Total Yarding: 654
Numbers slightly improved and the quality was mixed. There were mostly young cattle penned and one highlight was a run of heavy bullocks. Grown heifers eased in numbers, as were the cows with only 50 penned. The market sold to a mostly cheaper trend and this was quality driven.
Weaner steers and heifers were 20c cheaper, with the steers selling from 200c to 278c and the heifers from 170c to 243c/kg. A run of good quality yearling steers to restockers sold to 328c/kg. Feeder steers eased 25c on the medium weights to make from 247c to 290c, while the heavy weights eased 7c, making from 281c to 321c/kg. Feeder heifers were 9c cheaper, making from 200c to 260c/kg. Most of the trade cattle sold from 270c to 280c/kg, remaining firm.
The heavy bullocks sold to 325c, while the best of the grown heifers to processors made to 272c/kg. Cows were from firm to 4c cheaper, with the 2 scores selling from 200c to 220c/kg. Heavy weights made from 226c to 245c, with restockers paying up to 252c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: David & Garry, Ray White Livestock with Robbie Perceval, Rye Park who sold 17 Hereford Steers for 325c/kg, av 665kg, $2161.25ph.
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