Market Report – 16 May 2019

Total Yarding: 1,767

Numbers eased slightly, as quality was plainer and lighter than previous weeks. There were a few more weaners and a large offering of yearlings. Grown steers were very limited and nearly 600 cows were penned. The market sold to a primarily cheaper trend, with the exception of cattle with weight and medium weight feeder heifers.

Weaner steers sold from 200c to 300c and heifers made from 155c to 226c, back 40c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were back 20c, making from 245c to 311c, with heavy feeders close to firm, reaching 319c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were similar, receiving from 223c to 277c/kg. Prime heavy trade cattle lifted 20c, making from 274c to 278c/kg.

Only a few grown steers were offered, receiving from 250c to 260c/kg. Light and plain cows to restock sold 40c/kg cheaper, but quality was back. The 2 score processing cows eased 15c, making from 120c to 177c/kg. Heavy cows were 1c to 2c softer, receiving from 166c to 221c, averaging 208c/kg on the 4 score cows.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Duncombe & Co sold Angus Steers on behalf of B&B Brown, Goulburn for 319.2c/kg, av 452.9kg, $1445.71ph.

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