Inverell Market Report 29th November 2016

Cattle: Numbers remained steady for a yarding of 1,500 head. Yearlings made up the largest percentage of the yarding, and there was also a good supply of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a small penning of vealers, while the offering of yearlings was a more mixed quality line up of steers and heifers, both in terms of condition and breed, although there were some good runs of well-bred cattle through the sale.
Overall, the market varied with most sales losing last week’s gains. Re-stocker vealer steers were 20c cheaper selling to a top of 425c/kg. Feeder steers were firm to 3c cheaper topping at 363c, to average 345c, while re-stocker and background steers were down by 10c to 15c, selling to 390c/kg. The few trade yearling heifers sold to a top of 327c/kg. Feeder heifers were 15c cheaper selling to a top of 329c and re-stockers sold to 338c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a small penning of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to a top of 287c and heifers sold to 285c/kg. The cow market was down by 8c to 10c, with 3 score cows averaging 225c and heavy cows sold to a top of 242c/kg.

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