Market Report – 29 September 2022

Prime Cattle

Yarding: 459

The numbers eased slightly and the quality improved. There were plenty of heavy yearling that suited both feed and trade buyers. Grown cattle were also better supplied and lighter cattle were in reduced numbers. Around 60 mostly heavy 3 and 4 score cows were penned. The market trend was dearer.

Weaner steers sold to stronger trends with the quality a bit plainer on some lines and prices ranged from 540c to 620c/kg. Heifers sold from 570c to 586c/kg. Feeder steers sold 20c stronger with the medium weights 552c to 600c/kg and heavy weights 470c to 572c/kg with only breed and weight effecting the price range. Heifers to feed lifted 6c and ranged from 499c to 572c/kg. trade steers were much stronger reaching 579c and heavy heifers to the trade lifted 7c ranging from 470c to 488c/kg.

Prime grown steers and bullocks jumped 30c to 40c with more numbers and sold between 440c and 475c/kg. grown heifers lifted 20c reaching 485c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 3c to 4c dearer on average with more consistent prices and ranged from 360c to 418c/kg. Bulls were also dearer reaching 345c/kg for heavy weights.

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Photo: 13 Angus Cows sold for 415c/kg, ave 659.6kg, $2737ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of P Voss, Braidwood.