Inverell Market Report 24th October 2017

Cattle: Numbers were down only slightly for a yarding of 904 head. Young cattle made up the largest percentage of the yarding, while there was a fair supply of grown cattle. Quality of the young cattle was good with mainly well finished 2 and 3 score yearlings offered. There were also several runs of well-bred cattle throughout the sale that were keenly sought by feeders and backgrounders. Competition was stronger as feeder steers sold up to 18c dearer, the medium weights averaged 315c/kg. Heavy feeder steers were up by 10c to average 295c/kg. Feeder heifers also met a stronger market and sold to 292c and re-stockers to 323c/kg. Trade yearling heifers sold to 295c/kg.  The yarding of export cattle consisted of some odd grown steers, several lines of well finished grown heifers, while cows were in limited supply. Quality was good with predominantly well finished cattle offered. Grown steers sold to 279c/kg. The very good offering of grown heifers was 10c dearer selling to 274c/kg. Most of the cows were medium and heavy 3 and 4 scores that were 7c dearer and sold from 219c to 235c/kg. Bulls topped at 267c/kg.

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