Market Report – 14 May 2020

Total Yarding: 643

Numbers lifted and the quality was good. There was more weight in the young restocking cattle with limited numbers under 250kg in weight. Trade cattle were well supplied and there was a good run of heavy milk tooth steers which sold to much stronger trend. Restocking orders again were the major purchasers of the young cattle and there was an extra order operating. Grown cattle were fewer in numbers and there were 190 mixed quality cows.

Restocking steers were firm selling mostly from 420c to 470c/kg. Light weights reached 492c/kg. Heifers were also similar making from 380c to 405c/kg with heavier weights purchased. Trade cattle were the biggest movers, lifting 20c to 30c on the steers with most making from 360c to 414c/kg. Heifers to the trade were 5c to 10c stronger reaching 390c/kg.

Grown steers were limited and sold to 375c/kg. Grown heifers sold from 270c to 340c/kg. Cows were slightly cheaper. Medium weight cows sold from 240c to 275c/kg. Heavy cows made from 269c to 282c with a single Euro cow to 290c/kg. Restocking cows sold from 257c to 278c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: N Moloney, Taralga sold 10 Angus x Steers with MD & JJ Anderson for 410.2c/kg, av 520kg, $2133.04ph.

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