After last Tuesday no sale, due to the big rain over the Clarence catchment 490 cattle yarded were yarded this Tuesday. The market for all categories sold firm to dearer. Bullocks to the kill topped at 286c/kg, feeder steers sold to 312c/kg, cows topped at 232c/kg with most sales between 207c/kg to 225c/kg. Calves to the veal trade topped at 328c/kg. Restockers were once again very strong bidding on most lots in the sale. Heavy Angus weaner steers topped at over $4/kg or rather $1200/hd.
Whilst we have had too much rain in the Clarence Valley our friends to the west received some decent falls. The oats crop on the Northern Tablelands and North West slopes is a picture to see. There will still be many Northern Rivers cattle go that way.
Cattle Sales every Tuesday - Prices from our sale records 20/06/2017
| ||Price/Kg ||Weight ||Average Price|
|Export Cows||232c/kg||615kg ||$1421/hd|
|Export Heifers ||250c/kg ||500kg ||$1250/hd|
|Yearlings ||326c/kg ||230kg ||$746/hd|
|Heavy Vealers ||326c/kg ||230kg ||$746/hd|
|Light Vealers ||326/kg ||207kg ||$670/hd|
Livio Ciscato bullocks sold to 270c/kg weighed 732kg to return $1951/hd.
Ramornie Station bullocks sold to 276c/kg weighed 590kg to return $1624/hd.
Jon Keats bullocks sold to 275c/kg weighed 565kg to return $1543/hd.
Marie Lorenzo feeder steers sold to 308c/kg to return $1554/hd to restockers.
Crowe Farms cows sold to 229c/kg weighed 545kg to return $1244/hd.
Swamp Pastoral cows sold to 232c/kg weighed 615kg to return $1421/hd.
AR & WN Kelly cows sold to 225c/kg weighed 590kg to return $1323/hd.
Maybrook red Angus steers sold to 394c/kg to return $931/hd to restockers.
CJ McGrath Angus weaner steers sold to 370c/kg to return $1105/hd to restockers.
Jill McGregor Angus weaner steers sold to 390c/kg to return $1015/hd to restockers.
Carol & Jack Hawken Angus weaner steers sold to 388c/kg to return $792/hd to restockers.
Neville Smith Angus steers sold to 392c/kg to return $893/hd to restockers.
Phillip & Kayleen Stephenson Angus cross weaner steers sold to 386c/kg to return $1095/hd to restockers.
Mount Silver Brahmans weaner steers sold to 394c/kg to return $922/hd to restockers.
John Holmes vealers sold to 324c/kg weighed 235kg to return $757/hd.
Vendor of the week
‘Maybrook’ was selected as the ‘vendor of the week’ at the Grafton prime cattle sale held on Tuesday. The vendor is a regular contributor to the weekly prime sales, receiving recognition this week based on the quality of the vealers offered. Amongst an offering of 9 head was the pen of 5 Limousin steers pictured with David Farrell. These well-muscled steers sold for 380.2c/kg at an average weight of 245kg to gross $931.49/head for the Pillar Valley property.