Market Report – 7 March 2024

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 904

Numbers increased and the quality was mixed. There were a few pens of high yielding grown steers and bullocks, along with some good pens of heavy cows. There were some well finished yearlings and some plainer types, more suited for the feedlot or the paddock. One buyer was not operating, selling to a much cheaper market.

Yearlings to suit the trade were back 12c, selling from 210c to 295c/kg. Feeder steers slipped 25c, ranging from 200c to 320c and heifers to feed eased 10c, reaching 290c/kg. Young cattle returning to the paddock did not attract the spirited bidding of previous sales, with the selling from 260c to 341c and the heifers receiving from 190c to 329c/kg.

The  heavy grown steers were down 10c, making from 190c to 284c and heavy heifers reached 282c/kg. Cows were considerably cheaper, with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 122c to 218c and heavy 4 score cows, slipped 30c, ranging from 200c to 238c/kg. Heavy bulls to process topped at 210c/kg.

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Photo: 7 Angus Steers sold for 283c/kg, ave 640kg, $1811ph by MD & JJ Anderson on behalf of Spybay Investments.