Total Yarding: 1,489
Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There was a large draft of weaners which sold to strong demand. Yearlings were back both in quality and weight. Grown steers numbers rose, but most were under 450kg in weight and around 240 cows were penned. There were fewer prime heavy weight cows. Light restocking cattle sold to a dearer trend, while most of the market sold to similar rates.
Restocking weaners lifted 10c to 15c, with light steers under 200kg reaching 326c and heavier weights 317c/kg. Heifers sold to 282c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were firm at 249c to 290c and with less heavy feeder orders heavy weights sold between 250c and 258c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers were similar at 229c to 251c/kg. Heavy trade cattle lifted 8c to make 255c to 278c/kg.
Heavy grown steers sold from 240c to 262c/kg. Plainer restocking cows lifted 7c to make 130c to 160c/kg. The 2 score processing cows were firm selling at 145c to 172c and heavy weights made 176c to 197c with C muscle to 210c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Desnee & Scott Schlunke (Schlunke Pastoral Co, Bowning) sold 18 Angus x Heifers withs Elders for 258c/kg, av 420kg, $1083.6ph.
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