Total Yarding: 1,553
Numbers eased and the quality was mixed. There were more plain light yearlings and these sold to strong demand from a larger group of restockers. There was a good run of feeder steers and heifers, but heavy trade cattle were limited. Heavy prime grown cattle were also in short supply. Approximately 340 cows were offered and there was a better run of heavy weights. The market sold from a firm to dearer trend.
Most weaner steers sold from 220c to 280c, with a few sales making from 318c to 340c, lifting 25c/kg to Restockers. Weaner heifers sold from 210c to 250c/kg. Light yearling steers to restock and feed lifted 20c making from 260c to 310c/kg. Medium and heavy feeders were firm, making from 260c to 312c/kg. Most heifers lifted 20c and feeders sold from 250c to 265c as restockers paid to 272c/kg. Heavy trade steers were firm on quality, selling to 280c/kg.
Grown steers to process were similar, receiving from 262c to 270c, while the few heavy grown heifers sold from 248c to 268c/kg. Medium weight cows were 3c to 6c dearer, with the better supplied 2 score cows making from 167c to 210c/kg. Heavy cows were firm on a better quality run making from 195c to 250c, averaging 225c/kg lwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Kathy & Ian Grindrod, Good Hope sold 6 Angus x Steers with Jim Hindmarsh & Co for 288.2c/kg, av 349.2kg, $1006.3ph.
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