Total Yarding: 542
Numbers lifted and the quality was good with a selection of cattle in most weight ranges. Heavy cattle did dominate the market with a very heavy run of cows and grown heifers. Yearling were best supplied by volume. Restockers and feeders were strong on all weights in the yearling run. The market trend was firm to dearer.
Yearling steers were firm selling from 435c to 449c/kg. The heavy vealers made from 436c to 440c/kg to similar rates as the yearlings. Heavy trade steers lost 10c due to strong competition from feeders which gained 15c on similar cattle, both sold from 381c to 415c/kg. Medium weight trade and restocking steers sold to 440c/kg. Trade heifers eased 4c to 7c selling from 354c to 410c but restockers pushed the market to sell from 385c to 428c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were firm with steers making from 375c to 380c and heifers selling from 310c to 380c/kg.
Cows were 2c to 6c stronger with most under the heavy 3 to 5 score category and sold from 280c to 318c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: M Mooney, Taralga sold 8 Hereford Steers with Michael Hall Livestock & Property for 444.6c/kg, av 318.8kg, $1417.16ph.
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