Market Report – 16 March 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 782

Numbers eased and the quality was fair to good. Breed was a big influence on the market with Angus feeders holding firm to slightly cheaper and other breeds taking a big fall. Yearlings were well supplied and suited both trade and feeder buyers. Weaners were limited with a start of the weaners sale tomorrow. There were only limited numbers of grown cattle and a mixed line up of 150 cows.

The few weaner steers sold from 320c to 380c and heifers 285c to 330c/kg. Feeder steers were 9c cheaper on average but the top end were firm selling from 260c to 359c/kg. Feeder heifers were 3c easier 240c to 340c/kg. Trade steers were 20c softer and heifers eased 10c selling between 280c and 330c/kg.

Prime grown heifers slipped 7c reaching 324c and grown steers were firm selling from 300c to 340c/kg. The heavy prime cows were steady reaching 282c but the plainer 2 score cows were 15c cheaper ranging from 180c to 235c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service. Click here to download full market report.

Photo: 10 Angus Steers sold for 359.6kg, ave 424kg, $1525ph by Butt Livestock on behalf of T&W Medway, Dalton.