Grafton Market Report

Date: Tuesday 5th May 2022

Total Head Yarded: 480 Export: 160 Veal: 320

Comments: This weeks Fat Sale saw a good increase in numbers. Bullocks and Weaners were in good supply, quality of the yarding was mixed. Bullocks sold very well, to top at 424c/kg, with most sales over 400c/kg. Cows saw less competition with not all processors operating, selling cheaper by 10-20c/kg. Restockers were active on the good quality lines of weaners to see a fully firm market. Off quality cattle saw substantial price drop.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Bullocks & Steers/Processors550+424.2 c/kg400 to 410
Feeder Steers350kg+478.2 c/kg420 to 450
Cows450kg+370 c/kg345 to 355
Boner Cows/Processors250 c/kg180 to 220
Boner Cows/Re-Stockers350kg404.2 c/kg345 to 360
Heifers/Processors400kg+410 c/kg385 to 400
Butchers Yearlings300kg to 380kgN/Q
Vealers/Processors200kg to 280kgN/Q
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg756.2 c/kg600 to 700
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg658.2 c/kg550 to 600
Light Re-Stocker Steers100kg to 200kg830.2 c/kg700 to 800
Light Re-Stocker Heifers100kg to 200kg795.2 c/kg700 to 750
Bobby Calves70kg to 110kgN/Q
Heavy BullsOver 550kg326.2 c/kg300 to 320

Sale Highlights:

A/c Dale Wearing sold Angus Cross Bullocks 417.2c/kg averaged 702kg – $2,928.74 p/hd

A/c WB & JM Wearing sold an Angus/Brangus Bullock 418.2c/kg weighed 715kg – $2,990.13

A/c Springwood Grazing sold Brangus/Santa Bullocks 416.2c/kg averaged 650.6kg – $2,707.90 p/hd

A/c PJ Holmes sold Charolais Bullocks 424.2c/kg averaged 677.5kg – $2,873.96 p/hd

A/c B & W Borsato & R Caldieraro sold Angus Heifers 410c/kg averaged 510kg – $2,091.00 p/hd

A/c KJ & JN Ellem sold Angus/Charolais Cows 355c/kg averaged 547.5kg – $1,943.63 p/hd

A/c B & W Borsato & R Caldieraro sold Angus Cows 370c/kg averaged 585kg – $2,164.50 p/hd

A/c Timothy Cheers sold a Poll Hereford Cow 349.2c/kg weighed 760kg – $2,653.92

A/c MJ Oates sold Angus Steers 744.2c/kg averaged 172.5kg – $1,283.74 p/hd

A/c DG & LM Hoschke sold Angus Steers 756.2c/kg averaged 204.6kg – $1,547.51 p/hd

A/c BJ Slarke Pty Ltd sold Angus Steers 640.2c/kg averaged 300kg – $1,920.60 p/hd

A/c Jizzy Genetics sold Black Simmental Steers 830.2c/kg averaged 151.7kg – $1,259.14 p/hd

A/c RJ Smith sold Angus Steers 770.2c/kg averaged 192.5kg – $1,482.64 p/hd

Store Cattle Sale

Date: Tuesday 12th April 2022

Total Head Yarded: 1369 x 81

Comments: Graftons Store Cattle Sale held on Tuesday 12th April saw a big sell-off of flood and wet weather affected cattle with a big yarding of light weaners along with a large offering of PTIC Cows and Cows & Calves. The few Feeder Steers on offer sold up to 30c/kg cheaper. It was a similar pattern for heavy Weaners with some sales back by 50c/kg. Light calves held up firm along with PTIC Cows, however, Cows & Calves saw limited competition and sold cheaper compared to previous sales.

Grafton Annual Feature Weaner Sale
Thursday 5th May 2022

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Store Bullocks450kg+410 c/kg380 to 400
Feeder Steers350kg+576.2 c/kg480 to 520
PTIC Cows$2,4201,750 to 2,100
Boner Cows/Restockers350kg382.2 c/kg340 to 360
PTIC HeifersN/Q
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg744.2 c/kg600 to 700
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg724.2 c/kg600 to 700
Light Re-Stocker Steers100kg to 200kg844.2 c/kg700 to 800
Light Re-Stocker Heifers120kg to 200kg850.2 c/kg700 to 800
Cows & Calves$3,0002,000 to 2,600

A/c Donna Layton sold Hereford Cross Steer 506.2c/kg averaged 412kg – $2,085.54 p/hd

A/c Morcon P/Ship sold Santa/Hereford Steers 576.2c/kg averaged 375kg – $2,160.75 p/hd

A/c JS & RL Cumberland sold Angus/Hereford Steers 662.2c/kg averaged 258kg – $1,708.48 p/hd

A/c Estate of AK Woods sold Angus Steers 744.2c/kg averaged 231.4kg – $1,722.29 p/hd

A/c Parraween Highlands Cattle sold Angus Cross Steers 670.2c/kg averaged 255.8kg – $1,714.60 p/hd

