Total Yarding: 1249
Numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There was a very good run of heavy cows and a few pens of well weighted feeder cattle, but an increase in secondary light cattle. Trade cattle were limited and there was a larger run of heavy grown steers and bullocks. Around 300 bobby calves were also penned. The young cattle to restock sold to a dearer trend as did the bobby calves and two tooth heifers that returned to the paddock. Feeders and trade cattle were cheaper as were the heavy cows.
Bobby calves sold dollars/head, steers sold up to $440/head and heifers up to $350/head. Young cattle to restockers lifted up to 25c with steers making from 240c to 293c and heifers selling from 230c to 282c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers made from 265c to 293c and heifers sold from 230c to 282c, both back 4c/kg. Heavy trade cattle eased 5c, making from 280c to 306c/kg.
Grown steers eased 10c, selling from 268c to 295c and bullocks sold up to 301c/kg. The best of the heavy grown heifers also made 301c/kg. Two tooth heifers returning to the paddock increased 30c, making from 188c to 212c/kg. Medium weight cows were firm, selling from 196c to 212c and heavy weights eased 12c, making from 200c to 236c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Ray White sold 20 Angus x steers on behalf of Robert Perceval, Rye Park for 301c/kg, ave 669.5kg, $2015.2ph.
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