Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Total Head Yarded: 641     Export: 240    Veal: 401

Comments: There was an increase in numbers this week with most categories represented. The two major export processors were in attendance which saw bullocks sell to a slightly dearer market however, there was still one cow buyer absent with most sales 10c/kg easier for heavier cows and light cows sold on parr. Restocker steers sold fully firm for the heavier end whilst light restockers and vealers once again dropped as much as 20c/kg.

Bullocks & Steers550+258.2 c/kg248 to 255
Feeder Steers350kg+275 c/kg260 to 270
Cows450kg+211.2 c/kg200 to 205
Boner Cows/Meatworks185 c/kg170 to 180
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg160 c/kg170 to 180
Heifers 400kg+240 c/kg210 to 220
Yearlings300kg to 380kgN/Q
Vealers/Meatworks200kg to 280kg223.2 c/kg215 to 220
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg298.2 c/kg280 to 290
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg255 c/kg200 to 215
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg275 c/kg260 to 270
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg240 c/kg 225 to 235
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kgN/Q
BullsOver 550kg230 c/kg215 to 220


Next Grafton Store Sale – Thursday 19th April 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.