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Market Report 24.08.16

FORBES CATTLE SALE 22ND AUGUST 2016
Numbers eased slightly this sale, though quality continued to be very mixed. There were some good lines of well finished assisted cattle on offer along with the plainer secondary types. Yearlings made up the majority of the offering. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to easier market.

Steers       200-280kg   398-423c/kg

                330-400kg   330-404c/kg

                  400+kg         284-380c/kg

Heifers       200-280kg   335-364c/kg

               330-400kg   220-394c/kg

                400+kg         320-388c/kg

Cows         520+kg       250-288c/kg

Bulls         600+kg         240-266c/kg

 

FORBES SHEEP SALE 23RD AUGUST 2016
Numbers slipped this sale, with lambs showing the decrease. Lamb quality was similar to the previous sales with both well finished and plainer lambs penned. There were 8,300 head new season lambs penned and quality was fair with good numbers of fresh lambs offered. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to dearer market.

Lambs       20.1-22kg      $115-$161

                22.1-24kg       $137-$183

                 24.1-26kg      $139-$158

Hoggets   22.1kg+         $109-$128

Ewes         14.1-18kg       $54-$84

                 24kg+            $100-$127


CURRENT O/H PRICES

Trade Lambs 18-24kg                $6.20

Export Lambs 24kg+                  $5.80

Merino Lambs                          $5.20

Mutton Ewes $3.60 Wethers $3.90

Angus Steers Delivered             $3.90

Angus Heifers Delivered           $3.75

Cross Bred Steers Delivered   $3.80

Cross Bred Heifers Delivered   $3.50