Market Report – 6 December

Total Yarding: 1,916

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There were plenty of light weaners and yearlings and there was strong competition on the lighter weights. A very good run of heavy feeder heifers were penned and prime heavy grown steers were limited. Approximately 500 cows were offered in a market that was cheaper, with the exception of the light restocking weaners.

Restockers paid to 307c for very light weaner steers and to 248c/kg for heifers. The heavy vealers to the trade reached 280c/kg. Feeder steers eased 10c to 20c depending on breed and weight, making from 255c to 286c/kg. Feeder heifers were 10c softer on the medium weights selling from 245c to 264c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers received from 258c to 272c/kg, holding firm on the better end. Heavy trade cattle were firm to 2c easier, making from 235c to 275c/kg.

Prime grown steers sold from 240c and 256c and the best of the grown heifers made from 230c to 265c/kg. Most of the 2 score cows eased 20c, making from 120c to 180c/kg for the heavier weights. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold 10c to 20c cheaper, receiving from 166c to 212c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Michael Hall Livestock & Property sold a total of 28 Angus x Steers on behalf of McLean & McLean to a top of 298.5c/kg, av 354.2kg, $1057.19ph.

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