Market Report – 15 February 2024

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 815

Numbers increased by just over 100, for a total yarding of 819 fair to good quality cattle. There were some pens of high yielding, well finished heavy growth cattle to process, along with a few good runs of feeders. There was a limited supply of trade cattle and 95 cows. All the usual buyers were operating, selling to a softer market.

Yearlings to the trade were a few cents easier, selling from 262c to 309c/kg. Feeder steers were considerably cheaper, with one pen of medium weight steers reaching 378c, to average 305c, and the feeder heifers were back 14c, making from 240c to 300c/kg. The limited number of weaners were also cheaper, quality related.

Heavy grown steers were 5c softer, ranging from 220c to 285c and grown heifers sold from 200c to 276c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows, were up to 30c cheaper, selling from 208c to 245c/kg. Bulls were mostly firm, topping at 260c/kg.

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Photo: 9 Angus x Bullocks sold for 268c/kg, ave 801.1kg, $2147ph by Elders on behalf of S&N O’Neil.