Market Report – 30 May 2019

Total Yarding: 1,049

There was a reduction in numbers and the quality was plainer, with a larger percentage of secondary cattle penned. Cow and grown heifers made up the bulk and there was only a limited number of ideal feeders penned. The market sold to a dearer trend.

Weaners were firm, with steers reaching 296c/kg to return to the paddock. Heifers received from 160c to 218c/kg. Feeder steers were 25c dearer, with the medium weights making from 290c to 321c, as heavy feeder steers sold from 290c to 316c/kg. Heifers to feed on were 18c dearer, making from 260c to 276c/kg for the C muscle. Only heifers sold to the trade and were 12c better, making from 250c to 275c/kg.

Only a few grown steers and bullocks were penned, receiving from 245c to 279c and heavy grown heifers to process sold from 241c to 288c/kg. The 2 score cows were 10c to 15c dearer, with the lighter weights increasing the most, making from 142c to 190c/kg. Heavy cows lifted 9c and sold from 182c to 228c, with the 4 score cows averaging 220c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Elders sold Angus Steers on behalf of P&S Bush, Yass for 318c/kg, av 424.5kg, $1349.91ph.

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