Market Report – 19 March 2021

Total Yarding: 1,649

There were 1,300 weaners offered at the first of three special weaner/store sales to be held at SELX. The quality was good with weight a feature. Weaners up to 260kg were in short supply. There were also a few PTIC heifers and cows penned and a mixed run of cow and calf units. A large gallery of buyers attended and prices were strong.

Weaner steers under 200kg sold from $1,240 to $1,520/head. Medium weights 200kg to 280kg ranged from $1,420 to $1,700/head averaging from 590c to 660c/kg lwt. Heavy weights reached $1,960/head or an average of 520c to 550c/kg lwt. Medium weight weaner heifers sold from $1,300 to $1,690/head, 545c to 585c/kg lwt on average. Heavy weights reached $1,760/head with most making 500c to 540c/kg lwt.

PTIC heifers ranged from $1,780 to $2,375/head and PTIC cows reached $2,320/head. Cow and calf units started at $2,100 and topped at $3,500, with most selling between $2,800 and $3,100/unit.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: CHAMPION PRESENTED PEN OF HEIFERS (GROWN) – R&A Pearce, Crookwell sold 20 Angus Heifers (16-18 months, PTIC to Angus Bull) with Alan Duncombe, Duncombe & Co for $2375ph (av. 411.8ph).

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