Market Report – 9 March 2023

Prime Cattle

Total Yarding: 861

Numbers lifted and the quality was good with numbers of heavy weights that suited the trade and good lines of feeder cattle. There were a few pens of weaners that retuned to the paddock and around 150 cows. All the buyers attended the sale but some feeders did not operate. The market sold to a much cheaper trend.

Weaner steers to 280kg sold from 355c to 420c and the heifer portion 300c to 361c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 40c to 50c cheaper starting at 293 and reaching 348c and heavy weights sold from 260c to 350c/kg. Feeder heifers were 30 cheaper ranging between 240c and 322c/kg. A good run of heavy trade steers lost 30c to 40c selling from 320c to 340c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were back 15c ranging from 265c to 344c and heavy heifers reached 335c/kg. Cows were 10c to 15c softer with the 4 score cows reaching 284c before averaging 272c/kg. plainer 2 scores sold from 200c to 243c/kg.

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Photo: 17 Angus Steers sold for 338c/kg, ave 600kg, $2028ph by MD & JJ Anderson on behalf of APV Investments, Fullerton.