Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Total Head Yarded:  536 Export: 236 Veal: 300

Comments: Numbers dropped slightly this week. Overall, most categories were represented and condition was of a higher standard. The market for all export cattle held firm, bulls the only section to see a slight reduction in price. Vealers also sold fully firm, topping at 360c/kg. Grafton has joined the 500c/kg club, with light Angus steers selling to 510c/kg, the heavier brothers also met strong demand, reaching a healthy 490.2c/kg for 230kg. Heifers in the same weight range reached 370c/kg. The quality of this line of calves was of a very high standard.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Bullocks & Steers550+365.2 c/kg340 to 350
Feeder Steers350kg+380 c/kg365 to 375
Cows450kg+293.2 c/kg275 to 285
Boner Cows/Meatworks260 c/kg235 to 245
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg265 c/kg245 to 255
Heifers 400kg+339.2 c/kg310 to 320
Yearlings300kg to 380kg350 c/kg330 to 340
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg360 c/kg335 to 345
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg490.2 c/kg430 to 450
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg370.2 c/kg350 to 360
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg510.2 c/kg470 to 480
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg390.2 c/kg355 to 365
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kgN/Q
BullsOver 550kg313.2 c/kg290 to 300

Next Store Cattle Sale Thursday 19th March 2020

Store Cattle Sale

Date: Thursday 20th February 2020

Total Head Yarded:  1097 x 18

Comments: Numbers exceeded expectations at the monthly Store Cattle Sale held in Grafton on Thursday. The market seems to be going from strength to strength, with the large gallery of buyers trying to source lines of cattle to make the most of the exceptional season across the country. Most of the steers 300kg or better were snapped up by feedlotters, with a healthy top of 408c/kg for heavy steers and 418c/kg for the lighter end. Light store steers with frame made up to 450c/kg for an isolated pen, while most sales were 390-410c/kg. Weaner steers also continuously made over 400c/kg, however quality had to be of a high standard. Feeder weight heifers topped at 348c/kg while cows and calves topped at $2,040.Numbers exceeded expectations at the monthly Store Cattle Sale held in Grafton on Thursday. The market seems to be going from strength to strength, with the large gallery of buyers trying to source lines of cattle to make the most of the exceptional season across the country. Most of the steers 300kg or better were snapped up by feedlotters, with a healthy top of 408c/kg for heavy steers and 418c/kg for the lighter end. Light store steers with frame made up to 450c/kg for an isolated pen, while most sales were 390-410c/kg. Weaner steers also continuously made over 400c/kg, however quality had to be of a high standard. Feeder weight heifers topped at 348c/kg while cows and calves topped at $2,040.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Store Bullocks450kg+280 c/kg265 to 275
Feeder Steers350kg+408.2 c/kg385 to 395
PTIC CowsN/Q
Boner Cows/Restockers350kgN/Q
PTIC Heifers$1,100900 to 1,000
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg450 c/kg395 to 415
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg360 c/kg340 to 350
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg466.2 c/kg420 to 430
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg380 c/kg330 to 340
Cows & Calves$2,0401,500 to 1,700