Market Report – 2 April 2020

Total Yarding: 953

Numbers eased and the quality of the young cattle eased slightly. There were more cattle that suited the strong restocking and feeder orders and only a few prime trade cattle. Grown steers remain in very short supply and around 265 cows were penned. Restocking and feeder cattle sold to a much dearer trend while trade cattle lifted 5c/kg. Cows were firm to 2c cheaper on the light and medium weights to process and 4c/kg dearer on the prime heavy weights. Restocking cows were considerably dearer.

Young weaners to restockers sold to 498c for the steers and 421c/kg for heifers. Medium weight feeder steers were 10c dearer selling mainly from 350c to 397c/kg. Heavy weights sold from 355c to 387c/kg. Medium weight steers returning to the paddock reached 420c/kg. Feeder heifers also had gains of around 10c with medium weights 320c to 379c/kg. Heavy trade cattle lifted 5c, making from 370c to 400c/kg.

Grown heifers to restock sold from 260c to 332c/kg. Medium weight cows sold from 245c to 283c and the heavy weights made from 266c to 296c/kg. Restocking cows made 240c to young cows running with a bull selling at 328c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: B Harrison, Good Hope sold Angus x Heifers with Butt Livestock & Property for 369.2c/kg, av 565kg, $2085.95ph.

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