Markets

Dubbo sale 23 Sep 2016: Restockers add to competition

David Monk, 23/09/2016

Despite another wet week numbers lifted with a yarding of 1990 with some far western consignments from Wilcannia and Broken Hill trucked earlier in the week.

There were also consignments from Coonamble Baradine and Merriwa though the bulk of the yarding was from local districts.

Most grades were represented in a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of young cattle throughout along with fair numbers of grown cattle.

Most of the regular buyers were operating along with solid restocker support on suitable lines. In fact, on a number of occasions the processors had to outbid the restockers to secure suitable lines.

MLA market information advises young cattle to the trade were firm to 4c dearer with steer vealers selling from 368c to 395c/kg. Heifer vealers to the trade sold from 357c to 399c with the medium weights weighing between 280kg and 300kg averaging 387c/kg.Prime steer yearlings sold from 346c to 395c with those over 400kg averaging 355c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings to the trade sold from 330cto 395c with the heavier weights averaging 358c/kg.

Young feeder cattle were firm to 5c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 340c to 408c with the large number over 400kg averaging 384c/kg. Feeder heifers sold from 339c to 381c/kg.

Young steers to the restockers were very keenly sought after selling at 5c to 10c dearer rates ranging in price from 395c to 462c/kg. Young heifers to the restockers sold from 360c to 381c/kg.

Grown steers were 10c dearer and more in places with the prime medium weights weighing 500kg to 600kg selling from 312c to 365c to average 348c/kg. Export weight feeder steers sold from 320c to 387c/kg. Grown heifers were also a little dearer and sold to 370c with the heavier weights over 540kg averaging 320c/kg.

Plainer conditioned cows were 5c to 8c cheaper while the properly finished cows were 1c/kg easier. Once again there were no lines suitable for the fatteners as the majority of the cows are in very forward or prime condition. 2 and 3 score cows sold from 220c to 271c with the good numbers of 3 scores over 520kg averaging 263c/kg. The 4 score heavy weight cows sold from 263c to 285c to average 276c/kg.

Bulls were 1c cheaper with the well muscled heavier weights selling from 260c to 291c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers sold from 350c to 400c/kg.

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