Market Report – 7 December 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 1,231

Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was good but some of the condition of the cattle varied. The rise in numbers was in the cows and feeder runs. Yearling were well supplied and most went to feeder with trade buyers out paced by the feeders on the prime lines. Restockers were active on the few lighter weights. The market sold to dearer trends.

The few weaner steers reached 309c/kg. Light yearlings were pushed by restocking orders and ranged from 270c to 320c/kg lifting 35c on most steers under 320kg. Medium weight feeders gained 15c reaching 320c/kg, heavy weights gained 9c averaging 278c after reaching 312c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed lifted 10c selling from 232c to 270c and heavy weights gained 4c ranging from 238c to 246c/kg.

Grown steers jumped 20c selling from 222c to 268c and bullocks were 7c stronger 235c to 255c/kg. Heavy grown heifers were 15c better 232c to 248c/kg. Cows lifted 6c on the prime heavy weights while the over conditioned cows were 30c dearer. Heavy cows sold from 208c to 239c/kg.

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Photo: 10 Angus Heifers sold for 248.6c/kg, ave 576kg, $1432ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of I&V Builders.