Market Report – 8 December 2022

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 442

A slight increase in numbers and the quality was fair to good. There were some good runs of yearling steers, suiting the processors, feedlot buyers and the restockers.

There were only 34 cows and an increased number of yearling bulls. All the usual buyers were operating, selling to a cheaper market except for grown heifers and heavy prime cows.

Yearling steers sold from 390c to 425c and prime yearling heifers were back 20c, making from 352 to 404 c/kg. Feeder steers averaged 405 c/kg and there was not enough feeder heifers to quote.

The limited supply of weaners returning to the paddock were up to 40 c/kg cheaper. Young steers sold from 440 to 540c and the heifer portion averaged 405 c/kg.

Heavy grown steers made from 358 to 372 c/kg and there was keen competition for grown heifers, ranging from 330 to 373 c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows were price unchanged and heavy prime cows lifted 6c, selling from 290 to 323 c/kg. Lighter yearling bulls ranged from 200 to 255c and the best heavy weight bull topped at 298 c/kg.

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Photo: 23 Angus Steers sold for 430c/kg, ave 439.3kg, $1889ph by Elders on behalf of Hawk Hill Partnership, Boorowa.