Total Yarding: 466
Numbers were back and the quality was plainer. Only 95 cows were offered and while there was a few lines of feeder steers and heifers which sold near last week’s prices, most were cheaper. Trade cattle were limited as were the grown steers and bullocks. Plainer grown heifers were in reasonable numbers and attracted support from re-stockers. The market was cheaper by 10c to 20c/kg over the yarding.
Light weight restocking steer weaners sold to 337c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 10c cheaper and light weights were up to 20c/kg cheaper. Most feeders sold from 280c to 310c/kg. Re-stockers paid to 325c/kg for medium weights. Restocking heifers ranged from 259c to 306c/kg. The few trade cattle slipped 10c to 15c ranging from 250c to 295c/kg.
Only a few grown steers and bullocks in prime condition were offered and sold between 250c and 268c/kg. Restocking grown heifers lost 12c receiving 190c to 226c/kg. Cows lost up to 15c/kg with the heavier covered cows losing more. Medium weight 2 score cows sold from 180c to 193c and the heavy weights 180c to 218c/kg. PTIC cows to a re-stocker reached 220c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
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Photo: Gerrard & Partners selling Angus x Steers on behalf of Dorroughby Pastoral Company to a top of 337.2c/kg, av 282.9kg, $954ph.