Market Report – 31 January 2019

Total Yarding: 1,247

Numbers lifted and the increase was mainly from cows. There was a very god run of medium and heavy feeders and there was more interest in heavier and better covered lines. Weaners were also well supplied and there were several large drafts of light weights. Grown steers were in short supply and there were 370 cows offered.

Weaner steers sold from 259c to 295c and heifers reached 281c/kg to restockers. Vealers to the trade made from 248c to 260c/kg. Light and medium weight feeder steers sold 8c to 12c cheaper on average, but the better bred steers were close to firm, making from 242c to 295c/kg. Heavy 3 score steers to feed lifted 10c and sold to 288c/kg. Feeder heifers were firm to 8c cheaper, receiving from 222c to 260c/kg. Heavy trade steers sold from 260c to 274c/kg.

2 tooth heifers to feed reached 255c and heavy weights to process sold for 254c/kg. Cows eased 4c to 5c, as the 2 score cows received from 145c to 176c, while the heavy 3 and 4 scores made from 172c to 211c/kg. Heavy 4 score cows averaged 201c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Wendy Miller ‘Red Ground’, Crookwell (right) with Bec Quinn & Greg Anderson (MD & JJ Anderson). Wendy sold 30 Angus x Steers for 295.2c/kg, av 346.3kg, $1022.38ph.

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