Inverell Market Report 4th April 2016

Cattle: A full trading week and the continuing dry weather helped to contribute to the larger yarding of 1528 head of cattle this week. Yearlings made up a large percentage of the yarding, along with a fair penning of vealers and a good yarding of cows. The yarding of young cattle was of mixed quality, with several lots of cattle starting to show some dryness, however there was several pens of well finished cattle offered. There was increased numbers of lighter weight yearlings through the sale.
Overall the market was cheaper. Re-stocker vealer steers sold 15c cheaper, with light weights selling to a top of 342c/kg. Vealer heifers to slaughter were down by 14c, topping at 290c/kg. The odd trade yearling steer topped at 305c, while feeder and re-stocker yearling steers were down by 10c to 18c, with medium weight feeder steers averaging 293c and re-stockers topped at 309c/kg. Trade yearling heifers sold to 301c, while feeder heifers were back by 13c, selling to 285c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of a good supply of cows, and a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to 256c and feeders to 287c, while grown heifers sold to a top of 255c/kg. The cow market was stronger by 4c to 5c for the medium weights to average 213c, however heavy cows sold firm to slightly easier selling to a top of 222c/kg.

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