Inverell Livestock Market Report 7th May 2019

CATTLE: Numbers were similar this week than previous sale with agents yarding 2245 head, with light rainfall through the local district by no means a drought saver. Cows dominated the penning, contributing half the numbers offered. Young cattle were well supplied, although there were large numbers of plainer quality cattle in the yarding. There were limited numbers of heavy feeder steers offered, and these saw dearer trends throughout. All the regular buyers attended and operated in a predominately dearer market.  Light steer and heifer weaners saw improvements from 14c to 19c/kg, with re-stockers strong in the plainer types. Yearling feeder steers saw dearer trends of 8c, while medium weights sold to a dearer trend of 14c/kg. Heavy feeders over 400kg also saw an improvement in the market by 19c/kg. Light yearling heifers sold to a dearer trend of 8c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers improved by 23c, although similar heifers to the trade saw cheaper trends of 4c/kg, owing to a quality variation.  An improvement in quality saw heavy grown heifers sell 6c/kg dearer to the trade. Light cows to re-stockers saw significant increases, while very light 1 score cows also saw improved prices to go onto feed. Medium trade cows were 9c dearer, while heavy cows saw trends improve by 14c/kg. Exporters once again contributed to an increase in the bull market, with the best bulls selling to 249c/kg.


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