Market Report – 12 May 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 645

Numbers fell and the quality was mixed. There were good numbers of yearling and all the usual feeder orders were operating along with a larger restocking gallery. Trade cattle were very limited and there was a better supply of heavy bullocks. Around 180 cows were penned and the market trend was stronger.

Weaner steers sold from 595c to 675c and heifers reached 640c/kg. medium weight feeder steers were 8c dearer 467c to 627c/kg and heavy feeder steers sold 15c dearer and more on selected lines ranging from 480c to 625c/kg. The best of the trade steers reached 550c/kg. Feeder heifers lifted 20c on limited numbers and ranged from 448c to 580c/kg.

Heavy bullocks were 5c dearer selling from 390c to 455c and prime grown heifers gained 7c ranging between 390c and 445c/kg. Plain 2 score cows were considerably dearer with strong restocker competition and sold from 328c to 370c/kg. Prime heavy weights gained 5c, 300c to 350c/kg.

Photo: 7 Limousin X Heifers sold for 592c/kg, ave 319.3kg, $1890ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of B&V Maloney, Taralga.

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