Inverell Market Report 23 February 2016

CATTLE: There were only a few less cattle penned for a total of 1,188 head, down 96 from the previous sale. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, a few pens of vealers and cows made up the largest portion of the grown cattle section. Quality of the young cattle was good, with several pens of well finished 2 and 3 scores, along with some good runs of well-bred cattle suitable for feeder and re-stocker buyers.
The market was generally strong although re-stocker vealer steers were slightly easier selling to a top of 351c, while vealer heifers were down by 10c/kg. Heifers to slaughter topped at 312c and re-stocker heifers topped at 322c/kg. Feeder and re-stocker yearling steers were up by 2c to 5c, with medium weight feeder steers averaging 318c and re-stocker steers to a top of 346c/kg. The few yearling heifers that went to the trade sold to a top of 313c, while feeder heifers gained 5 cents selling to 318c and light re-stocker heifers to 335c/kg.
The number of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a small penning of grown steers and heifers. The market held generally firm, with grown steers selling to a top of 278c and heifers top 267c/kg. In the cow market the medium weight cows averaged 220c, while heavy weight sold to a top of 235c/kg.

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