Market Report – 20 January 2022

Total Yarding: 598

Cattle numbers increased and the quality was fair to good. Yearlings were best supplied and there were a few heavy bullocks. Feeders and restockers purchased most of the cattle with trade buys very limited. Grown heifers were in short supply and only 35 cows were penned. The market was firm to cheaper.

The few weaner sold 6c cheaper with steers 580c to 670c and light heifers topped at 720c/kg. Feeder steers were 2c to 9c cheaper and averaged from 515c to 585c with the best prices feeders reaching 675c/kg. Feeder heifers were 7c softer selling from 460c to 555c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks sold from 325c to 440 and plainer two tooth steers to feed reached 480c/kg. Cows were 25c cheaper on the smaller run with 2 score cows 240c to 289c and heavy 3 and 4 scores 310c to 330c/kg. There were several pen of cow and calf units sold open auction on ranged from $2575 to first calvers that reached $4060/unit.

Photo: 13 Limousin X Steers sold by Delta on behalf of J&M Haskins, Canberra for 520c/kg, ave 477.3kg, $2482ph.

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