Livestock

Inverell market Report 20th June 2017

Cattle: The yarding totaled 1,060 head this week, an increase of 420 on last week. Yearlings made up a large percentage of the yarding and cows were well supplied. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, along with a small penning of vealers. Quality was good with most cattle off crop, and there were also some good runs of well-bred cattle offered, that were suitable for feeders and re-stockers.
The market varied with feeder and re-stocker yearling steers selling 10c dearer, while feeder steers sold to 364c, to average 342c and re-stockers topped at 395c/kg. Yearling heifers were down by 10c, selling to 324c for feeders and up to 338c/kg for trade heifers. Re-stocker vealers steers sold up to 417c for well-bred steers and up to 351c/kg for the heifer portion.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows with insufficient numbers of steers for a quote, while there were a few pens of heifers. Grown heifers sold to a top of 270c/kg. The cow market varied with heavy weights down by 10c to 15c, while medium weight cows were 6c/kg cheaper. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 213c, while heavy cows sold to a top of 225c/kg. Local sales: J & C Hyatt steers 365kg 350.2 c/kg $1278.

Inverell Market Report 13th June 2017

Cattle :The number of cattle yarded more than halved for a total of 640 head. Yearlings and cows made up the largest percentage of the yarding. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of light and medium weight yearlings, although there were also several pens of heavy cattle. There was a smaller penning of vealers. Quality of the young cattle was mixed, although there were some well-bred steers and heifers through the sale.
The market varied, although the better-bred cattle continued to sell at recent strong prices. Re-stocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 348c/kg. Re-stocker yearling steers were up to 20c/kg cheaper, however lack of quality in some pens had some effect on average prices. Light weight re-stocker yearling steers sold to a top of 369c, however feeder steers saw little change to average 333c/kg. The odd trade yearling heifer sold to a top of 329c/kg. Feeder and re-stocker yearling heifers were 4c to 7c dearer ranging from 310c to 339c/kg.The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown heifers, and insufficient numbers of grown steers for a quote. Grown heifers sold up to 281c/kg. The cow market saw some variations, with medium weights selling 10c cheaper, some sales more, with 3 score cows averaging 219c, while heavy cows held firm selling to a top of 237c/kg.

Sheep: There was a yarding of 4,148 sheep, of which there was a penning of 2,800 lambs. Quality of the lambs was good, although there were a few pens of light store lambs offered. There were some good runs of well finished trade and heavy lambs through the sale, with some crop finished. Competition was strong, although the market was firm to slightly easier for some lambs. The yarding of mutton consisted of increased numbers of well finished ewes and wethers, with several lots carrying a good skin. The market was stronger, although there were increased numbers of suitable sheep offered this week.

Inverell Market Report 6th June 2017

Cattle: The number of cattle yarded nearly doubled for a total of 1,331 head. The main increase in numbers was in the young cattle section with larger numbers of yearlings, while there was a good supply of cows. The young cattle yarded consisted of several runs of well-bred yearling steers and heifers that were suitable for feeders and backgrounders. Quality of the young cattle was good with a large percentage of cattle off crop.
The market was strong for re-stocker vealer steers selling to a top of 422c, while heifers sold to 338c/kg. Feeder and re-stocker yearling steers eased with most selling 16c to 17c/kg cheaper. Medium weight feeder steers under 400kg sold to a top of 346c to average 334c and re-stockers topped at 388c/kg. Feeder heifers were down by 4c, selling to 334c, to average 328c/kg. The odd trade heifers sold to a top of 330c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to a top of 289c/kg. The cow market saw little change, with 3 score medium weight cows averaging 232c and heavy cows selling to a top of 248c/kg.

Inverell Market Report 30th May 2017

Cattle: Numbers remained steady for a yarding of 672 head. Young cattle and cows made up the largest percentage of the yarding. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, and a small penning of vealers. Quality improved with increased numbers of cattle coming in off crop, and there was also several pens of well-bred yearling steers and heifers offered, that were keenly sought after by restockers and feeders.
Competition was strong with re-stocker vealer steers selling 6c dearer topping at 435c for light weights, while re-stocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 370c/kg. Feeder steers held firm selling to a top of 360c to average 350c, however well-bred re-stocker yearling steers met very keen demand, with a fair percentage destined for oat crops, reaching a top price of 405c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed gained 10c and sold to an average of 326c/kg. The odd trade heifer sold to 335c/kg.
Cows made up the bulk of the grown cattle section, along with a few grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to 285c and heifers reached 275c/kg. Most of the cows were off crop, with several runs of high yielding cows through the sale. Processors were keen to acquire their share, resulting in a price rise of 14c to 16c, with medium weight cows averaging 238c while heavy cows sold to a top of 246c/kg.

