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Gunnedah Cattle Report

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Report Date: 16th Aug 2022

Total Yarding: 280

The widespread rain event across the supply area plus the local AG Quip festival reduced numbers at Gunnedah to 280 head. The yarding was dominated by yearling steers and heifers with only a very small penning of cows and bulls. All the regular feeder buyers and restockers were present and very active on the quality lines of suitable cattle presented lifting prices on the domestic feeder steers by 28c/kg and on the heifers from 24c to 43c/kg. Crop fattened yearling heifers to the local wholesale meat trade also lifted in price.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made 540c to average 533c with those returning to the paddock averaging 554c and selling to 560c. Heavy yearling steers to feed sold to 528c and averaged 510c/kg. A good sample of yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 517c and sold to 544c with the local wholesale meat trade paying to 570c/kg. Heavy yearling heifers to feed made 508c to average 484c/kg.

A handful of heavy cows made 304c with medium weight bulls to feed selling to 338c/kg.

Market Reporter, Errol Luck.