Market Report – 19 January 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 454

Numbers lifted and the quality improved across most of the cattle. The rise in numbers were mostly in the cow run. There were good numbers of yearlings that suited both trade and feeder buyers. Another heavy run of bullocks and only limited numbers of grown heifers. Around 80 cows were penned. The market sold to a firm to cheaper trend with the exception of the trade cattle which were dearer on a better quality run.

The few weaner steers sold from 500c to 530c and the heifers 350c to 400c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 10c and sold from 328c to 386c and heavy feeders were firm ranging from 346c to 380c/kg. Heifers were firm selling from 310c to 382c/kg. Trade cattle lifted 10c on an improved run with steers ranging from 355c to 400c and heifers reached 367c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were cheaper with the heavy bullocks back 25c and ranged from 275c to 300c/kg. Cows dropped 25c with the heavy 4 and 5 score cows 235c to 272c and the medium weights 225c to 250c/kg.

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Photo: 11 Composite Cows sold for 272c/kg, ave 683.6kg, $1859ph by AgStock on behalf of J&M Jamieson, Gundagai.