Cattle: Inverell Agents yarded 1,972 head, easing by 790. Numbers decreased for most categories of cattle, although there was a good supply of young cattle and over 900 cows were sold. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, along with a small offering of weaner steers and heifers. Quality was plain, however there were a few runs of well finished supplementary fed cattle offered. The largest percentage of the yearlings were in the lighter weight categories, and in plain 1 and 2 score condition. Competition was weaker, with a few less buyer orders, and plainer quality also contributed to the harder market. Re-stocker weaner steers eased by 14c, topping at 222c/kg. Feeder and re-stocker yearling steers were 20c to 30c cheaper, with medium weight feeders receiving from 218c to 265c, while heavy feeder steers sold to a top of 281c and re-stocker steers topped at 252c/kg. Re-stocker and feeder yearling heifers experienced the greatest decrease to be 30c to 40c cheaper, while feeders sold from 152c to 220c/kg. The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a fair number of grown heifers and only a small penning of steers. Grown steers sold to a top of 275c/kg to feeders. Grown heifers topped at 239c/kg to processors. The yarding of cows consisted of large numbers of plain conditioned 1 and 2 scores, although there were several pens of medium and heavy 3 and 4 score cows offered. The market varied, with medium and heavy 3 and 4 score cows selling firm to slight dearer, however the plainer grade cows lost some ground. Plain conditioned cows to restock and feed made from 10c to 136c, while 2 score cows to processors averaged 168c, as the medium weight 3 scores averaged 193c and heavy cows sold to a top of 221c/kg. Some local sales Williamson & Stibbard cows $1.90c/kg 533kg $1012 and some lighter store cows $1.44 c/kg 436kg $628.
SHEEP & LAMBS: There was a yarding of 3,580 sheep, of which there was 1,333 lambs. The yarding of lambs consisted mainly of trade weights, along with several pens of heavy lambs, and a fair percentage of light lambs. Quality varied, with most of the heavy lambs being supplementary fed, while there were several consignments of light lambs mainly 1 and 2 scores. The market was fair to slightly dearer with the largest percentage of the light lambs going to Southern feeder and re-stocker buyers. Trade lambs under 24kg sold to a top of $169.50, while the extra heavy lambs sold to a top of $200/head. The top Dorper lambs reached $191 and hoggets topped at $180/head. The yarding of mutton continued to sell on a strong market, with ewes making to $180, with a mixture of full fleeced and bare skin sheep offered. Wethers topped at $140/head. Local sales: Kruger Farming Bundarra 36kg xb lambs $135 and 33.9kg xb lambs $110. Williamson Rural would like to wish that everyone has a safe and pleasant Easter break and for any bookings for next weeks sale I can be contacted on mobile.