Market Reports

Please note: There is no Fat Sale Tuesday 23rd April due to Easter long weekend


Stock Comment

1137hd + 50 cows and calves yarded at Grafton on Tuesday. The market for export cattle sold dearer with bullocks selling to 295c/kg, feeder steers sold to 276c/kg, heavy heifers sold to 276c/kg and the best of the cows sold to 232c/kg.

In the trade section it was totally another story with all types selling cheaper by at least 20-50c/kg.
The best of the weaner steers sold to an isolated 258c/kg and most sales for restockers were between 140c/kg and 200c/kg. The best of the vealers to processor topped at 210c/kg.
Next weeks Fat Sale has been cancelled due to the short week with Easter and Anzac day. Please don’t forget the Annual Feature Weaner Sale on Thursday the 2nd May.

Prices from our sale records 16/04/2019



Price/KGWeightAverage Price
Export Bullocks294c/kg 645kg$1891/hd
Export Cows231c/kg 600kg$1381/hd
Export Heifers276c/kg 517kg$1424/hd
Export Bulls224c/kg 760kg$1699/hd
Yearlings262c/kg 334kg$868/hd
Heavy Vealers200c/kg 289kg$574/hd
Light Vealers208c/kg 218kg$455/hd
Bobby Calves0c/kg 0kg$0/hd

Sale Features

PD & DL Moran Bullocks sold to 295c/kg weighed 645kg to return $1891/hd

Doboy Station bullocks sold to 264c/kg weighed 470kg to return $1152/hd

Keys & McDonald weaner steers sold to 262c/kg weighed 335kg to return $868/hd

LS Timms heavy heifers sold to 276c/kg weighed 518kg to return $1424/hd

NSW DPI cows sold to 218c/kg weighed 576kg to return $1240/hd

Keys and McDonald cows sold to 232c/kg weighed 600kg to return $1381/hd

AR & WN Kelly cows sold to 215c/kg weighed 525kg to return $1119/hd

Wratten Family Trust cows sold to 222c/kg weighed 503kg to return $1115/hd

Ramornie Station cows sold to 230c/kg weighed 525kg to return $1203/hd

IE & VA Preston Angus weaner steers sold to 258c/kg weighed 323kg to return $826/hd

Wayne & Di Jefferies Angus weaner steers sold to 250c/kg weighed 305kg to return $757/hd



Vendor of the Week


Tracey Clarke was selected as the ‘vendor of the week’ at this week’s prime cattle sale in Grafton.  The vendor sold a total of 29 head from her idyllic mountain retreat at Deer Vale, west of Dorrigo.  The best of the offering were 2 Angus heifers which sold for 269.2c/kg at an average weight of 562.5kg to gross $1,514.25/head.  The pen of milk-tooth heifers pictured presenting themselves for the buyers sold for 250.2c/kg to gross Ms Clarke a further $1,184.28/head.  The offering was sold by Farrell McCrohon Stock and Station Agents.



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