Market Report – 8 March

Total Yarding:  1114

There was only a small increase in numbers and quality was again mixed. Weaners were better supplied while yearlings eased in numbers. There was a good run of heavy yearlings and grown steers and an increase in cows. The market was dearer.

Light weaner steers sold to 364c with most sales from 300c to 340c/kg. Light heifers topped at 345c/kg. Feeder steers were cheaper with restockers purchasing the better cattle. Medium weight feeder steers sold from 260c to 286c and restocking steers at the same weight from 283c to 315c/kg. Trade steers lifted 10c selling from 282c to 299c and light trade heifers reached 308c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were consistently dearer selling to 277c and averaging 270c/kg. Heavy grown heifers lifted 10c to make from 243c to 263c/kg. 2 score cows to process gained 4c to make from 165c to 205c/kg. Restocking lines gained 15c reaching 218c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 4c to 7c dearer to make from 195c to 229c and average 212c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: 15 Hereford steers sold by Ray White Boorowa/Binalong on behalf of Robert Perceval, Rye Park for 277.6c/kg, av 670kg, $1860.85ph.

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