Total Yarding: 1,691
Numbers fell in a very mixed quality offering. Cows and yearling were back in volume the most and there were only a few grown steers over 500kg in weight. Trade cattle were in very short supply. Most of the young cattle were lacking cover. The market was cheaper.
Restocking weaner steers were 6c easier selling from 218c to 246c/kg. Light heifers to restock ranged from 180c to 235c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers lost 12c and sold from 238c to 246c and heifers to feed lost 16c selling from 210c to 248c/kg. Heavy feeder steers fell 20c and averaged 258c/kg. The very few trade cattle were similar in price.
There were too few grown steers over 500kg in weights to get a quote on. Most of the grown heifers were 15c cheaper and ranged from 185c to 210c but did reach 234c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 5c cheaper selling from 110c to 178c to average 143c/kg. Heavy cows fell 10c to 16c with the 3 and 4 score ranging from 162c to 196c and C muscle reached 200c averaging 182c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: MH & AM McDonald, Binda topped today’s Prime Cattle sale with 16 Angus x Steers sold by Duncombe & Co for 280c/kg, av 484.7kg, $1357.13ph.
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