A/c David Timms sold Angus Steers 742.2c/kg averaged 215kg – $1,595.73 p/hd

A/c T & N O’Rourke sold Angus Steers 848.2c/kg averaged 171.7kg – $1,456.08 p/hd

A/c A Reardon sold Angus Steers 724.2c/kg averaged 218.3kg – $1,581.17 p/hd

A/c WJ Clancy sold Charolais Steers 806.2c/kg averaged 194.2kg – $1,565.37 p/hd

A/c Bregot Grazing sold Brangus Steers 844.2c/kg averaged 165kg – $1,392.93 p/hd

A/c LJ & NF McGuire sold Simmental Cross Heifers 556.2c/kg averaged 339kg – $1,885.52 p/hd

A/c WJ Clancy sold Charolais Heifers 724.2c/kg averaged 205kg – $1,484.61 p/hd

A/c DJ & HL Thurgood sold Angus Heifers 770.2c/kg averaged 174.5kg – $1,344.35 p/hd

A/c DJ & DA Bale sold Charolais Cross Heifers 800c/kg averaged 160kg – $1,280.00 p/hd

A/c Bradley McPherson sold Charolais Cows & Calves – $2,880.00 p/unit

A/c B & BH Guest sold Santa Cross Cows & Calves – $3,000 p/unit

A/c R Tozer sold Brangus Cows & Calves – $2,400.00 p/unit

A/c JP & JA Stokes sold Charolais Cross PTIC Cows – $2,280.00 p/hd

A/c Bradley McPherson sold Charolais Cross PTIC Cows – $2,420.00 p/hd

A/c RA Clark Pty Ltd sold Charolais Cross PTIC Cows – $2,320.00 p/hd

Grafton Annual Feature Weaner Sale

Date: Thursday 5th May March 2022

Total Head Yarded: 2850

Graftons Annual Feature Weaner Sale saw an excellent yarding of stock from the Clarence Valley and surrounds. There were some excellent lines on offer, however, a big portion of the yarding had lost their bloom, showing the effects of the continuous wet weather. Recent rain in Queensland saw increased competition on the Charolais and Bos Indicus Cross cattle, while most of the British types were snapped up by New England and Northwest NSW restockers.

QuotationsWeightsTopsMostly
Re-stocker Steers200kg to 280kg784.2 c/kg650 to 750
Re-stocker Heifers200kg to 280kg720.2 c/kg600 to 700
Light Re-Stocker Steers150kg to 200kg930.2 c/kg750 to 850
Light Re-Stocker Heifers150kg to 200kg890.2 c/kg750 to 850

A/c DC & MJ Meury sold Angus Steers 690.2c/kg averaged 290kg – $2,001.58 p/hd

A/c Blackadder Brangus sold Angus Steers 760.2c/kg averaged 235.9kg – $1,793.38 p/hd

A/c PM & DW Browning sold Angus Cross Steer 784.2c/kg averaged 210kg – $1,646.82 p/hd

A/c Baryulgil Pastoral Co. sold Charolais Cross Steer 598.2c/kg averaged 346.2kg – $2,070.69 p/hd

A/c RA Clark Pty Ltd sold Charbray Steers 788.2c/kg averaged 170kg – $1,339.94 p/hd

A/c MJ & T Middlebosch sold Charolais Steers 750.2c/kg averaged 222kg – $1,665.79 p/hd

A/c PF & CL Tarrant sold Charolais Steers 778.2c/kg averaged 197.5kg – $1,536.95 p/hd

A/c IM & JL Fahey sold Simmental Cross Steers 760.2c/kg averaged 216.8kg – $1,648.25 p/hd

A/c Alec & Jenna Jones sold Angus Steers 810.2c/kg averaged 215kg – $1,741.93 p/hd

A/c MI & SE Elliott sold Angus Steers 930.2c/kg averaged 127.1kg – $1,182.68 p/hd

A/c LJ & NF McGuire sold Angus/Simmental Heifers 574.2c/kg averaged 313.8kg – $1,801.55 p/hd

A/c Baryulgil Pastoral Co. sold Charolais Cross Heifers 650.2c/kg averaged 251.8kg – $1,636.97 p/hd

A/c DC & MJ Meury sold Angus Heifers 660.2c/kg averaged 243.3kg – $1,606.49 p/hd

A/c PM & WD Browning sold Angus Heifers 702.2c/kg averaged 214kg – $1,502.71 p/hd

A/c IM & JL Fahey sold Charolais Cross Heifers 720.2c/kg averaged 207.5kg – $1,494.42 p/hd

A/c Edwards Livestock sold Simmental Cross Heifers 642.2c/kg averaged 220kg – $1,412.84 p/hd

A/c KJ & JN Ellem sold Angus Heifers 642.2c/kg averaged 234.2kg – $1,503.82 p/hd

A/c GJ & ME Lee sold Angus Heifers 740.2c/kg averaged 185kg – $1,369.37 p/hd

A/c Gordonbrook sold Angus/Brangus Heifers 820.2c/kg averaged 128.3kg – $1,052.29 p/hd

A/c R Tozer sold Angus/Charolais Heifers 856.2c/kg averaged 122.5kg – $1,048.85 p/hd

A/c Bregot Grazing sold Angus Cross Heifers 855.2c/kg averaged 114.2kg – $976.35 p/hd