Grafton sale doesn’t leave Bevan wanting
THERE were two sales last week, with 2194 head sold. There were 1372 head sold Wednesday. Veal prices were stronger compared to the previous week averaging 327.3c/kg, at an average weight of 233kg.
The veal market was topped by LW & ME Faulks with one head sold for $1272.18.
Kirk Welsh had top cow price, with two head at $1524/head.
IJ & RL Olley topped the sale with a bull at $2411.50.
Ray White had a good store sale on Friday with 822 head sold. Average price was $1186.27/head. Wednesday, November 22
Bullocks ave. 259.5c/kg, top 271.2c/kg; bulls ave. 238.9c/kg, top 360c/kg; cows ave. 211.4c/kg, top 250.2c/kg; heifers ave. 217.3c/kg, top 251.2c/kg; steers ave. 255.2c/kg, top 276.2c/kg; vealer ave. 327.3c/kg, top 420.2c/kg; yearling heifers ave. 291c/kg top 303.2c/kg; yearling steers ave. 308.4c/kg top 340c/kg.
Friday, November 24
Cows ave. $1159.09/head, top $1220/head; cows & calves ave. $1726.99/head, top $2300/head; heifers ave. 314.8c/kg top 358.2c/kg; steers 348.6c/kg top 428.2c/kg.
THERE were 350 cattle sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.
A pretty good quality yarding of vealers and weaners sold on a firm to slightly cheaper market when compared to last week.
Prime vealers weighing from 200 to 260kg sold from $3.15 to $3.32/kg. The Campbell family of Mullumbimby sold angus heifers for $3.30/kg, $842.
Angus weaner steers from Repentance Creek topped at $4/kg, weighed 191kg, returning $765. Crossbred steers and secondary vealers sold from $2.80 to $3.20/kg depending on weight and style.
Cows sold at similar rates to last week. Heavy cows sold in the $2.15 to $2.30/kg range. Dairy cows in good nick sold from $2 to $2.18/kg.
THERE were 541 cattle yarded at Grafton on Tuesday. The market for bullocks sold fully firm to see the best bullocks sell to 285c/kg and the best of the cows to 248c/kg. Vealers to processors sold to 336c/kg which was a fraction easier on last week. Restockers showed plenty of strength once again to push angus weaner steers to 424c/kg.
Bryarc P/L bullocks sold to 285c/kg weighed 720kg to return $2046c/kg; Leo Carlton bullocks sold to 276c/kg weighed 635kg to return $1741/hd; P L Surawski bullocks sold to 280c/kg weighed 575kg to return $1577/hd; M & S Addison bullocks sold to 278c/kg weighed 540kg to return $1491/hd.
AOG angus steers sold to 308c/kg to return $1216/hd to restockers; Lindsay Tutt cows sold to 248c/kg weighed 600kg to return$1483/hd; N J & D A Bardsley cows sold to 242c/kg weighed 685kg to return $1658/hd; Fred Sheridan cows sold to 249c/kg weighed 613kg to return $1485/hd; B E T & J J T McGrath cows sold to 242c/kg weighed 628kg to return $1514/hd.
Wingfield & Gillett vealers sold to 330c/kg weighed 280kg to return $823/hd; B C Chevalley vealers sold to 318c/kg weighed 260kg to return $820/hd; Sutherland Brothers Santa cross weaner steers sold to 370c/kg to return $660/hd; G R & R T J Winter weaner steers sold to 380c/kg to return $823/hd; S M & M L Gray vealers sold to 325c/kg weighed 255kg to return $830/hd; J D & J S Dutton vealers sold to 340c/kg weighed 213kg to return $676/hd.
THERE was a reduction in total yarding, however yearling steers suitable to feed were in large numbers. Young cattle made up the bulk of the offering, but there was a good supply of grown cattle, in particular cows. The overall quality of the offering showed a greater variation in both breed and breeding with fewer of the larger straight lines.
Condition was generally good, while all the usual buyers were in attendance.
There was extra heavy feeder competition, however this did little to the market.
SOLD: Bevan and Rita Want of Alumy Creek were selected as Vendor of the Week at the Grafton Prime Cattle Sale on Tuesday. The Wants sold three impressive charolais-cross steers and four heifers straight off their mothers. The cattle had been grazing a ryegrass, lucerne and chicory pasture plus given a daily helping of rhodes grass hay for roughage. The steers, pictured with Bevan Want, sold for 325.2c/kg at an average weight of 346.7kg to gross $1127.36/head. The offering was sold by Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents.