FROM THE SALEYARDS: See the results from this week’s cattle sales
CASINO Wednesday, Nov 29 and Friday, Dec 1
There were two sales last week, with 2593 head sold. Prices were good.
There were 1517 head sold on Wednesday. Veal prices averaged 312.3c/kg, at an average weight of 236kg. The veal market was topped with three head sold at $1210.81/head. Top cow price was two head at $1759.50/head.
There were 1076 head sold at George & Fuhrmann’s store sale on Friday. The average price for the sale was $1011.38/head.
Bullocks ave. 261.6c/kg, top 270.0c/kg; bulls ave. 227.8c/kg, top 248.2/kg; cows ave. 204.5c/kg, top 233.2c/kg; cows & calves ave. $1140/unit, top $1240/unit; heifers ave. 217.0c/kg, top 251.2c/kg; steers ave. 259.4c/kg, top 288.2c/kg; vealer ave. 312.3c/kg, top 426.2c/kg; yearling heifers ave. 291.2c/kg top 310c/kg; yearling steers ave. 314.1c/kg top 340c/kg.
Bulls ave. $1375/head, top $1850/head; cows ave. $928.83/head top $1740/head; cows & calves ave. $1450.23/head top $1820/head; heifers ave. 310c/kg top 366.2c/kg; steers 313.4c/kg, top 405.2c/kg.
Just under 300 cattle were sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday. A good run of medium weight vealers sold on a slightly cheaper market than last week, selling from $3.15 to $3.24/kg for an average of $740.
Weaner steers were keenly sought after, European breeds and angus steers 240-260kg sold from $3.30 to $3.60/kg for returns of $750 to $940. Steve Pittaway’s charolais X steer sold for $3.40/kg, $918.
Another good yarding of meatworks cows sold to good competition but prices were 5-8c/kg below last week.
Heavy cows sold from $2.05 to $2.28/kg. Bob and Matt Black’s romagnola X cow returned $1398.
Ian Weir and Son’s final Store Cattle Sale for the year will be held on Saturday at Lismore. Steers, heifers, bulls and a good run of cows and calves are on offer, including 60 angus cows with calves.
There were 531 cattle yarded at Grafton on Tuesday. Bullocks and cows sold softer with bullocks sold to 275c/kg and cows to 229c/kg. Vealers to the processors sold to 325c/kg, which was also a shade easier. Restockers were still very active, paying up to 402c/kg for light weight angus weaner steers.
W R Bultitude bullocks sold to 263c/kg weighed 628kg to return $1627/hd; R J Jefferies bullocks sold to 266c/kg weighed 660kg to return $1750/hd; JR & BA Carlton bullocks sold to 265c/kg weighed 647kg to return $1704/hd; S A Cavanagh bullocks sold to 274c/kg weighed 603 kg to return $1640/hd; Peter Kennedy bullocks sold to 270c/kg weighed 690kg to return $1830/hd; BA & MJ Moran bullocks sold to 270c/kg weighed 665kg to return $1784/hd.
Heifer Station cows sold to 228c/kg weighed 491kg to return $1111/hd; KR & SS Woodward cows sold to 225c/kg weighed 476kg to return $1003/hd; Claiscan cows sold to 226c/kg weighed 345kg to return $1222/hd; P&K Logistics cows sold to 220c/kg weighed 675kg to return $1480/hd. N M Smith angus steers sold to 344c/kg to return $840/hd restockers; Jenna Lawrence santa yearlings sold to 326c/kg to return $1098/hd to restockers; Ramornie Station angus cross yearlings sold to 326c/kg to return $1044/hd to restockers; J&G Dawson brangus weaner steers sold to 324c/kg to return $912/hd to restockers; Dennis Hardaker vealers sold to 328c/kg weighed 280kg to return $900/hd.
There was a reduction in both the sheep and lamb pennings. The quality and condition of the lambs was mixed, ranging from very light weight store lambs to some excellent heavy and extra heavy weights. This variation highlighted just how much of a disparity in seasonal conditions there is over the drawing area. Demand remained high, and restockers were active on a large line of young lambs, lighter in condition.