Market Report – 1 August 2019

Total Yarding: 832

Numbers improved and the quality was mixed. There were more secondary cattle and a better run of steers and heifers that came off crops, which were purchased by feed lots. Light weights featured throughout the sale and there were approximately 100 cows penned.

A plainer run of weaner steers sold 16c cheaper on average, to make from 165c to 302c/kg. Heifers sold from 199c to 240c, while vealers made to 295c/kg. Feeder steers sold to similar prices, however the quality was better for the majority of the cattle, which made from 260c to 344c, while feeder heifers improved 15c, selling from 255c to 308c/kg. Trade steers were 14c dearer, making from 308c to 328c, with heifers selling from 270c to 322c/kg.

Prime grown steers sold from 279c to 300c, while the better trade grown heifers made from 256c to 285c/kg. Medium weight cows eased 9c to make from 190c to 232c, with a plainer offering of heavy weights also easing 20c to sell from 220c to 258c, averaging 240c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Willryan P/L topped today’s market with 9 Angus Steers sold for 332c/kg, av 425.6kg, $1412.84ph.

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