWB SAUNDERS

INVERELL

STEERS

340.20

260kg

$884.52

JWB SAUNDERS

INVERELL

HEIFERS

326.20

335kg

$1092.77

LOWTHER PASTORAL CO

ASHFORD

HEIFERS

324.20

207.9kg

$673.87

AL & ED UEBERGANG P/SHIP

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

317.20

492kg

$1560.62

R & TL DIGBY

BINGARA

BULL

289.20

815kg

$2356.98

Sheep

Yarding– 1957                             Lambs–  1000                 Sheep–  957

There were 1,000 mostly good quality lambs offered, along with 957 grown sheep. Heavy lambs dominated the penning, eventuating in a rise in trends for those classes and, as well as the trade lambs. Store lamb buyers were also active. All the regular buyers were present. Young lambs saw dearer trends of 12/head. Light restocker lambs sold to much dearer trends, topping at $149/head. Trade lambs saw trends rise $15 to $23/head. Medium weights also sold to dearer trends of $25/head, with heavy lambs seeing significant rises. Extra heavy lambs also sold to a dearer trend, up to $30/head better. Hoggets sold to $182/head. Light ewes were $14 dearer, while medium weights sold $10 to $20/head dearer. First Cross made to $160 and Dorpers made to $155/head. Heavy crossbreds were $33 dearer, while the best wethers sold to $200/head. Heavy rams sold to $120/head.

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

MATTHEW HOPE

DELUNGAR

XB LAMBS

62.5kg

$233

JOEL BULTITUDE

ASHFORD

XB LAMBS

44.4kg

$146

MILLER & WILLIAN

DELUNGRA

DORPER LAMBS

44.8kg

$165

WAYNE LOWE

GRAMAN

XB HOGGET

59.5kg

$182

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