Inverell Market Report 12th April 2016

Cattle: There were a few less cattle yarded this week for a total of 1,343 head. The yarding consisted of a fair penning of vealers, while yearlings made up a large percentage of the yarding and cows were well supplied. Quality of the young cattle was mixed with some good runs of well bred cattle suitable for feeders and backgrounders. There were also some well finished vealers and yearlings that went to the trade however there was an increased number of light plain cattle offered. Competition was weaker with restocker vealer steers selling 3c to 4c cheaper selling to a top of 319c/kg. Vealer heifers to slaughter sold firm to slightly dearer toping at 310c/kg. Yearling steers were down by 8c to 13c with restocker and feeder steers selling from 260c to 308c, medium weight feeders averaged 280c/kg. Trade yearling heifers were down by 9c, although an outstanding heifer sold to a top of 320c/kg. Feeder heifers were firm to slightly easier toping at 276c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows and a few grown heifers that sold to a top of 265c/kg. The cow market was down by 12c to 20c, although plain cows were less affected. Medium weight cows averaged 192c and heavy cows sold to a top of 210c/kg.Local sales: M Doak steers 300c/kg 300kg $900

Sheep: In the Sheep and Lamb section 4300 were yarded, 1400 more than 2 weeks ago. We saw trade lambs fully firm. Heavy lambs made to a top of $136. Mutton was $3 to $5 dearer to a top of $92. Dorper Lambs to a top of $150. Local sales: J Hyatt dorper mutton $71.60

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