Inverell Market Report 15th Nov 2016

Cattle: The number of cattle yarded today was down only slightly for a total of 1,220 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings and a few pens of vealers, while cows dominated the grown cattle section. Quality of the young cattle was good with a large percentage of well finished 2 and 3 score steers and heifers offered, although there were some plain conditioned light weight cattle offered. There were good numbers of light yearlings under 330kg and 330-400kg medium weights. There were also several lots of well-bred cattle through the sale.
Competition was strong, however breed quality on some lines of cattle influenced average prices in some cases. Re-stocker vealer steers were up by 15c topping at 452c, while re-stocker vealer heifers sold to 368c and up to 366c/kg for trade veal. Medium weight feeder steers held firm to average 348c for a top price of 410c/kg. The re-stocker and feeder yearling heifers met a variable market, although the better finished and bred heifers sold on a strong market topping at 337c, while trade yearling heifers topped at 330c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up of a few pens of grown steers and heifers and a good yarding of cows. Grown steers sold to a top of 291c, and heifers topped at 275c/kg. The cow market improved by 8c to 10c/kg, with several runs of heavy, high yielding cows through the sale. Medium weight cows averaged 231c and heavy cows sold to a top of 244c/kg.

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