Market Report – 30 May 2024

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 993

There was a decline in numbers for a total yarding of 993 mixed quality cattle. The highlight was pens of four and six tooth steers making 320c, and weaner steers reaching 388c/kg to the restockers. There were a few lines of well-bred weaners, along with some runs of plainer types. There was a limited supply of feeder steers and there were 330 cows. All the regular buyers were operating. The better-quality types sold to a firm market and the plainer types were considerably cheaper.

Yearlings to suit the trade were 2c better, selling from 280c to 322c/kg. Feeder steers were back 11c, quality related, ranging from 278c to 350c/kg.  Heifers to feed lifted 9c, making from 240c to 307c/kg. Young steers returning to the paddock attracted keen competition, selling from 248c to 388c, and the heifer portion made from 220c to 295c/kg.

Heavy grown cattle were keenly sought after, contributing to dearer trends, with the steers ranging from 242c to 320c, and the heifers sold from 232c to 310c/kg. Cows were price unchanged. Lighter D2 cows sold from 100c to 150c, and heavy 4 scores topped at 235c/kg. Heavy bulls to process reached 240c/kg.

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Photo: 8 Angus Steers sold for 388.2c/kg, ave 314.4kg, $1220ph by Delta Livestock on behalf of J Saul & J Senior.