Inverell Livestock Report 25th August 2020

CATTLE: There was a slight increase in the mixed quality offering, to yard 533 head with most young cattle coming off crop. Cow numbers reduced marginally. Not all the exporters were present, but all other re-stocker, and feeder operators were present and competing. A reduction in quality saw yearling steers under 280kg slip in price by 40c/kg to re-stockers, conversely the drafts over 300kg were of better quality and sold to dearer trends of 22c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed saw only a marginal change in price. Yearling heifers under 280kg also experienced a very slight rise in price, and feeders over 300kg sold to dearer trends of 7c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were cheaper by 16c/kg. There were minimum numbers grown cattle offered, with heavy steers to the trade back 26c/kg. The heavy grown heifer drafts sold to a dearer trend of 20c/kg. Light weight cows were dearer and sold to 14c/kg better. The medium weight cows sold to cheaper trends of 8c/kg. The heavy weight D3 cows saw a price correction of 12c/kg . Re-stockers pushed depastured cows to 310c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 324c/kg.

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