Market Report – Prime Cattle – 1 December

Numbers fell by 450 to total 812 Prime Cattle. Quality was mixed and the market sold a firm to cheaper trend.

Heavy cows sold firm to 5c/kg easier, topping at 232c/kg with the main run selling 224c/kg to 230c/kg. Medium and trade weight cows sold 215c/kg to 231c/kg. Light/store cows also slipped 5-8c/kg selling 200cc/kg to 230c/kg.

Heavy steers 500kg+ sold at a firm trend with the better quality pens selling 290c/kg to 312c/kg

Heavy heifers mostly sold 245c/kg to 275c/kg. Feedlots operated through the sale, with prices mainly 330c/kg to 350c/kg for steers and 315c/kg to 345c/kg on the heifers.

Re-stocker competition continues to be strong with local orders taking home the lighter end of the yarding, steers sold to a top of 419c/kg while the heifers topped at 363c/kg. Cows and calves sold $1570 to $1730 for mixed quality units. Bulls topped at 248c/kg.

Market Report: Oliver Mason, Elders

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Photo: Garry Apps, Ray White Livestock sold Angus Steers on behalf of the Liddle Family, Boorowa to a top of 348.2cpk, averaging 384.4kg, $1,338.64ph.