Market Report – 13 September

Total Yarding: 431

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved. Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding, with most going to feed lot orders, while grown steers were mostly light weights. Weaners were limited and there were only 53 cows offered. Prices lifted on the better quality yarding.

Weaner steers sold to 248c, while heifers made from 169c to 220c/kg. Yearlings to feeders sold to a stronger trend, lifting up to 30c on a much better run of cattle coming off crops, making from 240c to 292c/kg. Heifers followed a similar trend receiving from 245c to 260c/kg. Trade steers reached 320c and heifers to the trade reached 248c/kg.

Grown steers to feed on reached 265c and the few heavy grown heifers to processors sold from 220c to 250c/kg. The 2 score cows lifted 5c and sold from 140c to 185c/kg. Heavy cows gained up to 10c on the leaner cows and held firm on the prime heavy weights as prices sold from 217c to 220c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: I&V Builders, Wallaroo, topped both the cow and the heifer markets today with this pen. Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold 1 Angus x heifer for 250c/kg, weighing 635kg, $1587.5 and 1 Angus x cow for 220.2c/kg, weighing 715kg, $1574.43.

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