Total Yarding: 1,493
Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There were more weaners and light plain grown heifers which suited restockers. There was a good run of feeders and there was a heavier run of feeder steers. Heavy trade cattle were very limited. Grown steers were limited and the quality improved and close to 540 cows were offered.
Weaner steers were cheaper, mostly quality related, ranging from 180c to a pen that reached 306c/kg. Heifers were 20c stronger 170c to 225c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were back 8c, from 270c to 316c and heavy weights were firm to dearer with heavier steers purchased 255c to 315c/kg.
A better run of grown steers lifted 20c, reaching 300c/kg. The light grown heifers were dearer 148c to 234c to restockers and heavy weights to process sold from 235c to 275c/kg. The medium weight 2 score cows were 15c cheaper from 130c to 179c/kg. Heavy weights were 9c and more in places cheaper selling from 179c to 221c, averaging 210c/kg on the 4 score cows.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Elders sold a total of 34 Angus Steers to a market top of 319.2c/kg on behalf of Cate Investments. This pen averaged 546.9kg, $1745.78ph.
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