Market Report – 5 August 2021

Total Yarding: 390

Numbers improved as did the quality with the exception of the grown steers and bullocks. Weaners returning to the paddock were better supplied and there were more light yearlings which saw stronger competition. Feeder and heavy trade cattle were limited and there was a plainer run of grown steers and heifers. Around 95 cows were penned. The market lifted with the exception of the grown steers and bullocks.

Weaner steers were up 50c, selling from 565c to 700c and heifers ranged from 540c to 556c/kg. Light yearling steers to restockers lifted 14c, selling to 550c and heifers made from 510c to 595c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were firm and heavy weights gained 8c and ranged from 480c to 520c/kg. Feeder heifers sold from 440c to 480c/kg. There were too few trade cattle to quote with the best priced steer reaching 465c and heifers making 460c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were 7c to 10c cheaper ranging from 380c to 435c and the best of the grown heifers reached 435c/kg. Cows were 10c to 20c dearer with the medium weights making from 295c to 342c and heavy 3 and 4 score cows made from 310c to 360c/kg. 

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Ardrossan Nurseries, Batlow sold 20 Black Baldy Heifers with AgStock for 595c/kg, ave 307.3kg, $1828ph.

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