Inverell Market Report 19th April 2016

Cattle: There was a smaller yarding of 987 head this week, consisting of a fair number of vealers, however there was a few less yearlings yarded , while cows were well supplied. The yarding of young cattle was of mixed quality with several runs of well-bred steers and heifers suitable for feeders and backgrounders, along with a few pens of well finished cattle that went to the trade.
The market varied with r-estocker vealer steers selling 6c dearer topping at 336c, while vealer heifers to slaughter were down by 2c/kg. Feeder steers held firm with medium weights averaging 281c, however feeder heifers met limited buyer competition resulting in a price reduction of 7c with medium weights averaging 263c/kg. Trade heifers held firm selling to a top of 303c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows and a few pens of heifers, however there was insufficient numbers of grown steers for a reliable quote. Grown heifers were down by 3c selling to a top of 250c/kg. In the cow market light and medium weights sold firm to 2c dearer, while heavy cows were 5c/kg cheaper. Medium weight cows averaged 194c and heavy cows sold to a top of 208c/kg.

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