Total Yarding: 786
Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved with more cattle in prime condition. Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding and there were only a few grown steers. Grown heifers were better supplied and around 150 cows were penned. Light cattle sold to similar prices while cattle with weight and cover sold to a stronger trend.
Trade steers were 15c to 20c stronger selling from 292c to 308c/kg. Heifers ranged from 276c to 295c/kg. Feeder steers gained 5c reaching 305c on heavy weight steers and heifers were 10c to 15c stronger from 210c to 278c/kg to feed on.
Grown steers reached 300c and 2 tooth heifers to process sold from 260c to 299c/kg. Light 2 score cows fell 15c, from 180c to 216c while the heavy 3 and 4 score cows jumped 10c to 20c to range from 210c to 270c with the prime 4 score cows averaging 260c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Holman Tolmie sold Hereford Steers on behalf of Eulo Pastoral, Harden for 290c/kg, av 440.9kg, $1278.64ph.
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