Market Report – 7 March 2019

Total Yarding: 2,220

Numbers increased and the quality was primarily plain. Cows and grown heifers contributed most to the lift in numbers. Plainer and light weaners also increased and there were few ideal steers and heifers for feeders and trade buyers. Grown steers numbers lifted, but quality eased. The market decreased by 20c and 40c/kg on most lines of cattle.

Restocking weaners sold primarily from 160c to 240c, with a pen reaching 261c/kg. Heifers varied from 150c to 200c/kg for most. The best of the veal received 219c/kg. Medium and heavy feeder steers decreased 35c, making from 182c to 260c/kg. Heifers to feed eased 15c to 20c and reached 237c/kg. Trade cattle were back 25c, making from 220c to 240c/kg.

Grown steers eased 30c, receiving from 195c to 232c and heavy heifers decreased 15c, making from 190c to 208c/kg. Very plain and light cows to restock sold from 20c to 85c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows received from 90c to 165c and 3 score cows reached 185c/kg. Heavy weights sold from 142c to 169c, averaging 161c and a pen reached 178c/kg to charity.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Elders sold a total of 29 Angus Steers on behalf of M Fitzpatrick to a top of 277.2c/kg, av 276.9kg, $767.58ph.

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