Market Report – 4 October

Total Yarding: 1,273

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was again mixed. Feeders and Restockers purchased most of the young cattle. Prime trade cattle were limited with the majority of the yarding lacking condition. Prime grown cattle were in short supply and around 400 cows were penned along with close to 100 open auction calves. Young cattle were firm to slightly dearer. Light plain cows sold stronger and heavy cows were back with a large number just having the open auction calves taken off.

Light weaner steers made from 145c to 205c with the heavy weights reaching 260c/kg to feed. Weaner heifers sold from 157c to 205c with the best of the vealers 238c/kg. Feeder steers were firm and sold between 226c and 255c/kg. Heifers made from 190c to 247c/kg for heavy weights. Trade heifers reached 257c/kg.

Prime grown steers reached 275c and heifers 235c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were 8c dearer and sold from 125c to 178c to average 148c/kg. Heavy cows were cheaper making from 166c to 198c with a single C muscle cow reaching 215c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Landmark sold 7 Charolais x Steers on behalf of Wallandoon P/L for 275c/kg, av 535kg, $1471.25ph.

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