Market Report – 19 May 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 773

Numbers lifted and the quality and condition was mixed. There was a bigger run of weaners that returned to the paddock and good numbers of heavy feeder steers and heifers. Limited numbers of heavy trade cattle with feeders buying most of the prime cattle. Heavy bullocks were again well supplied and around 120 cows were penned

Weaners were dearer with the steers selling from 616c to 680c/kg and heifers 520c to 643c/kg. Feeder steers sold to mixed trends with the Angus steers cheaper while other British breeds and secondary lines were dearer. Medium weights 440c to 615c and heavy weights 440c to 570c/kg. Feeder heifers were firm 4760c to 540c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were 4c dearer ranging from 456 to 540c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were 6c better 437c to 500c/kg and the best of the heifers reached 500c/kg. there was less competition from Restocker on the plainer cows and prices dropped 30c with the 2 score cows selling between 1280c and 333c/kg. Prime heavy weights were 10c dearer 333c to 362c/kg.

Photo: 10 Murray Grey Cows sold for 355c/kg, ave 621.5kg, $2206ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of Little Tinderry, Burra.

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