Market Report – 12 January 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 376

Numbers more than doubled and the quality was mixed. There was a better run of cows and a few large drafts of heavy bullocks. Yearlings were well supplied and there was a larger percentage of well finish cattle that suited the trade. Weaners were better breed and in larger lots. All the usual buyer returned. Cows sold to a dearer trend while the yearling were cheaper.

Weaner steers sold from 400c to 535c and the heifers 400c to 485c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers averaged 355c after reaching 410c/kg and heifers sold between 260c and 355c/kg. Most trade cattle weighed between 340kg and 450kg and sold from 320c to 380c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks ranged from 308c to 338c and heavy grown heifers 305c to 350c/kg. Heavy 4 and 5 score cows were 10c dearer selling from 265c to 305c and the middle run 240c to 275c/kg.

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Photo: 8 Hereford Steers sold for 325c/kg, ave 835kg, $2714ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of C&J Dooley, Roslyn.