Market Report – 5 March 2020

Total Yarding: 531

Numbers eased and the quality was a little plainer. Cows made up almost half the yarding and there were only a few suitable for the trade. Feeder orders purchased most of the young cattle in a much stronger yarding.

The few weaner steers to restockers sold from 383c to 479c and the heifers made from 362c to 398c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers lifted 40c and heavy weights were 20c dearer selling from 350c to 420c/kg. Feeder heifers were 25c to 30c stronger, making from 342c to 362c/kg.

Grown steers, 400kg to 500kg were 40c better, selling from 340c to 362c, while the few grown heifers to process averaged firm, reaching 325c/kg. The 2 score cows to process were 20c dearer due to strong restocking competition, making from 244c to 288c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 8c dearer, selling from 274c to 295c with a single medium weight cow reaching 301c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: G&P Reardon sold 13 Angus Steers with Nutrien Ag Solutions (Landmark) for 467.2c/kg, av 233.5kg, $1090.73ph.

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