Market Report – 2 November 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 394

Cattle numbers eased and the quality was good with plenty of feeder steers in forward condition. Heifers were limited. Restockers and feeders were the main buyers with trade buyers very quiet. The export run was small but the quality improved with most cattle carrying plenty of weight. Around 55 cows were offered. The market sold to mixed trends.

Light and medium yearling steers to restocking and feeder orders were dearer with most ranging from 165c to 200c/kg. The good runs of heavy feeder steers were 8c to 10c easier ranging from 160c to 204c/kg. There was only a limited supply of heifers and prices ranged from 141c to 170c/kg for those to feed and restock. There were no light or medium weight trade cattle sold. The best of the heavy yearling steers reached 190c/kg.

Prime grown steers were stronger ranging from 150c to 195c/kg and lighter weight 2 tooth steers to feed on reached 200c/kg. Grown heifers lifted 5c to 10c with the heavy weights selling from 158c to 181c/kg. Cows were generally 4c to 5c better, medium weight 2 scores sold from 138c to 155c and the heavy 3 and 4 scores 155c to 170c/kg.

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Photo: 7 Poll Hereford Cows sold for 164.2c/kg, ave 706.4kg, $1160ph by Holman Tolmie on behalf of Eulo Pastoral Co.