Market Report – 21 March 2019

Total Yarding: 1,635

There was a slight rise in numbers and the quality was good. There were plenty of yearlings that suited feeder orders and a few weaners that went to Restockers. Grown heifer numbers improved and nearly all the 2 tooths went onto feed. Grown steers lifted in both numbers and quality, and nearly 600 cows were penned. The market sold to a dearer trend.

Weaners to Restockers lifted 5c to 10c and sold from 185c to 235c/kg. The plainer heifers sold to a much stronger trend, making from 178c to 207c/kg. Feeder steers were 5c dearer for the medium and heavy weights making from 230c to 270c/kg. Heifers were 9c to 12c dearer, with heavy weights receiving from 244c to 264c/kg. The few to the trade sold from 255c to 280c/kg.

Grown steers were 30c stronger, making from 258c to 280c and the grown heifers to feed made from 185c to 228c/kg. Grown heifers to process reached 231c/kg. Cows were the big movers, lifting 30c to 35c/kg. D2 cows sold from 120c to 174c to average 159c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows made from 170c to 215c, averaging 190c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Ray White Livestock sold 10 Charolais Steers on behalf of Robert Perceval, Rye Park for 280.2c/kg, av 593.5kg, $1662.99ph.

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