Total Yarding: 1,326
There was only a small decrease in numbers and the quality was plainer. Weaners were well supplied and there was a larger run of secondary yearlings. A few pens of very heavy bullocks and reasonable numbers of light grown heifers were penned. Cows made up nearly half of the yarding and the market sold to a cheaper trend, with only a few pens of medium weights feeders and cows holding firm.
Weaner steers sold from 233c to 270c, while heifers made from 167c to 225c/kg. Feeder steers eased 20c, with medium weights making from 230c to 300c, and heavy feeders sold from 266c to 300c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed were firm, with most selling from 230c to 262c, while one pen sold to 277c/kg. Heavy trade cattle made from 250c to 260c/kg.
Grown steers eased 10c, selling from 247c to 270c, with the heavy bullocks making from 208c to 212c/kg. 2 score heifers to feed made from 180c to 257c/kg. Most cows were 20c cheaper, with the exception of the straight medium weight Angus cows, which were firm. The 2 score cows sold from 120c to 184c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores made from 155c to 210c, averaging 201c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold Angus x Steers on behalf of N Tetley & S Buchanan, Braidwood for 300c/kg, av 419kg, $1257ph.
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