Market Report – 25 October

Total Yarding: 1,324

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved. Yearlings were best supplied and there was a very good run of heavy bullocks. Around 200 cows were penned. Feeders and Restockers were active on most of the young cattle, with the trade buyers operating mostly on the vealers. The market sold to a much stronger trend on all cattle with the exception of the cows.

C muscled steer weaners lifted 45c reaching 317c and the majority of the heifers sold from 250c to 262c/kg. Heifer vealers averaged 240c after reaching 275c and a single steer vealer reached 300c/kg. Feeder steers increased 30c, with most making from 270c to 309c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers gained 10c to make from 250c to 263c/kg. Trade cattle were limited and sold from 261c to 275c/kg.

The run of bullocks averaged 300c and heavy grown heifers reached 272c/kg. Cows eased after the price increases of last week, with medium weights easing 6c, while heavy cows were back 3c to 6c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows sold from 170c to 226c and the heavy cows made from 210c to 252c/kg. Prime heavy weights averaged 243c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Garry & David, Ray White Livestock sold a total of 39 Angus x Steers on behalf of R Perceval, Rye Park to a top of 300c/kg, av 679.1kg, $2037.41ph.

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