Sheep: There were a few more sheep yarded for a total of 3772 head, which consisted of just over 3,000 lambs. Quality of the lambs was good with increased numbers of heavy and extra heavy lambs, along with a good supply of trade weights. Dorper lambs were in larger numbers and were also well represented. Competition was strong, although trade lambs struggled to hold firm in places, however there was a stronger market for heavy and extra heavy lambs. Dorper lambs also sold on a strong market, with improved quality having some effect on the better prices.
The yarding of mutton was also of generally good quality, although there was only a small number yarded. There were several pens of sheep carrying a good skin. Competition remained strong for most classes of mutton.

Inverell Market Report 23rd May 2017

Cattle: There was a smaller yarding of 680, a reduction of 326 head on last week. Yearlings were well supplied, especially heifers and there was a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, along with a few pens of vealers.Quality was fairly good with several pens of well-bred steers and heifers offered that attracted keen feeder and re-stocker interest.
Competition remained strong with re-stocker vealer steers selling to a top of 408c for light weights under 200 kg and heifers making to 357c/kg. Feeder steers were up to 8c dearer, especially for the well-bred steers, to sell up to 364c to average 355c/kg. Feeder heifers sold up to 339c to average 317c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was mainly made up of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to 289c and heifers reached 284c/kg. The cow market saw little change with 3 score medium weights under 500kg averaging 218c and heavy cows selling to a top of 230c/kg.

Inverell Market Report 15th May 2017

Cattle: Numbers increased by 180 for a total of just over 1,000 head. Yearlings and cows made up the largest percentage of the yarding. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of yearlings, along with a few pens of vealers. Quality of the young cattle was good with runs of well-bred yearling steers and heifers suitable for feeders and backgrounders and some well finished yearling heifers that were acquired by the trade.
Competition was strong with re-stocker vealer steers selling up to 381c and re-stocker vealer heifers topped at 336c/kg. Feeder steers were 10c dearer, while re-stockers gained 20c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers under 400kg sold to a top of 358c to average 346c, and re-stockers sold to a top of 360c/kg. Feeder heifers were up by 17c selling to a top of 332c to average 317c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a fair penning of grown heifers and a good yarding of cows, however there was insufficient numbers of grown steers offered for a quote. Grown heifers sold to a top of 285c/kg. There were several pens of high yielding cows through the sale, in a strong market with most sales 10c to 12c/kg dearer. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 218c, while heavy cows sold to a top of 233c, and heavy bulls topped at 298c/kg.

Sheep:There was a smaller yarding of 3,051 sheep, of which there was 2,068 lambs yarded. Quality of the lambs was good with most lambs in 3 and 4 score condition and carrying some skin. Trade lambs were well supplied as well as increased numbers of heavy and extra heavy lambs offered. The strong market was $4 to $6/head dearer for most lambs with processors keen to acquire all classes and weights of lambs.
The smaller penning of mutton was made up mainly of ewes, although there were several pens of wethers through the sale. Competition was strong with most sheep selling on at recent sale prices. Local sales: R & J Bowen dorper wethers $120

Inverell Market Report 9th May 2017

Cattle: We saw the market down in numbers by 900 head to yard 800 with re-stocker vealer steers selling to a top of 386¢ per kg and re-stocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 341¢ per kg. Feeder steers 300 – 400kg to a top of 376¢ per kg, feeder heifers 300 – 400 kg topping at 339¢ per kg. Cows sold to a top of 222¢ and bulls to a top of 278¢ per kg. Local sales : Dale & Jess Jones vealer steers 349¢ 211kg $ 739.00* Cows 210 c/kg 545kg $1144.50* Also a reminder of this friday’s weaner sale with 1500 head booked, pre-weighed and streamed live through http://www.rlx.com.au

