Inverell Market Report 10th July 2018

Cattle: There was a penning of an extra 648 to yard 1080 head of very mixed quality cattle on the back of dearer trends from last sale. All categories rose in number, young cattle more so. The regular gallery of buyers, processors, feeders and re-stockers attended. Winter conditions and quality saw weaners experience cheaper trends of 11c to 17c/kg. Numbers of plainer conditioned yearling steers came forward and saw cheaper trends of 12c/kg to re-stockers. Feeder orders operated on the better conditioned light weight steers and these sold to dearer trends of 9c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed also saw rises of 6c and the heavy weights rose by 18c/kg. Light yearling heifers to the trade showed slightly cheaper trends, however, heavy heifers to feed were 8c/kg better. Medium weight heifers to the trade saw rises of 20c/kg. Heavy steers to processors reached 284c, with heavy quality grown heifers seeing a rise in trends of 7c/kg, also to the trade. Light 1 score cows saw dearer trends, as did medium weights. These showed a rise in trends of 30c, with heavy 3 score cows to 9c/kg dearer. High yielding 4 score cows experienced dearer trends of 22c/kg. The quality of the bull offering improved to see the best heavy bulls reach 248c/kg.

Sheep: There was a reduced penning of 1,295 lambs and a slightly increased penning of 1,188 grown sheep for this sale. It included a good yarding of supplementary fed lambs and Dorper sheep. All the regular buyers attended. There was re-stocker competition on light lambs, although most went through the trade. Trade lambs saw dearer trends of $9 to $18, with heavy trade lambs rising $8/head. Heavy lambs also sold to dearer trends of $15/head. Extra heavy lambs topped at $220/head, remaining firm on the last sale. Better condition and limited numbers saw heavy hoggets make $150/head. Light ewes sold to firm trends and medium weight ewes saw a price decrease of $10/head. Heavy Dorper ewes made $170, a cheaper trend of $10/head. There were no crossbred ewes to quote. Medium weight Merino wethers sold to a dearer trend of $5 and heavy wethers were cheaper experiencing a $5/head decrease .

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