Total Yarding: 595
Numbers were steady and the quality was plainer. There were a few well bred and weighted cattle but most were light weights and lacking condition. Young cattle made up the bulk of the yarding with only 90 cows offered. The few good cattle to feed were firm and trade cattle lifted 8c to 10c/kg while the lighter and plainer crossbreds were cheaper. Cows were also selling to a cheaper trend.
Weaner steers made from 258c to 276c and heifers made from 231c to 253c/kg. Vealers sold from 275c to 300c/kg remaining firm. Medium weight feeder steers sold from 260c to 320c and heavy weights reached 328c/kg. Feeder heifers sold from 230c to 280c/kg. Trade cattle made from 270c to 300c, up 8c to 10c/kg.
No grown steers to quote and the best of the heifers reached 290c/kg. The 2 score cows were 14c softer to sell from 155c to 208c, and the heavy weights were 10c cheaper, making from 208c to 258c, averaging 240c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Derneveagh Pastoral, Harden topped today’s market with Ray White Livestock selling 28 Angus Steers to a top of 328c/kg, av 407.3kg, $1336.01ph.
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