Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 11th December, 2018

Total Head Yarded:  220  Export: 120    Veal: 200


There was a reduced yarding for the last Fat Cattle Sale for 2018 in a mostly firm to slightly cheaper market across the board. The cheaper trend was also quality related. The last Store Cattle Sale will be held this Thursday at 10:00am, with some good rain forecast it will be interesting to see if there is a change in the market. Mitch & Staff wish you Peace and Happiness during this Festive Season and throughout the New Year.  We appreciate your business and look forward to servicing your Livestock & Real Estate needs in 2019. Our office will be closed from 5:00pm Wednesday 19th December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019. Cattle Sales will recommence Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Bullocks & Steers550+270 c/kg250 to 260
Feeder Steers350kg+285 c/kg270 to 280
Cows450kg+220 c/kg200 to 210
Boner Cows/Meatworks185 c/kg170 to 180
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kgN/Q
Heifers 400kg+244.2 c/kg230 to 240
Yearlings300kg to 380kg260 c/kg245 to 255
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg215 c/kg200 to 210
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg288 c/kg250 to 260
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kgN/Q
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg230 c/kg210 to 220
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg180 c/kg145 to 155
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kgN/Q
BullsOver 550kg233.2 c/kg220 to 230

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Next Grafton Store Sale – Thursday 13th December 2018

Grafton Store Cattle Sale Market Report

They say it doesn’t rain grass, but after receiving around 5 inches across the Clarence Valley and beyond over the last week one would have to differ. This was certainly a reflection on the cattle market after Grafton’s monthly Store Cattle Sale held on Thursday 18th October 2018. With just on 500 head yarded, buyers flocked to the sale and competed strongly in a market which was better by up to 60c/kg in places compared to last month.

Weaner steers, 250-350kg were the standout with many sales making from 300 to 338c/kg. Steers 400 to 500kg sold firm to 10c/kg dearer for the feeder types, while light steers under 250kg reached a top of 310c/kg. Heifers were also dearer but only by 10 to 20c/kg.

Cows and Calves were no exception to the upward trend as many sales of well bred cows with bigger calves at foot making $1,200-$1,400, with one outstanding sale of $1,920 for two cows both with twin calves and PTIC back in calf. Our young up and coming auctioneer Jonny Cowan took to the rostrum and sold the run for his first time. He did a great job and did not miss a beat. There was only a small yarding of dry cows with most pens making similar to their meatworks value, topping at 240c/kg.

Buying support came from Dorrigo, Casino, South East Queensland and Locally. Ray Donovan Stock & Station Agents would like to thank our Vendors and also the Buyers for their continued support.

Next Store Cattle Sale – Thursday 15th November 2018

Please note: The Fat Cattle Sale, Tuesday 23rd October has been cancelled. Weekly Fat Cattle Sales will resume as normal on Tuesday 30th October 2018, 8:00am

Sale Highlights:

A/c Angus McDonald sold a Charbray Steer, 283.2c/kg weighed 360kg – $1,019.52

A/c VJ & DK Guy sold a Charolais Cross Steer, 284.2c/kg weighed 415kg – $1,179.43

A/c Peter Gleeson sold Charolais Cross Steers, 308.2c/kg averaged 313.3kg – $965.69 p/hd

A/c IM & JL Fahey sold Angus Steers, 338.2c/kg averaged 308.1kg – $1,042.08 p/hd

A/c Baryulgil Pastoral Co. sold F1 Brahman/Hereford Steers, 336.2c/kg averaged 222kg – $746.36 p/hd

A/c JA Child sold Charolais Cross Steers, 320.2c/kg averaged 267.5kg – $856.54 p/hd

A/c TMMM Pastoral sold Brangus Cross Steers, 314.2c/kg averaged 260kg – $816.92 p/hd

A/c TMMM Pastoral also sold a Brangus Heifer, 264.2c/kg weighed 270kg – $713.34

A/c JA Child sold 2 Brangus Cross Cows & Calves, $1,400 p/unit

A/c JA Child also sold 2 Droughtmaster Cows & 4 Calves – $1,920 p/unit

A/c Ann McCabe sold Brangus Cross Cows, 239.2c/kg averaged 584.3kg – $1,397.61 p/hd