Market Report – 5 September 2019

Total Yarding: 1,041

Cattle numbers increased and the quality improved, but there was still not a lot of heavy cattle in the prime run. Feeders were active and trade buyers were more selective. Grown steers were very limited and there was a lighter run of cows. The lighter young cattle to restock sold to a cheaper trend and the medium weight feeder steers were firm. Heifers also sold to a cheaper trend.

Weaner steers sold from 200c to 285c and heifers made from 120c to 200c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were steady, selling from 240c to 295c and heavy steers eased 17c on limited numbers, making from 278c to 290c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed were 13c easier, making from 235c to 255c and heavy weights sold up to 275c/kg. Heavy trade steers were 7c cheaper, selling to a top of 302c, with heavy heifers increasing 9c, making to a top of 295c/kg.

Grown steers sold to a top of 294c and the best of the grown heifers made to 285c/kg. A lighter run of 2 score cows averaged 25c cheaper, making from 140c to 205c/kg. Heavy cows were from 4c to 6c cheaper, selling from 200c to 260c to average 245c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold Angus Heifers on behalf of Bewmont Stud, Boorowa for 258c/kg, av 545kg, $1406.1ph.

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