Market Report – 23 April 2020

Total Yarding: 712

Numbers eased again this week and the quality was mixed with more secondary cattle penned, weaners were in fewer numbers and there was only a few ideal feeders. Trade cattle were in very short supply with restockers and feeders purchasing the majority. Grown steers were in vey limited numbers and too few to quote. Restockers were active on grown heifers and there were 270 cows. The market sold to a many firm to dearer trend on the better cattle while secondary lines were cheaper.

Weaner steers were an exception and sold to a slightly dearer trend reaching 509c/kg. Weaner heifers were similar and reached 462c for light weight and 405c/kg for those over 200kg. The better medium and heavy feeder steers were firm while the secondary line were 4c to 5c cheaper and feeder steers made from 310c to 385c/kg. Restockers paid to 410c/kg. Heifers to feed on were firm selling to 386c/kg. The few trade cattle sold to 416c for steers and 380c/kg for heifers.

Grown heifers to restock and feed were unchanged selling from 280c to 330c/kg. Medium weight cows to process were firm to 4c softer, making from 248c to 281c and heavy cows eased 5c to 6c on average making from 266c to 282c/kg. Light restocking cows reached 300c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Charlie Croker, Nutrien Livestock sold 15 Angus Steers on behalf of Yealambidgie Estate, Goulburn for 500.2c/kg, av 208.3kg, $1042.08ph.

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