Inverell Market Report 2 May 2017

Cattle: It was a larger yarding compared to the last sale two weeks ago of just over 1,700 head. Young cattle and cows made up the largest percent of the yarding. The yarding of young cattle was made up of a good supply of yearlings and a small penning of vealers. Quality of the young cattle was good with mainly well bred steers and heifers offered that were suitable for feeder and backgrounder buyers, and also in forward 2 and 3 score condition. The market compared to the sale 2 weeks ago saw re-stocker vealer steers hold firm selling to a top of 410c for well breed steers while re-stocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 362c/kg. Medium weight feeders steers were 15c cheaper to average 338c while feeders heifers experienced similar loss to average 324c/kg. Trade yearling heifers met keen demand selling from 290c to 355c/kg. Yarding of export cattle consisted of an odd pen of grown steers while there was a fair penning of heifers and a good yarding of cows. Heifers sold to a top of 289c to average 267c/kg. The cow market saw prices suffer with 2 score cows losing 20c while 3 score medium weights were down by 7c to average 221c and heavy 4 score cows were 17c cheaper selling to a top of 230c, good quality restocker cows sold to a top of 258c/kg. Local sales: Jo Harper heifers 357kg 3.10c/kg $1108

Sheep:There was a yarding of 5,487 sheep yarded, of which there was a penning of 2,624 lambs. The yarding of lambs consisted of a good supply of trade weights and there was also a very good yarding of heavy and extra heavy lambs. Competition was weaker with trade weights sold from $10 to $16 cheaper, however heavy and extra heavy lambs were less affected to be down by $3/head.
The yarding of mutton consisted of a good supply of both medium and heavy mutton. The market was generally strong with 3 score ewes selling to a top of $160 and wethers topped at $166/head.
Jo Harper store lambs 30.7kg $89 * Al & Peter Grant store lambs 35.7kg $112 * Jo Harper xb hoggets $89

Due to the wet weather last week the weaner sale that was scheduled has been postponed now until Friday the 12th May, bookings invited and 1500 head expected.

Inverell Market Report 18th April 2017

Cattle: There were 734 cattle were yarded 396 less than last week. We saw the market with re-stocker vealer steers sold to a top of 434¢, re-stocker vealer heifers sold to a top of 344¢, trade steers were firm selling to a top of 385¢, trade heifers were also firm selling to a top of 388¢, yearling heifers firm sold to a top of 340¢. Cows remained firm to a top of 242¢ while bulls sold to a top of 278¢.

Sheep: In the sheep and lamb section 4232 were yarded, 500 more than 2 weeks ago. We saw the market with trade lambs clearly firm depending on quality, heavy lambs down $10 – $15 down depending on quality. Mutton were also down $10 – $15 depending on quality. Local sales R & J Bowen 43kg Dorper lambs $126.

Entries are still being accepted for the weaner sale on the 27th April, feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

Inverell Market Report 11th April 2017

Cattle: Consignments lifted to 1130 up by 270 with an increased supply of grown cattle and cows. There was a large consignment of steers and heifers that had been walking the local stock routes for some time. There were reduced supplies of vealers and weaners with the annual weaner sales in full swing. The quality and condition of the offering was quite mixed. A full field of buyers were in attendance with demand from all sectors high.
Market trends through the young cattle were generally firm to dearer with demand from re-stockers and feed lots remaining high. There were odd classes that sold to a cheaper trend, while quality was also a factor in some cheaper prices. Weaner steers under 330kg sold to a cheaper trend with quality a factor. Heavier weights sold to a dearer trend with crop finishers active. Heifer weaners sold to a dearer trend, while vealers to process were up to 10c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold to a dearer trend, up to 10c/kg. Heavy feeders remained firm with some breed and quality related price change. Light weight yearling heifers to restock under 280kg sold to a dearer trend while those between 280kg and 400kg sold to a slightly cheaper trend. Quality once again accounted for some price change.
The grown steers and heifers off ‘the road’ attracted strong re-stocker and feedlot competition to sell to a dearer trend taking quality and age into account. The majority of the steers were destined to Oats paddocks for finishing. The cow market was strong with the market trend 2c to 10c/kg dearer also taking quality and yield potential in to account. Some local sales- Deb McCowen steers 401kg 334c/kg $1342* Doak Partnership  Bulls 180¢ 460kg $ 828.00 * Also we would like to remind everyone of our upcoming weaner sale 27th April, 1200 head booked and more bookings invited.