Total Yarding: 1,580
Cattle numbers more than doubled and the quality was good. There were more well finished trade cattle and big runs of feeder cattle. Heavy cows were better supplied. Grown steers and heifers in prime condition were limited as were light weaners. Not all the usual buyers were operating in a dearer market.
Weaner steers to a backgrounder reached 302c and heavy vealer heifers to a butcher sold to 280c/kg. Feeder steers were 12c to 15c dearer with the medium and heavy weights making from 250c to 314c/kg. Medium weight feeder heifers gained 3c to 4c, selling from 262c to 280c with heavy weights reaching 286c/kg. Heavy trade steers made from 276c to 310c/kg.
The few prime grown steers sold from 290c to 295c and the best of the heifers made from 264c to 285c, gaining 10c/kg. Cows were firm to 4c stronger with the 2 score cows selling from 170c to 226c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores made from 225c to 262c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Delta Agribusiness sold 8 Angus Steers on behalf of Bookham Station for 292c/kg, av 386.9kg, $1129.68ph.
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