Total Yarding: 906
Numbers were steady and the quality was good. Most weights were represented and yearlings made up the bulk of the young cattle. There was an increase in the number of weaners and yearling heifers were limited as were prime grown steers. Around 220 cows, mostly heavy 3 and 4 scores were penned. There were some holes in the market but averaged to sell to a firm to cheaper trend.
Weaner steers sold from 465c to 616c and heifers 450c to 600c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were limited and sold to a cheaper trend 415c to 465c and heavy feeders were firm 400c to 463c/kg. Feeder heifers lost 15c/kg, ranging from 380c to 455c/kg. Heavy trade steers were firm 362c to 460c and B muscled heifers reached 471c/kg.
On age, the grown steers were 10c cheaper selling from 345c to 394c while the best heavy grown heifers reached 392c/kg. Cows lost 3c to 8c with the medium weights 260c to 290c, and the heavy 3 and 4 scores 278c to 305c/kg. The restockers paid 318c/kg for PTIC cows.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: R&L Hartge, Gundaroo sold 11 Angus x Steers with Elders for 390.6c/kg, av 585.9kg, $2288.56ph.
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