Total Yarding: 1,467
Numbers eased slightly and the quality was plainer. Yearlings made up the bulk of the young cattle and there were only a few weaners and grown steers. Nearly 460 cows were offered to most of the usual buyers.
Medium weight weaner steers were close to firm, making from 250c to 270c/kg. Heifers sold from 140c to 203c/kg for D and C muscle. Heavy butcher vealers were dearer, receiving from 285c to 300c/kg for the steers. The top end of the medium weight feeder steers eased 9c, reaching 308c/kg. Heavy feeder were 30c cheaper, making to 280c/kg. Feeder heifers were 10c to 15c softer, receiving from 195c to 265c/kg. Heavy trade cattle sold 4c stronger to make from 261c to 273c/kg.
The few grown steers increased 20c to average 278c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were back 6c, making from 120c to 185c/kg. Heavy cows averaged 2c to 4c stronger, receiving from 176c to 216c, averaging 210c, and a pen of Limousin cows reached 225c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Elders selling 18 Angus Steers on behalf of J&M Hahn for 308c/kg, av 370kg, $1139.6ph.
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