Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 9th October, 2018

Total Head Yarded: 288  Export: 95    Veal: 193


There was a slight reduction in numbers this week in a mixed quality yarding. Bullocks were scarce which saw a slight reduction in price with quality and condition also lacking. Heavy cows sold fully firm to see the best reach a top of 253.2c/kg. Grain fed butcher yearlings were well supplied and sold firm to a shade cheaper. Good quality angus steer weaners topped at 289.2c/kg while vealers held firm to top at 245c/kg. Once again light or low quality weaners were hard to shift.

Bullocks & Steers550+260 c/kg245 to 255
Feeder Steers350kg+270.2 c/kg250 to 260
Cows450kg+253.2 c/kg238 to 245
Boner Cows/Meatworks210 c/kg185 to 195
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg190 c/kg178 to 185
Heifers 400kg+250 c/kg235 to 245
Yearlings300kg to 380kg260 c/kg245 to 255
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg245 c/kg235 to 242
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg289.2 c/kg250 to 260
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg240 c/kg210 to 220
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg260 c/kg245 to 255
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg200 c/kg170 to 180
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kgN/Q
BullsOver 550kg230 c/kg210 to 220


Next Grafton Store Sale – Thursday 18th October 2018

Grafton Store Cattle Sale Market Report

Grafton’s monthly Store Cattle Sale was held on Thursday 20th September with just over 700 head.
The quality of the yarding was fair to good, however weight and condition was scare following a cold frosty winter experienced in the Clarence Valley.
Store bullocks were in short supply while the demand was high with the odd sale of 4 tooth steers with frame making over the $3.00 mark. Yearling steers made up to 276c/kg and the odd pen of weaner steers sold to 280c/kg, but most sales were between 245-255c/kg.
Good quality weaner heifers sold to 220c/kg however the lessor quality and light weights sold much cheaper with a lot of sales between 150-180c/kg.
Top quality Angus cows & calves sold well with the best reaching $1,325.
Most of the dry cows were snapped up by processors with the odd restocker paying up to 196c/kg.
Next Store Cattle Sale will be 18th October 2018. Early entries are appreciated.


Sale Highlights include:

A/c JM Grantham sold Angus Cross Steers 294.2c/kg averaged 485kg – $1,426.87 p/hd
A/c VJ & DK Guy sold Charolais Steers 308.2c/kg averaged 422.5kg – $1,302.15 p/hd
A/c J & FL Buchanan sold Limousin Steers 260.2c/kg averaged 360kg – $936.72 p/hd
A/c Glenda Rogan sold a Brangus Steer 276.2c/kg weighed 320kg – $883.84 p/hd
A/c Dogtooth Fishing Traders sold a Senepol Cross Steers 270.2c/kg weighed 335kg – $905.17 p/hd
A/c SE & TJ Kelly sold Angus Steers 260.2c/kg averaged 357.5kg – $930.22 p/hd
A/c Dogtooth Fishing Traders sold Senepol Cross Steers 258.2c/kg averaged 230kg – $593.86 p/hd
A/c BVG Taylor sold Angus Cross Heifers 222.2c/kg averaged 231.7kg – $514.76 p/hd
A/c TJ Bartlett sold a Limousin Cow & Calf – $1,240
A/c RC & VJ Bursle sold Brahman Cross Cows & Calves – $1,325 p/unit