Market Report – 25 August 2023

Special Store & Weaner Cattle

Total Yarding: 578

With an increase in numbers the quality varied. There were reasonable numbers of weaners most Sep/Oct 22 drop and a few yearlings slightly older. There was a larger run of composite yearling that went to a feeder order and around 45 cow/calf unit. The market sold to much stronger trends than the last store sale.

Light weaner steers under 200kg ranged from $450 to $500/head. Medium weights to 280kg reached $1000/head and the best supplied weight range 280 to 330kg, $850 to $1080/head averaging 328c/kg. Those over 330kg sold to $1100/head. Light heifers made from $380 to $460/head and medium weights $480 to $625/head averaging 225c/kg. The run of composite steers to feed ranged from $890 to $1000/head or 280c to 302c/kg and the heifers $620 to $820/head.

Angus cows with first calf at foot reached $1730 and 5 year old Hereford cows with calf, depastured back to a bull reached $1400/unit. Most of the remaining units were lighter in condition and ranged from $900 to $1350/head.

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Photo: BEST PRESENTED COWS – 3 Angus Cows with Calves sold for $1730ph by Nick Harton, Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of V Dixon, Braidwood.