Market Report – 12 August 2021

Total Yarding: 390

There was an increase in numbers and the quality was good. Feeders made up the bulk of the yearlings and there was a very good run of high yielding trade cattle. Weaners were in short supply as were grown heifers and cows, but there was a good run of grown steers and a few heavy bullocks. The market trend was firm to dearer.

Weaner steers returning to the paddock sold from 555c to 643c and heifers ranged from 520c to 565c/kg. Feeder steers were over 20c stronger with added competition, which saw medium weights sell from 540c to 600c and heavy weights from 434c to 542c/kg. A limited supply of heifers to feeders sold 6c dearer, making from 440c to 537c/kg. Heavy high-yielding trade cattle were much stronger, selling from 460c to 565c/kg. <

Grown steers and bullocks were firm, making from 410c to 445c and heifers ranged from 449c to 461c/kg mostly on 2 tooths. Cows were firm to slightly dearer with the leaner cows improving and score 3 and 4 cows making from 316c to 355c/kg. A run of cows and calves sold open auction and reached $3,650/unit for 2 year old cows with a very young calf.

Photo: D&G McReynolds, Yass, sold 8 Angus Steers with Holman Tolmie for 607.2c/kg, ave 303.1kg, $1841 ph.

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