Market Report – 25 August 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 328

Numbers lifted and the quality was fair to good. Yearling steers made up the bulk along with a few weaners. Yearling heifers were limited and grown steers and heifers were also in short supply. Around 60 cows were offered and with an extra buyer on the rails competition was strong resulting in a dearer market.

The few weaner steers sold from 502c to 580c/kg and medium and heavy yearling steers to feed had gains of 30c to 40c/kg and ranged from 460c to 570c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed lifted 17c and sold from 480c to 540c/kg. Only a few heavy steers and heifers sold to the trade and steers reached 530c/kg.

Grown steers were up 30c when considering teeth/age and sold to processors from 420c to 450c/kg. Cows were the big movers gaining 35c to 45c with the medium weight 2 score cows 310c to 330c/kg and heavy 3 and 4 score cows 355c to 400c/kg.

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Photo: 6 Brangus Steers (4 tooth) sold for 450c/kg, ave 556.6kg, $2505ph by Nutrien Livestock on behalf of T&C Smith.