Market Report – 14 September 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 448

Cattle numbers were steady and the quality was a little plainer. There was a limited number of prime young cattle with most suited to restocking orders. There was only limited numbers of feeders and most fell into the heavy weight range. Grown heifers had a large percentage of the sale yard and only 32 cows were penned. The market sold to weaker trends on the plainer cattle and in the export run while the few prime lines of yearlings were steady.

Weaner steers sold from 135c to 230c and the heifers 120c to 200c/kg for those over 200kg. The few heavy butcher vealers ranged from 240c to 253c/kg. C muscle restocking steers to 350kg ranged from 200c to 247c and the similar weight in the heifers 140c to 185c/kg. The best of the trade steers and heifers ranged between 240c and 250c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks slipped around 10c depending on age and sold from 180c to 238c/kg. Grown heifers to process reached 235c/kg. Cows were back 40c with the medium weight 2 score cows 100c to 130c and heavy 3 and 4 scores 160c to 188c/kg.

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Photo: 16 Angus Steers sold for 244c/kg, ave 462.8kg, $1129ph by Elders on behalf of Buggali Cattle Co.