Market Report – 3 March 2022

Total Yarding: 591

Numbers dropped but the quality was good. Heavy yearlings made up the bulk and there was an increase in heavy grown cattle. Around 70 mostly prime heavy cows were offered. Competition was strong with feeders purchasing heavier cattle due to a limited supply of light and medium weights. The market sold to a dearer trend.

Feeder steers lifted up to 20c on some lines with the medium and heavy weights selling from 460c to 580c/kg, feeder heifers were 10c stronger ranging from 420c to 569c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were firm to 7c dearer with steers selling from 430c to 520c and heifers 460c to 500c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were 30c stronger 412c to 460c/kg and heifers lifted at a similar rate 20c to 440c/kg. Cows were 20c to 30c dearer with medium weights 280c to 344c and the prime heavy weights 360c to 393c/kg. PTIC cows to process ranged from 410c to 436c/kg.

Photo: Elders sold 9 PTIC Angus Cows (8-10 yo) for 436.2c/kg, ave 702.2kg, $3064ph on behalf of Woolomin Pastoral Co, Wheeo.

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