Total Yarding: 642
Cattle numbers were down and the quality was back slightly with a lot of smaller pens presented. Yearlings made up the bulk and most went to feeder orders. There were a few weaners and a very good run of grown steers and bullocks. Around 125 cows were penned in an cheaper overall market with the exception of grown steers and a few trade cattle.
Weaner steers sold from 450c to 520c and the best of the vealers reached 460c/kg. Feeder steers sold to 10c cheaper with the medium weights making from 410c to 480c and score 2 and 3 heavy weight types sold from 390c to 486c/kg. Heifers to feed lost from 13c to 14c and sold from 389c to 434c/kg. Heavy trade cattle lifted by 15c with steers making a top of 461c and heifers sold from 389c and 430c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were up to 10c dearer selling from 368c to 411c/kg for those over 500kg. Cows were 10c cheaper with the majority of medium weights selling from 270c to 315c and the score 3 and 4 heavy weights made from 280c to 322c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls reached 318c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: C&K Andrews, Murrumbateman sold 5 Angus Heifers with Michael Hall Livestock & Property for 412c/kg, av 543kg, $2237.16ph.
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