Market Report – 17 March 2022

Total Yarding: 846

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was very good with an increase in heavy well finished yearling steers. Heifers were limited and there was only a few light and medium weight weaners. Bullocks were better supplied and there were only a few heavy grown heifers to process. Close to 100 mostly heavy cows were penned. A extra feeder order was operating buying the heavy yearlings and grown steers and bullocks. The market trend was dearer.

The few weaner steers sold from 616c to 757c/kg and heifers 580c to 600c/kg and heavy butcher vealers reached 560c/kg. feeder steers medium weight lifted 25c and sold from 500c to 631c and the heavy weights gained at a similar rate 429c to 608c/kg. Only a few heifers were penned and heavy weights over 400kg were dearer selling between 440c and 538c/kg.

Grown steers to feed were 20c stronger 445c to 480c/kg and heavy grown heifers to process also dearer 385c to 420c/kg. Cows lifted 4c to 9c and the medium weights 344c to 38c and heavy 4 score cows 370c to 395c/kg C muscled cows reached 405c/kg.

Photo: DW Macarthur-Onslow, Goulburn sold 25 Angus X Steers with Elders for 574.2c/kg, ave 543.2kg, $3119ph.

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