Market Report – 28 August 2020

Total Yarding: 778

Numbers eased and the quality was a bit plainer with a lot of the cattle in store condition. Weaners were well supplied but there were a lot at the age of 11 to 12 months. There were a few large drafts of cattle which sold to strong demand. The market sold to similar rates with some of the larger lines slightly dearer but quality was not as good with a lot of the cattle not carrying much condition.

Light weaner steers sold from $845 to $1,115/head. The medium weights made from $915 to $1,425/head, the bulk averaging between 520c to 540c/kg. Heavy Hereford steers topped the weaners at $1,615/head. Light weaner heifers sold from $740 to $1,060/head. Medium weights sold from $750 to $1,220/head averaging 510c/kg for the Angus run. Heavy weights reached $1,380/head.

The best of the yearling steers made $1,570 and heifers reached $1,485/head. PTIC heifers sold to $1,910 and cows made $2,050/head. Cow and calf units started at $1,460 and reached $2,920/unit for Shorthorn heifers with a very big calf at foot.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: CHAMPION PRESENTED PEN OF STEERS – Sally Butt, Butt Livestock & Property sold 7 Poll Hereford Steers on behalf of C McMillan, Bungendore for $1615ph (av. 390.7kg).

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