Market Report – 30 January 2020

Total Yarding: 2,096

Numbers eased and the quality was good. There were more weaners and a good run of yearlings which were mostly purchased by feeder and backgrounding orders. Grown steers and heifers with weight were better supplied and around 550 cows were offered in a dearer market.

Weaner steers lifted 25c, selling from 306c to 390c for the light and medium weights. Heifers jumped 33c, making from 252c to 308c/kg. C2 feeder steers were firm but the heavy C3 prime steers to feed improved 25c/kg. Medium weights sold from 280c to 327c and heavy weights made from 305c to 332c/kg. Heifers to feed gained 11c to 14c, making from 265c to 293c and the few trade heifers were 10c stronger, selling from 274c to 280c/kg.

Grown steers gained 16c receiving from 270c to 309c and heavy heifers sold from 252c to 286c/kg. Medium weight cows were 14c dearer with the 2 score cows selling from 210c to 246c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 8c better, selling from 230c to 269c, averaging 260c/kg on the prime heavy weights.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: S&A Craig, Taralga sold 12 Hereford Steers with Michael Hall Livestock & Property for 313.2c/kg, av 466.3kg, $1460.3ph.

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