Market Report – 9 December 2021

Total Yarding: 602

Cattle numbers increased and the quality was mixed. There was more weight through the yearlings and heifers were in short supply. Trade cattle were limited to a few heavy steers with feeders and restockers strong on all weights and condition. Prime grown steers and heifers were limited and around 55 mostly heavy 4 score cows were penned. The market sold to a stronger trend with the exception of the heavy cows.

Weaners steers sold from 595c to 925c and heifers under 200kg reached 985c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed were dearer selling from 516c to 608c and restockers paid to 729c/kg. Heavy weights were 2c dearer 452c to 585c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed lifted 3c ranging from 480c to 544c and heavy weights gained 10c, 444c to 572c/kg. Heavy trade steers ranged between 446c to 470c/kg.

Grown steers gained 10c selling from 435c to 480c and heavy heifers reached 480c/kg. The 4 score cows were back 4c on average selling from 362c to 381c with a single C muscle cow reaching 430c/kg.

Photo: K&H Ainsworth, Taralga, sold 7 Angus X Heifers with Michael Hall Livestock for 985.6c/kg, ave 194.3kg, $1915ph.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.