Inverell Market Report 8th May 2018

Cattle; The number of cattle yarded was down by 500 for a total of 960 head. Yearlings and cows made up the largest percentage of the yarding. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a fair penning of weaners, and yearlings were well supplied, with both steers and heifers well represented. Quality was very mixed with most cattle in plain 1 and 2 score condition, however there was several runs of wellbred cattle through the sale.  Buyers were very selective in their purchases, with plain conditioned and mixed bred cattle struggling to attract much interest. The market was generally easier with restocker weaner steers down by 30c, selling to 253c, while weaner heifers sold to a top of 220c/kg. Feeder steers were 14c cheaper to average 251c, topping at 269c/kg. Feeder heifers, however went against the market trend to hold firm, selling to 263c for an average of 241c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good supply of cows and a fair penning of heifers, while there were insufficient numbers of grown steers for a quote. Grown heifers held firm selling to 222c/kg. The cow market was down by 10c to 20c, with a large number of plain conditioned cows through the sale. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 170c and heavy cows sold to a top of 187c/kg.

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