Market Report 8 February 2022

8th Feb 2022

Cattle– 648

Numbers increased only marginally to see a significant rise in cow numbers, along with an extra exporter after an absence. All other operators were present in a varied market, which offered a mostly good quality penning. The return of a feeder buyer sourcing heavy heifers saw trends for that category improve in price. There was only a very limited offering of weaners, those going to the restocker and the trade. Light weight yearling steers to the paddock, sold firm to dearer trends, of up to 21c kg. The feeder drafts saw cheaper trends, back 10c/kg. The heavy feeders reversed the trend, being 10c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers to the paddock were back by 15c/kg. The light and medium weight heifers were cheaper to feed on, however as with the heavy steers heavy feeder heifers saw a much dearer trend with the advent of an extra operator. Heavy grown steers sold to a dearer trend of 20c to process, and up to 7c/kg to feed on. Grown heifers also much dearer to process. Heavy weight cows to processors sold to dearer trends, with 2 score cows up to 27c/kg better. The 3 and 4 score cows were 4c to 9c/kg dearer. Heavy weight bulls were firm, with light weight yearling bulls to feed on much dearer. Cows and calves $2,560 to $2,800/unit.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

AR & GJ TING

TINGHA

STEERS

450.20

567.14kg

$2553.28

TJ GOLDING

INVERELL

STEERS

406.20

682.50kg

$2772.32

TD WATTERS

GLEN INNES

STEERS

576.20

385kg

$2218.37

LETHBRIDGE BROS

NARRABRI

STEERS

540

470kg

$2538.00

LETHBRIDGE BROS

NARRABRI

HEIFERS

480

480kg

$2304.00

PE & RE CUPITT

BINGARA

HEIFERS

540

425.71kg

$2298.86

AR & GJ TING

TINGHA

HEIFERS

520

400kg

$2080.00

TD WATTERS

GLEN INNES

HEIFERS

704.20

170kg

$1197.14

LETHBRIDGE BROS

NARRABRI

COWS

386.20

654kg

$2525.75

DAN TANNER

WOLLOMOMBI

COWS

380

720kg

$2736.00

Sheep

Yarding– 1680               Lambs– 1380                 Sheep– 300

Inverell penned 1380 lambs and 300 grown sheep. It was a very good quality penning of lambs ,particularly through the heavy lambs. Restockers were competitive, purchasing drafts of Dorper ewe lambs, with all other regular processors present plus those absent through turns of the pandemic. A pen of young lambs were purchased by restockers, the balance of the lamb penning were of old lambs. Trade lambs saw solid rises on sales a fortnight ago. Dearer trends of up $10 to $17 were experienced, while heavy trades sold to $11/head better. Heavy lambs saw rises of $16 better and the extra heavy lambs in excess of 30kg cwt sold $250 to $282/head. Hoggets to $212/head. Restockers competitive on Dorper ewe lambs, these selling $275 to $282/head. A heavy penning of cross bred ewes sold to strong competition, making to $230/head. Restockers also competitive on pens of Dorper ewes $142 to $180/head. Heavy Merino rams to process made $100, crossbreds to $130/head.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

J & S BLAIN

GUM FLAT

DORPER LAMBS

56.50kg

$232

GR & TL CRISP

INVERELL

XB LAMBS

56.67kg

$218

NKP PTY LTD

NORTH STAR

XB EWES

 

$230

ML& KE VIVERS

TINGHA

XB EWES

 

$175

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