Total Yarding: 647
Cattle numbers eased and the quality was good with a lot of cattle coming off crops and with condition. Young cattle numbers improved and there was extra restocking activity. There were reasonable numbers of yearling that suited both feeders and trade buyers. Grown steers were in very limited numbers and there were around 120 cows. The market sold to a cheaper trend with an odd exception for a few light restocking weaners.
Weaner steers eased 11c on average selling from 425c to 488c while heifers ranged from 358c to 465c/kg with buyers selective on breed. Medium weight feeder steers were 10c cheaper selling from 380c to 390c with restockers paying 411c to 440c/kg for similar weights. Heavy feeder were 17c cheaper with one major order on operating. Medium weight feeder heifers were 2c cheaper 345c to 378c/kg. Heavy trade steers were back 12c averaging 377c/kg.
Full mouth grown steers reached 296c and grown heifers were 10c to 15c cheaper with feeders paying to 355c/kg for 2 tooths. The 2 score cows eased 13c, making from 250c to 270c and heavy weights were around 5c softer from 272c to 300c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Flannery Farm Trust sold 12 Angus Steers with Elders for 420c/kg, av 370.8kg, $1557.5ph.
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