Market Report – 9 May 2019

Total Yarding: 2,050

Numbers lifted and the quality was good. Weaners were in short supply and there was a better run of feeder steers and heifers. Prime trade cattle were limited. Grown steers and bullocks were better supplied and nearly 650 cows were penned.

Weaners eased 20c to 25c, with steers making from 246c to 290c and heifers receiving from 200c to 250c/kg. Trade vealers sold to 220c/kg. Medium weight feeders were firm on the more popular breeds, while the crossbred steers lifted 5c to 6c and crossbred heifers decreased 5c to 6c/kg. Steers made from 260c to 320c and medium weight heifers sold from 223c to 276c/kg. Heavy trade cattle received from 250c to 291c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks were 7c to 11c cheaper despite the increase in volume, making from 240c to 296c/kg. Cows sold erratic, with the 2 score cows averaging 10c dearer with a bit more restocking competition, receiving from 120c to 185c/kg. Heavy 4 score cows sold 2c to 5c cheaper, making from 200c to 225c, averaging 209c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Elders sold market topping Angus Steers on behalf of DW MacArthur-Onslow, Goulburn for 320.2c/kg, av 344.6kg, $1103.41ph.

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