Total Yarding: 488
Numbers decreased, with the continuing seasonal conditions. Young light cattle were best supplied and ideal feeder weights were in short supply. No prime grown steers were penned and there were only a few heavy weight heifers suitable to process. The cow run was mostly plain light weights. The market was dearer on the restocking cattle, with extra competition in the market.
Weaners lifted 40c to 50c, with steers making from 172c to 230c and heifers receiving from 150c to 190c/kg. Yearling feeder steers sold to a dearer trend, making from 230c to 275c/kg. Feeder heifers were firm, making from 170c to 246c, while restockers paid to 261c/kg. There were no medium or heavy trade cattle sold.
Grown steers to feed reached 188c and the few heavy grown heifers, suitable to process, sold from 210c to 232c and lighter weights to feed made from 200c to 242c/kg. The 2 score cows were 8c dearer on average, with a few more higher yielding cows offered making from 145c to 160c/kg. Heavy cows held firm making from 180c to 210c to average 198c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Duncombe & Co selling 12 Shorthorn cows on behalf of M Croker, Fullerton for 201c/kg, av 684.6kg, $1437.63 ph.
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