Market Report – 23 November 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 748

Cattle numbers fell but the quality improved with most of the cattle in forward condition and carrying plenty of weight. Again feeders were the strength and buying most of the young cattle. The export run consisted of some very heavy bullocks and a few larger drafts of milk and two tooth steers and around 150 heavy cows. The market sold to a stronger trend with feeder steers and heifers lifting 30c to 40c and heavy trade cattle 25c/kg. Grown steers jumped 35c and bullocks were 25c/kg better. Grown heifers were 25c to 30c dearer and heavy cows were 25c/kg stronger.

Light weaner steers reached 310c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers sold between 192c and 269c and medium weights to return to the paddock reached 286c/kg. Feeder heifers ranged from 166c to 230c and the limited supply of heavy trade cattle reached 210c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks received 190c to 237c and the heifer portion 180c to 219c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 182c to 211c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls reached 220c/kg.

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Photo: 8 Poll Hereford Steers sold for 236.2c/kg, ave 765.6kg, $1808ph by Michael Hall Livestock on behalf of T Corby.