Market Report – 26 October

Total Yarding: 1,436

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was good. There was a very good run of medium and heavy feeder cattle along with a better number of high yielding grown steers and bullocks. Heavy cows were also better supplied. Weaners and vealers were well back in numbers. The buying group was larger and included demand from the south for feeder cattle. The market trend was dearer.

Light restocking vealers sold to a top of 396.6c/kg. Feeder steers lifted 17c and ranged from 276c to 318c/kg. Feeder heifers lifted 6c to 12c/kg with the bigger increase for the medium weights. Prices ranged between 270c and 297c/kg. Trade cattle were in short supply, with most lifting 6c to 10c/kg. Steers ranged from 281c to 292c and heifers reached 309c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks gained 3c, selling from 275c to 294c and grown heifers lifted 6c, with the betters shaped C muscle reaching 275c/kg. Heavy cows were best supplied and lifted 7c to 10c/kg. The 3 and 4 score heavy weights sold from 222c to 243c to average 230c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Elders selling 88 Angus x Steers on behalf of MaCarthur-Onslow, Goulburn to a top of 328.2c/kg, av 320kg, $1050.24ph.