Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Total Head Yarded:  1045 Export: 445 Veal: 600

Comments: Numbers lifted this week as drought and fire continues to force producers to sell. Export cattle sold fully firm, although quality was back in places. A good yarding of grain fed calves came forward, also selling firm. Restockers were more active on the better quality cattle, while plain quality were hard to shift. There was a big increase in the number of light bobby calves on offer, most selling between $50 – $150 per head.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Bullocks & Steers550+319.2 c/kg295 to 305
Feeder Steers350kg+300 c/kg265 to 275
Cows450kg+250 c/kg235 to 245
Boner Cows/Meatworks210 c/kg185 to 195
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg175 c/kg150 to 160
Heifers 400kg+N/Q
Yearlings300kg to 380kg294 c/kg245 to 255
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg265 c/kg245 to 255
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg300 c/kg260 to 270
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg234 c/kg200 to 210
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg266 c/kg235 to 245
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg190 c/kg160 to 170
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kg180 c/kg100 to 150
BullsOver 550kg286 c/kg250 to 260

Next Store Cattle Sale Thursday 21st November 2019

Store Cattle Sale

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019

Total Head Yarded:  620 x 36

Comments: Grafton’s monthly Store Cattle Sale saw a good yarding of steers on offer once again, ranging from good weaners right through to store bullocks. The market was dearer for all the steer categories with most feeder steers 350-500kg topping at 300.2c/kg with most sales 280-295c/kg. Quality weaners reached a top 282.2c/kg, with most sales between 255-265c/kg. There were not a lot of heifers on offer however, quality lines sold firm compared to last month while light weight heifers were slightly cheaper. Cows & calves represented good buying with quality units only reaching $800 each. Buyer competition came from Queensland, Dorrigo, Kempsey and the local area.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Store Bullocks450kg+296.2 c/kg250 to 260
Feeder Steers350kg+300.2 c/kg280 to 290
PTIC Cows210 c/kg185 to 195
Boner Cows/Restockers350kg160 c/kg130 to 140
PTIC Heifers$740600 to 700
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg282.2 c/kg255 to 265
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg220 c/kg200 to 210
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg250 c/kg230 to 240
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg170 c/kg135 to 145
Cows & Calves$800600 to 700

A/c DW & LF Green sold Charolais Cross Steers 278.2c/kg averaged 424.3kg – $1,180.36 p/hd

A/c Shipmans Construction & Plant sold Brangus Steers 288.2c/kg averaged 443.3kg – $1,277.69 p/hd

A/c P & W Feneley sold Charbray Steers 296.2c/kg averaged 442.5kg – $1,310.69 p/hd

A/c Neville Ball sold an Angus Steer 300.2c/kg weighed 485kg – $1,455.97

A/c AJ, PJ & SM Williamson sold Hereford/Brahman Cross Steers 286.2c/kg averaged 425kg – $1,216.35 p/hd

A/c Gordonbrook sold Simmental Cross Steers 270c/kg averaged 366.2kg -$988.62 p/hd

A/c Volker Ruehe sold Charolais Cross Steers 282.2c/kg averaged 383kg – $1,080.83 p/hd

A/c CO Austen & Sons sold Angus Steers 296.2c/kg averaged 353.6kg – $1,047.47 p/hd

A/c Roger Cowan sold Chrabray Steers 276.2c/kg averaged 282kg – $778.89 p/hd

A/c IM & JL Fahey sold Brangus Steers 282.2c/kg averaged 281.3kg – $793.69 p/hd

A/c MF & KL McLennan sold Brangus Steers 282.2c/kg averaged 275.5kg – $777.46 p/hd

A/ MV & EA Fahey sold Brangus Heifers 242.2c/kg averaged 330kg – $799.26 p/hd

A/c David Ricketts sold an Angus Heifer 246.2c/kg weighed 270kg – $664.74

A/c Lorraine Price sold Angus Cross Cows & Calves – $800 p/unit