Market Report – 12 October

Total Yarding:  900

Numbers lifted and the quality was good. Young cattle were best supplied and there were plenty of cattle which went to a large feeder and restocking buying group. Trade cattle were slightly better supplied. There was a much better run of well finished bullocks and plenty of well covered grown heifers. Cows were a little more mixed with a few more lighter plainer cows with the prime heavy weights. The market was stronger.

Restocking weaner steers sold to 307c and heifers to 285c/kg. The best of the vealers reached 265c/kg. Feeder steers lifted 8c to 10c with the medium and heavy weights ranging from 256c to 290c/kg. Feeder heifers gained 15c and sold between 242c and 270c/kg. Heavy trade steers lifted 8c and received from 262c to 274c/kg. Trade heifers made 262c to 275c/kg for the light and medium weights.

Grown steers and bullocks sold to strong demand, lifting 18c, to sell from 265c to 278c/kg. Grown heifers were 20c dearer and made 235c to 260c/kg. Cows were firm to 6c stronger with the 2 scores making between 185c and 212c/kg. The heavy 3 and 4 scores made between 190c and 215c, with young cows reaching 235c/kg. The 4 score cows averaged 209c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Michael Hall Livestock sold 8 Simmental X Steers to a top of 280.6c/kg, averaging 538.8kg, $1511.73 on behalf of Warlpark P/L, Cullerin.