Market Report – 12 October 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 712

There was a lift in the numbers and the big rise was in the cow and grown heifers. There also was a big run of calves sold open auction. The quality of then young cattle was mixed but there were more that suited the trade. The market sold to a firm to stronger trend.

Weaner steers sold from 140c to 200c and the heifers 120c to 184c/kg. Feeder steers were 30c to 40c dearer on better quality, ranging from 155c to 228c and restocking heifers lifted 18c selling from 112c to 144c/kg on D muscle with a nice run of feeder heifers that reached 176c/kg. Heavy trade heifers were firm and sold to 191c/kg.

Grown steers were cheaper mainly breed related 135c to 180c/kg. A run of very light grown heifers to restock sold from 80c to 118c and heavy weights to process reached 170c/kg. Cows lifted 13c on the plainer and lighter cows and 5c to 7c on the prime heavy weights. The 2 score cows sold from 118c to 127c and heavy 3 and 4 score 130c to 165c/kg. Open auction calves made from $40 to $270/head.

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Photo: 23 Angus Steers sold for 228.2c/kg, ave 423.9kg, $967ph by Nutrien Livestock on behalf of A Dean & N Beasley.