Market Report – 21 April 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 607

Numbers fell and the quality was very mixed. There were a few pens of light weaners and most of the yearlings and two tooth steers and heifers went to feed. Grown steers and heifers were limited and nearly 140 mostly 3 and 4 score cows were penned. The market trend was stronger lifting 6c to 10c across most cattle.

Weaner steers ranged from 530c to 665c/kg and heifers reached 641c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold from 580c to 630c and heavy weights 470c to 615c/kg. Nearly all heifers medium and heavy weights sold between 470c and 538c/kg.

Grown steers to feed reached 494c and those to process 450c to 463c/kg. Heavy grown heifers ranged from 430c to 463c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 6c to 7c stronger ranging from 350c to 377c/kg and restocking 2 score cows 340c to 361c/kg.

Photo: 11 Angus Steers sold for 615.6c/kg, ave 507.7kg, $3126ph by Delta Livestock on behalf of Wee Jasper Grazing.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.