Market Report – 27 April 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 808

Numbers were back and the quality a little plainer. There was more breed variation through the sale and again heavy weights were well supplied. Light young cattle were limited and only 164 cows were penned. The market sold to mixed trend. Feeder steers were firm to dearer with an extra buyer operating and the rest of the market sold to cheaper trends.

Heavy feeder steers were firm selling to 414c and the medium weights 15c stronger 337c to 417c/kg. Feeder heifers lost 12c with most 310c to 336c/kg. Trade cattle were firm with the heavy steers 358c to 370c and heifers 310c to 340c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were back 20c selling from 300c to 353c/kg and heavy grown heifers followed a similar trend ranging between 313c and 340c/kg. After last weeks very strong cow market prices dropped 10c to 15c with fewer restockers operating and a slightly plainer run on the prime heavy weights. 2 score cows sold from 220c to 237c and the heavy 3 and 4 score cows 235c to 288c/kg.

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Photo: 21 Angus Steers sold for 412.2c/kg, ave 437.9kg, $1805ph by Nutrien Livestock on behalf of P Cartwright.