Market Report – 12 March 2020

Total Yarding: 717

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was plainer. Yearlings were best supplied and all went to feeder or restocking orders. Grown steers and weaners were limited but there was an increase in grown heifers. Cow numbers were steady and included a run of 106 Hereford cows, depastured to the bull and sold $/head. The market sold to a stronger trend.

The few weaner steers sold from 432c to 498c and heifers made from 350c to 401c/kg. Feeder steers were firm on the medium weights making from 370c to 420c and heavy weights selling from 370c to 404c/kg. Feeder heifers lifted 6c, making from 366c to 394c/kg. No medium and heavy weights sold to the trade.

Grown heifers were much stronger with extra restocking and feeder competition selling from 270c to 338c/kg. Cows improved 6c to 10c with the 2 score cows to process selling from 260c to 295c and the best of the medium weights reached 309c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows made from 280c to 305c/kg. Restockers paid 348c/kg for lighter cows and the run of Hereford cows sold to restockers and averaged $1,500/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: I Southwell, Grabben Gullen sold 15 Angus Heifers with Duncombe & Co for 389.6c/kg, av 339.7kg, $1323.34ph.

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