Market Report 8 January

8th Jan 2019

Cattle-

Yarding– 1612

Inverell numbers increased by 296 head for the first sale of 2019. The penning consisted of good numbers of quality feeder cattle, and a very good selection of cows. All the regular processors attended and operated, as well as feeder operators north and south of the border, bidding with confidence. Limited vealers and weaners saw restricted demand, selling to cheaper trends of 8c/kg, and more in places for lesser quality drafts. Light feeder steers experienced dearer trends of 3c, while restockers and backgrounder interest saw an increase of 8c/kg. Medium weight steers saw firm trends. Yearling heifers to feed sold to dearer trends of 10c, and trade operators increased those categories by 5c/kg. These quotes relate to the previous market three weeks ago. Grown steers held firm, while the well finished grown heifers sold firm to slightly dearer trends of 5c/kg, with the improved quality prevailing. Light cows sold to firm trends, while well finished, high yielding cows saw an increase of 13c/kg. A mixed quality bull offering saw trends cheaper than last sale, selling to 233c/kg

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

ELM GROVE CATTLE CO

GUYRA

STEERS

271.20

625kg

$1695

ELM GROVE CATTLE CO

GUYRA

STEERS

303.20

503kg

$1526

K & R MASON P/SHIP

INVERELL

STEERS

305.20

393kg

$1201

KG MASON

INVERELL

STEERS

302

407kg

$1231

ELM GROVE CATTLE CO

GUYRA

HEIFERS

283.20

357kg

$1013

KEERA LANDS

BINGARA

HEIFERS

260.20

492kg

$1280

BRIAN DAVIS

WARIALDA

HEIFERS

269.20

333kg

$896

CLYDE GARDNER

YALLAROI

VLR HFRS

270.20

260kg

$702

ELLIS FAMILY

GUM FLAT

VLR HFRS

269.20

244kg

$658

ELM GROVE CATTLE CO

GUYRA

COWS

218

754kg

$1339

RUSTY CO PTY LTD

GRAGIN PEAK

COWS

226.20

634kg

$1434

BAROMA DOWNS PAST CO

BINGARA

COWS

228

549kg

$1251

SR & SM WOODWARD

MT RUSSELL

COWS & CALVES

 

 

$880

Sheep-

Yarding– 2642                Lambs–  842                   Sheep– 1800

Numbers decreased for the New Year sale to 2,642 sheep and lambs. Lamb quality was quite good, with better numbers of trade lambs, although less numbers of new season drafts. Most grades saw cheaper trends, with the exception of light weight ewes that were slightly dearer. The usual buying group attended. Young lamb saw cheaper trends of $3, with the converse happening to light trades that were $3/head dearer. Trade lambs sold to cheaper trends of $14/head, as did the heavy lambs that also sold cheaper. A single extra heavy lamb made to $202/head. Medium weight ewes sold to a dearer trend of $5, however quality saw the heavier drafts sell to cheaper trends of $10/head. Heavy wethers sold to $122 and crossbred rams reached $40/head

Vendor

District

Stock

kg

$

I & B DUNCAN

LITTLE PLAIN

MERINO EWES

 

$92

MOSSGROVE P/SHIP

GRAMAN

MERINO EWES

 

$64

GJ & MF BEARD

BUNDARRA

MERINO EWES

 

$76

WAYNE LOWE

GRAMAN

DOHNE LAMBS

52.5kg

$136

MILLLER & WILLIAN

WARIALDA

DORPER LAMBS

53kg

$152

RJ & M MAUNDER

PALLAMALLAWA

DORPER LAMBS

42.6kg

$146

SR & SM WOODWARD

MT RUSSELL

DORPER LAMBS

42.1kg

$135

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