Cattle: Inverell penned 2,877 mixed quality cattle, an increase of 1,550 head due mostly to the prolonged dry conditions. All categories were represented, with cow numbers dominating at a little under half the penning. The usual buying group attended, along with the regular feeder orders and re-stockers. Vealers to the trade showed cheaper trends of 15c, while plainer types also sold to cheaper trends to be 10c to 15c/kg back. Yearling steers did top at 301c for medium weights to be cheaper by 7c/kg, however, this was not indicative, with numbers of better quality calves not available. Yearling heifers to feed were cheaper by 5c to 10c/kg overall. Better finished grown steers showed slightly dearer trends, these in a minority, with grown heifers’ firm. One pen of better conditioned cows showed a dearer trend of 10c/kg. Again, however, this was not indicative of the market, with most D3 and D4 cows, averaging 5c to 8c easier and light cows to 6c/kg cheaper. Lesser quality, light cows sold to cheaper trends of 15c to 20c/kg. Bulls showed dearer trends of 7c/kg for the better categories.