Market Report – 18 January 2024

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 627

There was a lift in the numbers penned and the rise was mostly in the cow run. There were a few weaners and lighter yearlings and they were in demand from restockers. Feeder steers were well supplied and there was a bit more breed variation through the run. Grown steers and heifers were limited and were mostly sold in twos and threes. There were around 210 mostly heavy cows offered and the market trend was stronger.

Weaner steers sold 30c dearer reaching 426c/kg for calves just over 220kg. heifers reached 327c/kg. The feeder steers were firm with medium weights selling from 280c to 330c/kg, similar weight heifers also remained firm, 255c to 284c but heavy weights lifted 13c selling to 288c/kg. Trade cattle lifted 13c and most sold from 286c to 310c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were 18c stronger ranging from 286c to 292c/kg and heavy heifers were 20c to 30c dearer with the quality and demand better and sold from 280c to 286c/kg. The bigger run of cows had the heavy 3 and 4 score cows averaging 22c stronger selling from 240c to 272c and the lighter plainer 2 score cows were pushed by restocking orders and sold from 240c to 269c/kg.

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Photo: 9 Angus Cows sold for 270c/kg, ave 787.2kg, $2126ph by Butt Livestock on behalf of A&M Crozier.