Ian Weir and Sons
THERE were 270 cattle sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.
The yarding consisted of mainly good quality vealers/weaners, some good heavy yearlings and a mixed lot of meatworks cows.
Prices once again showed an improvement.
Prime light and medium weight vealers sold to meat processors from $2.90 to $3.25/kg.
Bill Walsh's outstanding draft of limousin vealers sold to good competition from butchers and backgrounders, with the top steers selling for $3.48/kg, $1009.
Gary Savin's charolais X steers sold for $3.56/kg, $1038.
Angus steers sold to premiums, with the heavy end 290kg, $3.58, $1041 and the lightweights 192kg, $4.20, $808.
The cow market was a couple of cents better than last week.
Heavy cows sold in the $2.15 to $2.30/kg range, with the best returning $1474.
Medium cows sold from $1.90 to $2.10 and older cows in low condition $1.40 to $1.70/kg.
THERE were 534 cattle yarded at Grafton yesterday. The market for all categories was dearer. Bullocks to slaughter sold to 280c/kg, feeder steers sold to 316c/kg and heavy cows topped at 243c/kg. In the trade section, vealers to processors sold to 324c/kg. Restockers returned with a mission, pushing lightweight angus steers to $5/kg.
G & U Leviny-Nicholls bullocks sold to 266c/kg weighed 765kg to return $2000/hd.
I M Bailey bullocks sold to 272c/kg weighed 605kg to return $1641/hd.
K R & S S Woodward bullocks sold to 268c/kg weighed 610kg to return $1630/hd.
Jon Keats bullocks sold to 272c/kg weighed 615kg to return $1668/hd.
David Bowling bullocks sold to 278c/kg weighed 680kg to return $1865/hd.
Swamp Pastoral bullocks sold to 280c/kg weighed 610kg to return $1703/hd.
Jill McGregor bullocks sold to 281c/kg weighed 570kg to return $1597/hd.
J P & S G Armstrong feeder steers sold to 308c/kg to return $1550/hd to feedlotters.
Jikero Partnership heifers sold to 259c/kg weighing 430kg to return $1115/hd.
Nash Schrader heifer sold to 267c/kg weighed 490kg to return $1305/hd.
P K Passlow cows sold to 243c/kg weighed 515kg to return $1247/hd.
B L & J L Gill angus cross weaner steers made 402c/kg to return $835/hd to restockers,
B G & M C Walker simmental weaner steers sold to 356c/kg to return $1086/hd to restockers.
R F Morgan angus weaner steers sold to 433c/kg to return $948/hd to restockers.
K R Aspinall angus weaner steers sold to 500c/kg $573/hd to restockers.
ANOTHER two sales were held last week with good numbers. A total of 3560 head was sold over the two days.
Wednesday prices were similar to the previous week, averaging $828.39/head (289.2c/kg) across the sale. A total of 1368 head were sold.
George & Fuhrman held Friday's Store Sale, with 2192 head sold.
Prices were again quite strong at an average of $959.50/head (377.2c/kg) across the sale.
Bullocks averaged 257.4c/kg, top 270.2c/kg.
Bulls averaged 222.7/kg, top 243.2/kg.
Cows averaged 204.8/kg, top 235.2/kg.
Cows and calves averaged $933.33/head, top $1600/head.
Heifers averaged 240.2/kg, top 250.0/kg.
Steers averaged 241.4/kg, top 256.2/kg.
Vealer averaged 322.6/kg, top 448.2/kg.
Yearling Heifers averaged 306.2/kg, top 310.0/kg.
Heifers averaged 334.6/kg, top 398.2/kg.
Steers averaged 388.9/kg, top 441.2/kg.
THERE was a lift in numbers, with young cattle making up the bulk.
The quality of those young cattle was very mixed, with condition following suit. That was also the case for the grown cattle. Demand from all sectors was high, reflecting confidence from restockers and possible short-term supply concerns from processors and feedlotters.
Market trends were generally dearer, however the mixed quality nature of the offering impacted some price variation. Light weight weaner steers to restock experienced strong price gains, while the heavier weights were firm to cheaper, with quality and breed a factor. Plainer quality and breed variations contributed to cheaper prices and averages for heifer weaners to restock.
Vealers to the trade were dearer. There was little change in the market for medium and heavy weight yearling steers to restock and feed. Yearling heifers to restock and feed were up to 10c/kg dearer.
Heavy grown steers sold to a dearer trend, with most going to feed. Processors competed strongly for the small number of cows, with the market trend up to 10c/kg dearer.
IT WAS a good quality yarding, with a good selection of young cattle to suit the backgrounders and feeders, along with a few pens of grown steers. Cows and grown heifers were also well supplied.
The few young cattle to the trade were 8c dearer, with the prime steer yearlings selling from 290c to 310c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 287c to 338c/kg.
Young feeder cattle were up to 25c dearer, with the feeder steers selling from 300c to 360c, while the feeder heifers sold from 290c to 335c/kg. Young steers to the restockers were dearer, selling to 415c/kg.
Grown steers were 4c dearer, with the prime medium weights selling from 265c to 310c/kg.
Grown heifers were up to 10c dearer, selling to 305c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows were 4c dearer while the better finished cows were 15c to 20c/kg dearer.
Two score cows sold from 185c to 205c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 200c to 253c, with the prime heavy weights averaging 238c/kg.
Bulls sold to 286c/kg.