Market Report – 24 January 2019

Total Yarding: 978

Cattle numbers eased and the quality was good. There were plenty of yearlings which were ideal for feeders. Young calves were well supplied and were keenly sought after by restockers. Around 250 cows were penned. No prime grown steers were offered. The market sold to a mixed price trend.

Light weaner steers to restock were cheaper with steers 168c to 250c and heifers 132c to 191c/kg. Heavy weights were firm with steers 274c to 299c and heifers 200c to 220c/kg. Feeder steers were 10c dearer selling from 261c to 299c/kg. Heifers were 10c cheaper on the medium weights and reached 256c/kg. Trade heifers were firm selling between 250c and 257c/kg.

Light grown steers to feed made from 255c to 275c/kg. Cows lifted 10c to 15c/kg with the return of a usual cow buyer. The 2 score cows sold from 155c to 176c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores made from 182c to 209c/kg. The prime 4 score cows averaged 202c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Elders selling a total of 38 Angus x Steers on behalf of DW Macarthur-Onslow, Goulburn to a top of 298.2c/kg, av 400kg, $1192.8ph.

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