Inverell Market Report 18th July 2017

Cattle: There was a yarding of 791 head which was down by 360 head on last week. The main reduction in the yarding was in the young cattle section, while cow numbers remained steady. The offering of young cattle consisted of several pens of vealers and a good supply of yearlings. Quality was fairly good with the largest percentage of cattle off crop. There were also several pens of well-bred cattle suitable for restockers and feeders. The market improved with restocker weaner steers making to a top of 379c, while trade vealer heifers sold to 318c/kg. Feeder and restocker yearling steers were up by 3c to 10c with feeder steers selling to a top of 350c to average 339c, while light well-bred restocker steers sold to 372c/kg. The offering of well finished 3 score yearling heifers sold firm to a dearer trend and made up to 336c/kg. Feeder heifers gained 10c and sold up to 301c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to a top of 280c and heifers to 271c/kg. The cow market saw medium weight 3 score cows sell 4c dearer to average 214c, while heavy 4 score cows held firm to top at 229c/kg. Heavy bulls continued to sell on a strong market to top at 295c/kg.

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