Market Report – 9 February 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 764

Numbers lifted and the quality was good with runs of cattle offered. Weaners were well supplied and there were good numbers of medium and heavy yearlings, most suited the feeders and restockers. Trade cattle were limited and there was also a reduction in grown cattle numbers. Around 90 cows were penned. The cows sold to a dearer trend with the rest of the market trending cheaper.

Restocking weaner steers ranged from 490c to 511c/kg and the heifers 350c to 432c/kg. The best of the heavy butcher vealers reached 421c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 13c cheaper ranging from 350c to 410c, restockers paid to 437c/kg and heavy weights to feed dropped 20c selling from 346c to 412c/kg. Heifers to feed lost 10c ranging from 330c to 380c/kg. The few trade cattle dropped 20c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were firm 320c to 355c/kg and heavy grown heifers were similar ranging from 288c to 340c/kg. Heavy cows were 7c stronger ranging between 255c and 295c/kg and the medium weight 2 scores 210c to 242c/kg.

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Photo: 23 Angus Steers sold for 490.2c/kg, ave 358.7kg, $1758ph by Holman Tolmie on behalf of K Brown, Berremangra.