Market Report – 21 September

Total Yarding:  682

Numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. Yearlings were well supplied and were mostly purchased by feeders. Trade cattle were limited. There were a few weaners but most were plainer showing the effects of the season. Prime bullocks were in short supply and there were plenty of plainer grown heifers. Cow quality was not as good and buyers purchased cattle with not as much cover. The market was cheaper.

Light calves sold to 341c/kg. Weaners reached 280c/kg to Restockers. Feeder steers fell 15c and heavy weights averaged 20c to 25c/kg cheaper with a feeder not operating on the heavy weights. Feeder heifers fell 15c to 20c/kg. Steers sold from 250c to 289c and heifers 240c to 271c/kg. Trade steers ranged from 262c to 280c and heifers sold to 271c/kg.

Grown steers were back 2c ranging from 265c to 270c and the younger grown heifers were firm selling to 271c/kg to the trade. 2 score cows improved in numbers and ranged from 150c to 192c and the plainer run of heavy weights made from 202c to 214c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold 9 Hereford x steers to a top of 220c/kg, averaging 885.6kg, $1948.22 ph on behalf of R Heffernan, Bega.