Gunnedah Cattle Report

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Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 21st May 2024

Total Yarding: 2,400


With the winter just around the corner producers offloaded in numbers to see the yarding increase by 840 head. Weaners and cows were well supplied along with a good selection of feeder cattle. Quality was generally good however there were a few secondary quality lots penned. The condition varied also with not many to suit processors apart from cows. There was a similar buying group in attendance .

There were varying trends through the young cattle where weaners to restockers sold to cheaper trends. Breed was a factor in most of the larger negative price changes.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers sold to dearer trends with strong gains in places, noticeably the well bred keenly sought heavy weight feeders. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers sold to cheaper trends with demand weaker. Medium and heavy weights to feed saw a firm to cheaper trend with breed and quality also factors in price change.

Grown steers with 2 or more teeth sold to cheaper trends with those to feed also affected by breed and quality variations. There were cheaper trends through the cow market with the heavy high yielding lots least affected.

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