Restockers remain strong
IAN Weir and Son report that 210 cattle were sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday. It was a mixed quality yarding with a small number of prime vealers, a few good lines of weaner steers but secondary cattle were the norm.
Prices were on par with last week’s good sale. Prime vealers sold in the $3.15 to $3.28c/kg range.
The Deegan family’s charolais heifer vealer sold for $3.24c/kg to return $940.
Weaner steers sold from $3.20 to $3.70ckg depending on weight and quality.
The cow market was strong with restockers competing with meat operators on secondary lines.
The best of the heavy cows, two droughtmasters, sold for $2.30c/kg to return $1340.
Don’t forget the monthly store cattle sale this Saturday at the Lismore Saleyards, Tweed St, North Lismore. A good lot of steers, heifers, bulls and 150 cows and calves will be on offer.
FARRELL McCrohon reports that numbers improved to 400 head at Grafton on Monday.
The market for bullocks held firm to top at 274c/kg. Cows sold dearer by up to 10c/kg to see a top of 242c/kg. Vealer to the processor sold fully firm to dearer to top at 324c/kg. Restockers were once again very strong throughout the sale.
Mrs BA Ensbey bullocks sold to 274c/kg weighed 620kg to return $1695/hd.
Jackson Green bullocks sold to 273c/kg weighed 630kg to return $1715/hd.
JR & BA Carlton bullocks sold to 265c/kg weighed 623kg to return $1645/hd.
PK Passlow cows sold to 241c/kg weighed 580kg to return $1393/hd.
MT Mulligan cows sold to 235c/kg weighed 510kg to return $1189/hd.
BG & BJ Scott cows sold to 230c/kg weighed 475kg to return $1090/hd.
W & M McCrohon cows sold to 226c/kg weighed 492kg to return $1107/hd.
J McGregor angus weaner steer made 352c/kg to return $1020/hd to restockers.
Mark Brown angus weaner sold to 340c/kg to return at 884/hd to restockers.
DL & K Baker vealers sold to 324c/kg weighed 225kg to return $727/hd.
RA Brown angus weaner steer made 384c/kg to return $700/hd to restockers.
NJ & DA Bardsley charolais weaner steer sold to 402c/kg to return $617/hd.
HJ & NF Ensbey charolais weaner steer made 374c/kg to return $707/hd.
RD & JL Attwood charolais steer made 334c/kg to return $1013/hd to restockers.
Lacey & Passlow angus cross weaner steers made 380c/kg and returned $867/hd.
The next store sale will be Thursday, November 16.
There was a small increase in the overall numbers this sale. All categories were well represented, however there was a large supply of yearlings.
The quality of the offering was very good and condition mostly forward to well-finished.
Heavy cattle were in large numbers in both the young cattle and export sections. The full field of regular processors and feedlotters were in attendance and competing strongly.
Demand for yearling steers was strong throughout resulting in firm to dearer market trends. The light weight yearling steers to restockers were firm to slightly dearer.
Medium weights to restockers and feeders saw little but quality and breed related price variation.
A high quality penning of heavy yearling feeder steers averaged higher on an otherwise firm market trend.
There was a small amount of variation in the market for yearling heifers with some sales struggling to maintain their previous value. However, as competition for supply increased and quality improved the market responded positively to show a firm to dearer trend. Some sales in the medium and heavy weight feeders were up to 8c/kg dearer.
The very best of the heavy grown steers showed an improvement in quality and sold as much as 10c/kg dearer.
The general run of heavy steers were similar in quality to the previous week and were firm to cheaper, up 10c/kg in places. Well finished heavy grown heifers sold to a dearer trend with age related discounts accounting for a wide price range.
There was little change in the market for medium weight cows. The good supply of well finished heavy weight cows sold to a dearer trend, up 6c/kg in places, with all processors competing strongly.
Heavy bulls were firm to 3c/kg dearer.