Inverell Market Report 18th October 2016

Cattle: The number of cattle yarded was down slightly for a total of 1,124 head. Compared to last week the yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings and a few more vealers, while cows dominated the grown cattle. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with several runs of well-bred steers and heifers suitable for re-stockers and feeders, along with some plainer grade cattle through the sale.
Overall the market was cheaper with re-stocker vealer steers selling 15c cheaper topping at 428c, while trade vealer heifers sold to a top of 388c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers, 330kg the 400kg, were down by 18c topping at 378c, to average 368c/kg. The few C3 trade yearling heifers were down by 6c ranging from 323c to 360c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers, 330kg to 400kg, lost 14c, to average 343c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a smaller penning of grown steers and heifers, while the cow supply was well down. The grown steers were down by 4c topping at 325c and grown heifers sold to a top of 288c/kg. Not all buyers operated in the cow market this week, resulting in a fall of 13c to 20c/kg, with the heavy cows most affected. Medium weight 3 score cows, 400kg to 520kg, averaged 244c, while 4 score cows sold to a top of 258c/kg. Next sheep and cattle sale 25th October.

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