Market Report – 18 August 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 204

Numbers improved and the quality was good. Weaners made up the bulk and there were only limited numbers of yearlings. Grown cattle were very limited and around 20 cows were penned along with a few open auction cow/calf units. The market sold to a dearer trend.

Weaners lifted 40c to 50c/kg with the return of a feeder order and a slightly bigger restocking gallery. Steers sold from 555c to 590c and heifers 530c to 570c/kg for the medium weights. Feeder yearling steers were 6c stronger selling from 509c to 540c. Heifers jumped nearly 100c, mostly quality driven and the medium and heavy weights ranged between 490c and 536c/kg.

Grown steers to feed on reached 491c and cows were up to 50c dearer with the bulk of the cows 3 and 4 score heavy weights and sold from 320c to 350c/kg. Open auction cow and calf units sold to $2870/unit.

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Photo: 13 Angus Steers sold for 580c/kg, ave 362.7kg, $2104ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of V Brewer, Boorowa.

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