Market Report – 11 January 2024

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding:  462

The first sale of 24 was smaller but the quality was better, there were lines of well weighted feeder steers and heifers and an outstanding run of heavy cows. Grown steers and heifers were limited as were weaners for the restockers. The market lifted 50c to 80c across a large range of cattle and weights. Not all the usual buyers were operating today.

The few weaner steers to restocker sold from 338c to 355c and the heifers 265c to 290c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers ranged from 270c to 337c and heavy weights 278c to 311c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers sold between 255c and 285c and heavy weights in forward condition reached 274c/kg. Heavy trade cattle ranged from 272c to 285c/kg.

Even though the grown steers and bullocks were limited the quality and condition was good and prices ranged from 259c to 290c and heavy grown heifers, 6 tooth, reached 264c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 228c to 258c and the best of the B muscled bulls reached 255c/kg.

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Photo: 6 Angus Heifers sold for 264c/kg, ave 638.3kg, $1685ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of Bimini P/L.