Total Yarding: 1,000
Cattle numbers fell and the overall quality was plainer. There still was a good line up of well finished trade cattle and a few heavy bullocks and weaners but much the cattle were plainer in condition. Around 350 cows were penned in a dearer market.
The few pens of weaner steers sold 20c stronger ranging from 335c to 417c and heifers 289c to 350c/kg. Feeder steers had gains of 13c selling 330c to 378c/kg. A very good run of heavy heifers that went to feed lifted 35c selling between 320c and 338c/kg. Trade cattle lifted 10c with the medium and heavy steers 300c to 320c and heifers 308c to 326c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 325c to 326c and heavy grown heifers were 30c dearer, 302c to 326c/kg. Medium weight cows had rises of 30c to 35c pushed by restockers and sold from 258c to 289c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 20c better, 276c to 310c, averaging 295c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: T&C Lovelock, Breadalbane sold 7 Angus Steers with Jim Hindmarsh & Co for 417.2c/kg, av 192.9kg, $804.6ph.
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