Total Yarding: 613
Numbers eased slightly and the quality was mixed. Weaners and yearling made up the bulk of the yarding with reduced numbers of grown heifers and cows. There were several large drafts of yearling which suited the larger restocking gallery and the return of a heavy feeder order. The market sold to a dearer trend.
Weaner steers to restock sold to similar rates from 414c to 458c and weaner heifers lifted 13c receiving from 381c to 417c/kg for the medium weights. Light feeder steers were 18c dearer and heavy weight 18c with most selling from 384c to 420c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder heifers were dearer ranging from 370c to 382c and light weights sold to 401c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were 18c stronger selling from 382c to 410c/kg for both steers and heifers.
Grown steers showed a large improvement but this reflected quality and ranged from 345c to 388c/kg. Grown heifers also showed and improvement with most 290c to 340c after reaching a top of 388c/kg to process. Medium weight cows were also dearer by 3c to 7c/kg. The 2 score cows sold from 250c to 276c/kg. Heavy cows were cheaper by 1c to 7c with quality easing and ranged from 276c to 290c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: DW MacArthur-Onslow, Goulburn sold 19 Angus Steers with Elders for 407c/kg, av 464.2kg, $1889.34ph.
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