Market Report – 8 April 2021

Total Yarding: 990

Numbers increased after a week off due to Easter. The quality was very good with the majority of the cattle heavy weights, and in forward to prime condition. Yearlings made up the bulk and there was a small number of weaners which sold to a keen restocking gallery. While there was a good run of heavy yearling steers, prime grown steers were limited and heavy grown heifers were also in short supply. Most of the cows were heavy 3 and 4 scores. Young cattle sold to a much dearer trend while cows were softer.

Calves sold between 620c and 685c/kg. Weaners reached 630c/kg for heifers. Medium weight steers lifted 20c to 30c/kg with those to feed 428c to 450c and restocking orders making up to 516c/kg. Heavy feeders were 10c dearer at 386c to 474c/kg and the top price for heavy trade cattle reached 498c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers gained up to 30c and ranged from 436c to 456c/kg. Heavy weights lifted 10c, selling from 380c to 444c/kg. Heavy trade heifers sold from 420c to 451c/kg.

The few grown steers, over 500kg, reached 400c/kg and heavy 2 tooth heifers reached 390c/kg to feed on. Cows were 2c to 5c/kg cheaper. Medium weights 282c to 312c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows 290c to 318c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: A Hurst, Tumut sold 7 Limousin Steers with AgStock for 498.2c/kg, av 494.3kg, $2462.53ph.

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