Total Yarding: 711
Cattle numbers eased and the quality varied. There were some very good trade cattle and some ideally weighted feeders along with plain runs of light weights. Grown steers and heifers were limited and around 130 cows were penned.
Light young steers to Restockers sold to a dearer trend and made from 234c to 284c/kg. Yearling steers were 3c to 6c cheaper on the medium and heavy feeders despite a good run of medium weight steers. Medium weights sold from 250c to 289c and the heavy weights made from 270c to 300c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were also 7c cheaper, receiving from 245c to 280c/kg. The few heavy trade cattle made from 300c to 310c/kg remaining firm.
Prime grown steers sold from 280c to 315c and heavy grown heifers to processors made from 262c to 298c/kg. Cows were 6c cheaper on the lighter weights with the 2 score cows making from 180c to 234c/kg. Heavy cows were up to 9c stronger selling from 215c to 265c with the high yielding cows averaging 258c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Tegan Morris, Delta Agribusiness sold 4 Angus Steers on behalf of Romani Pastoral Co who topped today’s market for 315.6c/kg, av 571.3kg, $1802.87ph.
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