Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Total Head Yarded:  565  Export: 230 Veal: 335

Comments: There was a reduction of around 200 head this week as prime cattle really start to become scarce, with a mostly plainer yarding on offer. Good young bullocks met strong competition reaching a top of 299.2c/kg with most sales 270-280c/kg. Cows sold fully firm while prime butchers calves and vealers were slightly cheaper which was a reflection of the quality. Well bred weaner steers reached 262c/kg, but plain cattle saw little interest from restockers.

Bullocks & Steers550+299.2 c/kg270 to 280
Feeder Steers350kg+280 c/kg265 to 275
Cows450kg+248.2 c/kg225 to 235
Boner Cows/Meatworks195 c/kg165 to 175
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg170 c/kg145 to 155
Heifers 400kg+240 c/kg220 to 230
Yearlings300kg to 380kg240 c/kg220 to 230
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg240 c/kg225 to 235
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg262 c/kg245 to 255
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg234.2 c/kg190 to 200
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg260 c/kg230 to 250
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg170 c/kg140 to 150
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kg220 c/kg200 to 210
BullsOver 550kg240 c/kg220 to 230

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Store Cattle Sale

Date: Thursday 15th August 2019

Total Head Yarded:  760

Comments: 760 head were yarded for Grafton’s monthly Store Cattle Sale in a mixed quality yarding with with a good selection of store bullocks, grower & weaner steers. Most of the cattle on offer presented with not much condition but plenty of frame.

All the steer categories sold well under the conditions with bullocks making up to 295c/kg for an isolated sale, but mostly 240-260c/kg. Feeder steers reached 280c/kg although, quality was scarce and the better quality weaner steers sold to a top of 278c/kg with many of those heading into Queensland. Heifers were in short supply and sold similar to Tuesdays market.

There were no cows & calves on offer.

Store Bullocks450kg+295 c/kg240 to 260
Feeder Steers350kg+280 c/kg260 to 270
Steers300kg+275 c/kg255 to 265
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg278.2 c/kg255 to 265
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg200 c/kg180 to 190
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg260 c/kg240 to 250
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg190 c/kg150 to 160