Total Yarding: 537
There was a slight increase in numbers and the quality was good with plenty of well conditioned cattle on offer. Weaners were in very short supply and the bulk were heavy yearlings. There were several large drafts of 2 tooth heifers purchased by feeders and around 60 cows.
The few weaners were firm with the steers making from 423c to 450c/kg. Heifers sold from 408c to 446c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers were 6c dearer and sold from 406c to 415c/kg for feeders and from 375c to 407c/kg to restocking orders.
Heavy yearling steers were back by 5c to 10c with feeders paying from 375c to 407c and restockers paid to 418c/kg. Medium weight heifers were dearer especially for the leaner cattle and ranged from 390c to 405c/kg. Heavy heifers to feed were firm to 3c dearer to make from 364c to 385c/kg.
Grown steers were cheaper, the best price was for 2 tooth steers going to feed that reached 375c and heavy bullocks made from 310c to 320c/kg. The larger drafts of grown heifers to feed were 18c dearer to average 360c/kg and heavy processing heifers ranged from 308c to 345c/kg. Cows were back 6c to 8c with the heavy 3 and 4 score cows made from 264c to 282c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: M Crothers sold 5 Angus Steers with Michael Hall Livestock & Property for 440c/kg, av 310kg, $1364ph.
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