Market Report – 28 March 2019

Total Yarding: 1,400

Cattle numbers eased and the quality was fair to good. Cows nearly made up half of the yarding and there was several good runs of feeder steers and heifers. Trade cattle were limited and there were a few weaners that sold to Restockers. Grown steers were back in numbers. The market sold to a much dearer trend.

Weaner steers to restock sold 40c dearer, making from 228c to 280c/kg. Heifers lifted 50c, receiving from 236c to 265c/kg. Heavy butcher vealers varied from 270c to 300c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers lifted 6c to 8c to make from 248c to 288c/kg. Medium weight heifers gained 19c to receive from 248c to 273c and heavy weights were firm, making from 240c to 266c/kg. Trade steers sold from 265c to 290c/kg.

Grown steers eased 5c, with fewer numbers, reaching 268c/kg. The 2 tooth heifers to feed lifted 25c, reaching 261c/kg. Cows continue to rise, lifting 25c to 30c/kg. The 2 score cows sold from 166c to 206c and the heavy 3 and 4 score cows made from 184c to 235c, with the 4 score cows averaging 227c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: MD & JJ Anderson sold 7 Angus x Steers on behalf of C&S Harrison, Bungendore for 300c/kg, av 326.4kg, $979.29ph.

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