SALES REPORTS: Livestock wrap-up from across northern New South Wales –
There was just the one sale at the NRLX last week, with 496 head sold.
Whilst numbers were low, prices improved on the previous week.
Veal averaged 266.6c/kg (up on the previous week), with an average weight of 245kg.
The veal market was topped by Ray Trustum with one head at $1152.90.
Robert Newson had the top cow price with one head at $1297.20.
Best price for the sale was a Jim and Jenny McCormack bull at $1689.60.
- Bullocks averaged 228.8c/kg, top 238.2c/kg
- Bulls averaged 203.2c/kg, top 224.2c/kg
- Cows averaged 186.6c/kg, top 217.2c/kg
- Cows and calves averaged $700/head, top $710/head
- Steers averaged 273.9c/kg, top 318.2c/kg
- Vealer averaged 266.6c/kg, top 340.2c/kg
Report from Farrell McCrohon.
266 cattle yarded at Grafton this week after the excellent rain over the weekend.
Every category sold dearer with bullocks selling to 271c/kg and cows to 222c/kg.
Vealers to the trade sold to 295c/kg, which was better by 10c/kg.
Restocker calves saw the greatest improvement with a increase of 20-40c/kg.
Angus weaner steers sold to 374c/kg.
Tank and Marg Gray steers sold to 275c/kg to return $1344/hd to feed lotters.
Lacey and Passlow Friesian bullock sold to 250c/kg, weighed 725kg to return $1800/hd.
Ross and Fay Conroy cows sold to 215c/kg, weighed 540kg to return $1157/hd.
Swamp Pastoral cows sold to 221c/kg, weighed 685kg to return $1508/hd.
IM Bailey cows sold to 220c/kg, weighed 560kg to return $1228/hd.
MP Davis heifers sold to 244c/kg, weighed 300kg to return $1216/hd.
Barry Newton Charolais cows sold to 218c/kg to return $983/hd to restockers.
HJ & NF Ensbey & Sons vealers sold to 294c/kg weighed 260kg to return $762/hd.
G &J Johnston Limo weaner steers made 310c/kg to return $819/hd to restockers.
TA Carter yearling heifers made 290c/kg, weighed 335kg to return $965/hd.
LJ Irwin angus steers made 374c/kg to return $596/hd to restockers.
M&S Hastings angus steers made 386c/kg to return $684/hd to restockers.
GJ & DL Lee vealers made 290c/kg, weighed 180kg to return $521/hd.
GW& JR Hay angus steers made 314c/kg to return $676/hd to restockers.
MJ & RJ Fallon angus steer made 304c/kg to return $620/hd to restockers.
There was a slightly increased penning due to good rain through the district, with vendors holding back to take advantage of future rain.
There were no vealers to quote apart from limited local butcher calves. These sold on firm to dearer trends on last day. There were slightly increased numbers of steer and heifer yearlings, but fewer cows.
All processor and feeder orders were in place with restockers also active.
Light yearling steers to feed showed dearer trends, up by 20c, while the medium and heavy weights saw rises of 10-15c/kg.
Similarly, the light weight heifers sold up by 15-20c/kg.
The medium weight heifers sold to firm trends, but quality was an issue.
There were few grown steers from last week to quote onto this sale, however, the grown heifers showed dearer trends of 4c/kg.
The light two and three score cows were firm with drafts of light PTIC cows going back to the paddock.
The better conditioned four score cows sold to dearer trends of 10c/kg. Bulls were firm to 3c/kg dearer.
It was a rain-reduced penning with yearlings making up the bulk of the offering.
Quality was generally good with limited numbers of secondary quality young cattle on offer. There were some very good quality lines of young cattle available. There were only a limited number of well-finished heavy grown steers and a reduced penning of cows.
The usual buyers were in attendance, however, no Southern processors operated for the second week in a row.