Market Report – Prime Cattle – 29 September

Numbers increased for a very good quality line of cattle. Better lines of kill cattle presented which met strong competition. Heavy steers and heifers were stronger reaching to $3.62 on steers and $3.50 for heifer to average $3.32. Yearling cattle met strong demand by both domestic processors and feedlotters. With crop finished heifers reaching to $3.78 and feeder steers up to $3.87. Re-stocker cattle again were stronger reaching $4.90 for lighter weight Angus x steers and $4.30 for Angus heifers. Coloured steers consistently making $3.80 – $4.20 and heifers $3.70 – $3.95 to return to the paddock. Cows were consistent with last week reaching to $2.88 for clean cows with big heavy cows reaching $2000.75 (755 @ $2.65). Big numbers of bulls met solid competition reaching up to $2.85 for high yielding bulls.

Report: Nick Harton – Jim Hindmarsh & Co.

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Photo: Macauly Harvie of Butt Livestock & Property sold Angus x Heifers on behalf of Garabray, Greenethorpe, 345cpk, averaging 486kg, $1,677.