CTLX Carcoar 17 Sept: Firmer market across most categories

David Monk, 18/09/2018

Yarding 1400 Change 450


FEEDER heifers were the big movers in a larger yarding at Carcoar sale yesterday, lifting by as much as 35c/kg in what was a mostly buoyant market for most other sections.

It was a pretty good quality yarding with some good runs of ideal feeder cattle along with a few pens of well-finished grown steers, grain assisted or coming off crops.

There was a good mixture of cows but only limited numbers of well-finished trade cattle. The bulk of the cattle were sourced from local districts along with some consignments from the Coonamble region.

All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating along with additional feeder orders particularly for the heifers.

NLRS advises the few young cattle to the trade were up to 10c dearer with prime steer vealers selling to 295c and the prime heifer vealers sold from 270c to 280c/kg. The prime yearlings sold from 265c to 290c/kg.

Feeder steers were 4c dearer while the feeder heifers were up to 20/kg dearer and more in places compared to the previous sale’s cheaper market. Feeder steers sold from 250c to 319c with the medium weights weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 298c while the heavy weights over 400kg averaged 310c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 210c to 285c with the lighter weights averaging 257c and the medium weights 268c/kg.

Limited numbers of young steers to the restockers were a little dearer selling from 220c to 290c while the young heifers to the restockers sold to 226c/kg.

The few properly finished grown steers were firm with the prime heavy weights selling from 290c to 298c to average 296c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 230c to 289c/kg. Grown heifers sold at similar rates with the better types selling from 222c to 250c/kg.

Plain conditioned light and medium weight cows were 8c to 12c dearer while the better finished heavyweight cows were 8c cheaper. 1 and 2 score cows sold from 50c to 186c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 170c to 245c with the prime heavy weights averaging 232c/kg.

The restockers and feeders were active on suitable lines paying from 60c for very light plain cows to 199c/kg for good framed Angus cows with age on their side.

The bull market was dearer with the better muscled and better conditioned heavyweights selling from 210c to 274c/kg. The top priced bulls for the day were very high yielding black Limousins in top condition.


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