Inverell Livestock Report 22/09/2020

CATTLE: Numbers decreased by almost half to yard 260 head of which all categories reduced except for bulls which increased to 40 head. There was a good selection of well bred, forward conditioned yearling steers suitable to both processors and feeder operators. All the regular operators attended along with the return of a major exporter. Light steers to background and feed sold to significantly dearer trends as did the heifer portion with prices rising 16 to 18c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold to an easier trend, lack of numbers a factor. Conversely the heavy drafts, many grain and crop assisted sold to dearer trends of up to 9c/kg. Limited numbers of feeder heifers resulted in a cheaper trend, easing 25c/kg in places. Isolated sales of medium weight trade heifers improved as much as 25c/kg. Grown steers sold to a cheaper trend while the heifer drafts sold to improved values, up 22c/kg. Medium weight cows were dearer selling to rises of 11c/kg. Well-presented pens of heavy cows saw a slight easing in the market, back 7c/kg. 620-670kg cows to $2.85c, 400-450kg store cows $2.40-$2.55. A large bull offering saw that category sell to much improved values up 17c/kg. 1000kg bulls to $3.08.

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