Market Report – 11 October

Total Yarding: 1,083

Overall numbers were back and the quality was on the plain side. Yearlings were best supplied and there were several large drafts of vender bred cattle. Grown steers remain in short supply, but there was an increase in grown heifers. Around 300 cows were offered in a dearer market, which sold to a larger buying group than usual.

Weaners lifted 20c, selling from 200c to 244c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 30c stronger, 265c to 280c, with backgrounders reaching 294c/kg. Light heifers gained 25c, selling from 180c to 225c/kg. Heifers to feed lifted 5c on average, selling between 225c and 250c/kg. The few trade cattle were firm 240c to 260c/kg.

Grown steers to feed ranged from 252c to 260c and the best to process reached 265c/kg. The heavy grown heifers received 233c to 258c/kg. Cows were 25c to 30c dearer, with the medium weight 2 scores making 155c to 199c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 195c to 240c to average 228c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Agstock sold 39 Angus x Steers on behalf of P&F Hosking to a top of 294.2c/kg, av 349.3kg, $1027.69ph.

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