Latest Market Reports

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 274 Export: 150 Veal: 124

A much smaller yarding came forward this week with two consecutive Fat Sales being the main contributor to the lower numbers. Limited numbers mean limited buyers, with two Export Processors not operating which saw Cows and Bullocks sell 15-20c/kg cheaper. Quality was fair in the young cattle. Again, market trends cheaper, with not enough numbers to attract extra competition. If the forecasters are right, we might see some much-needed rain fall in parts of the country this weekend. That will put an injection of confidence back into the market.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 203 Export: 90 Veal: 113

A small yarding on offer this week, which is generally the case in the lead up to Easter. Saleyards across the eastern states have yarded very few numbers or even cancelled their sales. Good rain in QLD as well as small yarding’s put a good rise back in the market across all categories, even though the quality was generally plain. The market is looking positive for our Store Cattle Sale next week and DLP staff are on the lookout for more bookings.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 513 Export: 310 Veal: 203

A good quality yarding came forward this week with most categories being well represented. All the usual buyers were present, however, not all buyers operated while those that did certainly had the brakes on. Bullocks and cows slipped 10-20c/kg while bulls sold firm. Good quality re-stockers also held up firm, however, off-quality and out-of-spec cattle saw significant discounts. Weaner Sales are now in full swing with huge numbers to be sold in the coming weeks across NSW. The market won’t get better until we see some widespread rainfall.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 398 Export: 160 Veal: 238

Numbers were back by around 300 head this week with the two major contributing factors being the easing market as well as two Fat Sales in the space of a week. All the usual Processors were in attendance, and most were active. Bullocks sold to a cheaper trend, with quality being a major factor. Cows saw increased competition to be dearer by 5-8 cents for heavy cows and firm for leaner types. Again, there were limited lines of young cattle which sold to a mixed trend. Generally, quality played a big part.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 20 February 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 738 Export: 480 Veal: 258

738 Mostly good quality cattle were on offer for Grafton’s Fortnightly Fat Sale. All categories were well represented along with a full field of buyers. Bullocks sold firm to slightly dearer, however, Cows, Bulls & Heavy Heifers sold to a softer trend, down by 20-30c/kg compared to a fortnight ago. The quality of the young cattle was good with the market selling firm for the better quality types.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 1042 Export: 800 Veal: 242

Grafton’s Fat Cattle Sale lived up to its name with one of the biggest yarding of prime condition cattle to come forward for a very long time. Bullocks were well supplied along with a few good pens of Export Heifers. Cows were the majority of the yarding with 500 mostly prime Cows on offer. The market couldn’t continue its upward trend with both Cows & Bullocks selling 5-10c/kg softer however prices were certainly satisfactory. There was not to many lines of Young Cattle sold but what was there held up fully firm.

Grafton Store Cattle Sale

Thursday, 1 February 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 1393 x 57

Feeder Steers were the highlight at DLP’s monthly Store Cattle Sale, with a very good line up of steers over 350kg which were met with strong competition. A full field of commission buyers and outside agents were present with the majority of the yarding heading North of the border. Top priced feeders reached 382c/kg for 440kg while lighter feeders with frame made to 396kg. Back grounders were very active on Steers 300kg + with the best reaching 420c/kg for 332kg. Weaner Steers sold firm to dearer whilst Heifers of all weights sold much stronger with not many sales under 300c/kg. Cows & Calves sold slightly dearer but still represented good value buying, selling from $725 to $1875 per unit. PTIC Cows sold to 306c/kg to restockers while most Cows went to processors from 255-270c/kg

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 475 Export: 328 Veal: 147

Grafton’s fortnightly Fat Sale saw a very good yarding of stock on offer, in particular Cows, which were made up the majority of the yarding. With the threat of more wet weather in QLD to come, a full field of buyers were in attendance all competing strongly. Bullocks cracked the 300c/kg mark to top at 305.2c/kg. Fat Cows constantly made from 245-255c/kg to top at 263.2c/kg. A big run of Bulls also sold 20-30c/kg dearer. Although young cattle were limited in numbers quality was good. The best of the steers sold to 432.2c/kg and their sisters reached 326.2c/kg.

Grafton Store Cattle Sale

Saturday, 13 January 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 9 January 2024

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 356 Export: 175 Veal: 181

The first sale for 2024 saw a mixed quality yarding come forward, with a big crowd on hand to see how the market opened up. There were not enough Bullocks to get an accurate quote, whilst a good run of Cows sold very well, in particular the leaner types. It was a plain yarding of young cattle. However, the market was buoyant with premiums paid for anything with a bit of quality.

Grafton Fat Cattle Sale

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 343 Export: 246 Veal: 97

Comments: A very good line of Export cattle came forward this week. Cows were the highlight of today’s sale with some exceptional cows on offer. The Bullock market lifted 20c/kg, topping at 252.2c/kg. Cows sold well topping at 231.2c/kg. Heavy bulls topped at 263.2c/kg with one extra Processor operating. The quality of the young cattle was mixed with not many lines of calves on offer today however the market lifted again for all categories.

Grafton Store Cattle Sale

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre

Total Head Yarded: 707 x 25

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