Inverell Market Report 6th September 2016

Cattle: There were a few more cattle yarded this week for a total of 816 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, while there was an increased number of cows. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with the largest percentage of steers and
heifers off crop. There were several pens of well-bred cattle that were suitable for feeders and backgrounders.
The market varied at times with re-stocker weaner steers selling to a top of 440c, while re-stocker vealer heifers topped at 381c/kg. Trade cattle met keen demand from wholesalers and butchers with yearling steers selling to a top of 325c, and yearling heifers topped at 345c/kg. Feeder steers were 10c cheaper topping at 398c to average 376c, while feeder heifers were down by 15c to average 344c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a few pens of grown steers and heifers, along with a good offering of cows. Competition was strong with grown steers selling to a top of 337c and heifers topped at 334c/kg. Medium weight cows were 6c dearer to average 251c, while heavy cows saw little change selling to a top of 276c/kg.

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