Inverell Livestock Report 19th November 2019

CATTLE: Numbers increased slightly to yard just under 3000 head with a rise in young cattle numbers, cows similar to last week. The regular buyers attended, with re-stockers competitive in securing cows and plainer re-stocker categories, to send to the Central West of the state. Young calves saw cheaper trends, with large numbers still available. Weaner steers and heifers also sold to cheaper trends, although some sales of very light better quality weaners did show slightly dearer trends of 4c to 14c/kg for limited numbers. Better conditioned heifers did see a 10c/kg rise. Light yearling steers to feed sold to cheaper trends of 9c to 15c/kg. Better quality light heifers saw dearer trends of up to 13c, however medium weights saw a cheaper trend of 17c/kg. Limited numbers of grown steers sold to the trade, with the plainer heifer drafts selling to a cheaper trend, down as much as 30c/kg, lack of quality the reason. Light cows to feed saw significant reductions, with light re-stocker cows receiving negative results of 40c/kg. Medium weight trade cows saw prices easy by 11c/kg, and the heavy D3 and D4 cows also eased 17c to 21c/kg. An improved bull market saw heavy bulls sell to 315c/kg. Next sheep and cattle sale for Inverell is the 26th November.


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