Market Report – 11 March 2021

Total Yarding: 668

Cattle numbers improved and so did the quality. Most of the cattle had plenty of weight and suit both feed and trade orders. Yearlings made up the majority and weaners were limited. There was an excellent run of heavy cows and the market trend was stronger in most categories.

Weaner steers 470c to 521c and light heifers reached 590c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers averaged 15c dearer, selling from 440c to 480c/kg to a back grounder. Heavy feeders were firm 394c to 450c/kg. Medium weight heifers lifted 3c to 8c ranging from 438c to 441c, but heavy feeder heifers eased 11c despite the quality and sold from 371c to 420c/kg. Heavy trade cattle, both steers and heifers, sold to 440c/kg.

Grown steers were firm 340c to 384c and heavy grown heifers were 6c cheaper selling from 312c to 375c/kg. Medium weight cows were limited and 8c cheaper, selling from 283c to 292c and heavy cows were firm to 5c dearer at 292c to 329c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: WP Walsh, Taralga sold 5 Angus x Steers with Michael Hall Livestock & Property for 389.2c/kg, av 786kg, $3059.11ph.

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