Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 20th February, 2018

Comments: There was a reduced yarding this week in an overall cheaper market. Not all export processors operated which saw bullocks lose last weeks gains, selling 10 – 20c/kg cheaper. Cows also followed a cheaper trend. Vealers were in short supply but this did not help the market with most calves selling 10 – 20c/kg cheaper. Quality restockers were in short demand and also sold to a slightly cheaper trend.

Bullocks & Steers550+250 c/kg235 to 245
Feeder Steers350kg+270 c/kg255 to 265
Cows450kg+209.2 c/kg195 to 205
Boner Cows/Meatworks180 c/kg160 to 170
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kgN/Q
Heifers 400kg+238.2 c/kg225 to 235
Yearlings300kg to 380kgN/Q
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg265 c/kg250 to 260
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg315 c/kg290 to 300
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg261.2 c/kg250 to 260
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg320 c/kg290 to 300
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg270 c/kg255 to 265
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kg300 c/kg285 to 295
BullsOver 550kg244 c/kg225 to 235


Next Grafton Store Sale – Thursday 15th March 2018

Grafton Store Sale Market Report

Thursday 18th January 2018

There was a smaller yarding of 655 head at the first Grafton Store Cattle Sale for 2018, in a mostly quality yarding. Store bullocks and feeder steers were scarce, however there was a good run of yearling and weaner steers which were in high demand from restockers on the coastal fringe, as well as the Dorrigo and Ebor areas. Heifers sold to reduced rates, which is the general trend in most selling centres at the present time. There was a good yarding of 100 cows and calves which sold slightly cheaper compared to Decembers sale, but there were still a lot of units making $1,200 – $1,500 each.

Sale Highlight include:

Matthew McGuren sold Brahman Cross Steers 288.2c/kg averaged 472.5kg – $1,361.75 p/hd

M & B Mulhearn sold Angus Cross Steers 332.2c/kg averaged 338.3kg – $1,123.94 p/hd

Gordonbrook sold Simmental Cross Steers 340.2c/kg averaged 289.6kg – $985.27 p/hd

D Corfe sold Angus Steers 390.2c/kg averaged 232kg – $905.26 p/hd, also sold Angus Steers 422.2c/kg weighed 185kg – $781.07 p/hd

TJ Bartlett sold Angus/Limousin Cross Steers 370.2c/kg averaged 204kg – $755.21 p/hd

Toorooka Partnership sold Santa Cross Heifers 292.2c/kg averaged 283.3kg – $827.90 p/hd

WD & CJ Cooper sold Brangus Cows & Calves – $1,800 per unit

Colin Green sold Brahman Cross Cows & Calves – $1,460 per unit

MA & SV Lloyd sold Angus Cross Cows & Calves – $1,400 per unit

The next Grafton Store Cattle Sale will be held Thursday 15th February.