Total Yarding: 1,425
Numbers lifted and the quality was fair to good. Yearling were well supplied and most went to feed or restocking orders with only a limited supply going to the trade. Grown steers and heifers were also well supplied and most were carrying plenty of weight and cover. Cow numbers improved and most were heavy weighted cows. All the usual buyers operated in a market that was dearer for the young cattle but the heavy weights and grown cattle sold to cheaper prices.
Weaner steers sold to a similar top of 351c to re-stockers and 295c/kg for light heifers. Medium weight feeder steers averaged 4c better selling between 285c and 342c/kg. Heavy feeders eased 6c with not as much competition, averaging 287c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were firm and ranged from 275c to 294c/kg. The few trade cattle eased 11c ranging from 268c to 274c/kg.
Grown steers over 500kg were back 9c and bullocks eased by up to 15c/kg. Prices ranged from 250c to 275c/kg. Grown heifers to processors were firm to 4c easier, receiving from 230c to 257c/kg. The heavy cows ended firm after selling to a higher top price of 248c, averaging 228c/kg. The medium weight 2 scores eased by 2c, making from 190c to 225c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
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Photo: Steve Ridley, Elders Goulburn sold 60 Angus x Steers on behalf of Mogo Station, Batemans Bay to a top of 351.2c/kg, av 242.8kg, $852.54ph.