Market Report – 30 March 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding:  740

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality improved with a reduction in secondary cattle. There were more prime cattle and a few more light and medium weights that suited some feeder orders. Around 260 mixed quality cows offered and the market sold to a dearer trend.

Young weaner steers returning to the paddock sold from 395c to 454c/kg and heifers reached 449c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 40c to 50c dearer with quality the driver and the heavy weights gained 25c/kg. Prices ranged from 310c to 380c/kg. Feeder heifers were 3c stronger 280c to 328c and restockers paid up to 360c/kg for medium weights. Heavy trade cattle ranged from 325c to 338c/kg.

Grown steers lifted 20c selling from 300c to 331c and prime heifers gained 5c ranging from 300c to 305c/kg. Heavy cows were 2c to 3c better 243c to 268c and most medium weights ranged from 232c to 242c/kg.

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Photo: 13 Speckle Park X Cows and Calves sold for $2700ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of C&B Temple, Nerriga.