Market Report – 22 April 2021

Total Yarding: 873

There was a slight decrease in number but the quality remains good. Yearlings were well supplied and weight was a feature. There were a few light weaners, grown steers were limited. Cows lifted in volume and the market sold to a mostly firm to cheaper trend.

Young light cattle sold to a much stronger trend with the weaner steers 600c to 622c and heifers 526c to 596c/kg. Feeder steers were firm on the medium weights and 8c cheaper on the heavy pens, with the majority selling from 389c to 467c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers slipped 3c ranging from 355c to 396c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were 20c and more cheaper, but numbers were limited from strong feeder competition and steers sold from 390c to 466c, with a single B muscle Limousin steer reaching 480c/kg. Heavy trade heifers reached 430c/kg.

There were too few grown steers to quote and grown heifers to feed were 13c stronger, those with 2 teeth reaching 400c/kg. Heavy weights to process were firm 388c to 357c/kg. Cows were 2c to 8c cheaper with the medium weights 272c to 302c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 270c to 312c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Jim Hindmarsh & Son sold 6 Angus x Steers on behalf of EL Bethel P/L, Menangle, for 620.2c/kg, ave 266.7kg, $1654ph.

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