Inverell Market Report 7th November 2017

Cattle: Similar numbers today of 1,318 head of good quality cattle. Vealer numbers were the same, while yearlings showed a slight decrease. Grown heifer numbers lifted and the cow penning doubled week-on-week. All processors and feeder operators were in place. Limited numbers of vealers sold to dearer trends with quality lifting, the best of the steers sold to re-stockers, 20c/kg dearer from last day. The heifer portion sold to firm trends. Steer yearlings generally showed cheaper trends with the bigger, heavier drafts of last week absent. There were, however good lines of feeders available. These categories were back 13c for the light feeders, medium feeders firm and the heavier portion also cheaper 10c to 15c/kg. The lighter drafts of heifer yearlings also showed cheaper trends of 9c/kg.  Limited numbers of grown steers showed firm trends, while an increase of grown heifers sold to dearer trends of up to 20c/kg. Cows again were a standout in numbers which doubled. There was a slight reduction in price for the lighter end, but there were big lines of heavy well finished cows and these showed firm to slightly dearer trends. Bulls were similar in numbers, but slightly cheaper.

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