Market Report – 1 October 2020

Total Yarding: 254

Numbers were limited and the quality was a little plainer on some of the yearling cattle. Weaners were very limited and there were only a few runs of yearlings. Most of the grown heifers and cows were heavy and carrying a lot of condition. The market sold to a mostly firm trend with breed related variances the main difference in price averages.

Weaner steers sold from 429c to 468c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed and restocking orders 360c to 420c/kg. Heavy trade steers did lift 12c but on limited numbers and sold from 386c to 410c/kg. Light feeder heifers were back 4c on average and reached 410c and medium weight trade heifers slipped 9c on average receiving 400c to 412c/kg.

Prime grown steers sold to 370c/kg and heavy grown heifers sold to a slightly cheaper trend with the bulk 284c to 310c, with two tooth heifers reaching 370c/kg. The bulk of the cows were heavy weights and sold 2c to 3c cheaper and ranged from 275c to 305c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Bontara Merino Stud, Gobarralong sold 3 Angus x Steers with AgStock for 405c/kg, av 441.7kg, $1788.75ph.

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