Agents yarded similar numbers this week, with heavy, well finished cattle making up the bulk of the 881 head yarding. The market trended firm to easier, with the exception being well finished heavy steers and heifers. This was due to 2 extra processors operating on quality pen lots of young cattle. Heavy cows saw prices ease, particularly on cows showing excess condition.
Bulls sold to a top of 305c/kg. Heavy cows sold firm to 10c/kg easier, topping at 274c/kg. Heavy steers and heifers both lifted on the back of improved quality, with steers 550kg+ selling to 330c/kg, while the heifers sold to 319c/kg. Well-finished, medium weight trade cattle sold to a mostly firm market, with the usual domestic processors operating. Very few lightweight restocked cattle penned, possibly due to a Store Sale being held tomorrow at 10:00am.
Market Report: Oliver Mason, Elders
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Photo: Darren, Mick & Cameron of Delta Agribusiness sold Hereford Steers on behalf of Zeims Bros P/C, Cootamundra – 290cpk, averaging 565kg, $1,638.50ph