Market Report – 6 August 2020

Total Yarding: 499

Numbers lifted and the quality was good for the majority of the cattle. Weaners were limited to a few pens and light yearling were in short supply as most of the cattle fell into the heavy weight categories. Grown steers and heifers were better supplied and showing plenty of weight and finish and there was a small but good run of cows which were mostly heavy weights.

Weaners to restock were 5c dearer selling from 429c to 480c with a pen of light weight steers which reached 502c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers were back 10c with less competition from restocking orders and sold from 366c to 402c/kg. Medium weight heifers were firm averaging 380c and heavy weights to feed were 5c to 10c cheaper making from 345c to 376c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were 10c cheaper selling from 360c to 370c/kg.

Grown steers to feed on were 5c softer 352c to 395c and the heavy weights to process were firm reaching 378c/kg. Grown heifers were dearer with most selling between 320c and 350c after topping at 386c/kg. The limited number of medium weight cows lifted 18c selling from 260c to 3 score cows reaching 300c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows lifted 7c, making from 286c to 310c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Temple Livestock sold 3 Simmental x Steers with Jim Hindmarsh & Co for 406c/kg, av 441.7kg, $1793.17ph.

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