Market Report – 4 April 2019

Total Yarding: 1,317

Cattle numbers stayed steady and the quality of the young cattle was good. Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding and there was a bit more weights throughout the sale. Weaners were limited as were vealers. Grown steers in prime condition were limited, and close to 500 mixed quality cows were penned.

Weaners to restock sold from 230c for heifers and reached 281c/kg for steers. Butcher vealers made to 302c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers lifted 25c to 30c, mainly making from 260c to 310c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed eased 7c, receiving from 234c to 260c, while heavy weights were firm, reaching 260c/kg. Heavy trade steers increased 35c, making from 280c to 324c and heifers reached 260c/kg.

Bullocks were 19c stronger, receiving from 265c to 275c/kg. D2 grown heifers to feed eased 25c, making from 170c to 236c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were back 20c, reaching 190c, before averaging 165c/kg. Heavy cows were 3c to 4c cheaper, making from 180c to 235c to average 222c/kg lwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Landmark sold a total 28 Angus Steers on behalf of Paul Cartwright to a top of 324.2 c/kg, av 473.2kg, $1534.23ph.

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