Inverell Market Report 25th October 2016

Cattle: The yarding increased slightly for a total of 1,237 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, while there was a small penning of vealers, and cows were in greater numbers. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with mainly well-bred steers and heifers available for re-stocker and feeder buyers, while there was only an odd vealer and yearlings that went to the trade.
The market was variable with re-stocker cattle selling to a dearer market, with re-stocker vealer steers selling to a top of 438c, re-stocker vealer heifers topped at 399c and light re-stocker yearling steers under 330kg sold up to 428c/kg. Feeder steers, however were down by 10c to average 350c and selling to a top of 369c/kg. The few trade yearling heifers sold to a top of 350c/kg. Feeder heifers were also down by 10c to average 326c, while re-stocker yearling heifers were 8c dearer to average 342c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Most of the grown steers went to feeders, while grown heifers sold to a top of 298c to be down by 7c/kg. The cow market was easier by 10c to 15c with 3 score cows averaging 234c and heavy cows sold to a top of 247c/kg.
Sheep: There was an increase in numbers for both lambs and mutton, for a total yarding of 5,078 head. The yarding of lambs consisted of a good supply of trade weights, and several pens of heavy weights, there was also a fair number of light weight lambs through the sale. Quality was mixed with several runs of well finished lambs, however there was a fair number of light lambs through the sale.
Competition was weaker with trade lambs selling $8 to $10 cheaper, with light lambs losing more in places.
The yarding of mutton was made up of mainly of ewes, along with a few pens of wethers in a mixed quality yarding. The market was generally slightly easier for most sheep. Some local sales G Harper 18 kg wethers $69- A Harper 17 kg wethers $65

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