Total Yarding: 849
Numbers eased this week by around 300 head, with a significant number of bobby calves offered again due to the dry seasonal conditions. The quality was mixed across all weights and grades with bidding intensifying on some better quality trade lots. The mixed cow offering this week saw restockers competing with processors on some lighter lines. All the regular spring buying group were present, operating in a firm market to dearer market in places.
Trade cattle suiting the domestic processors sold to the regular competition, increasing 10c to 20c/kg due to some better quality on last week. Steers sold from 285c to 311c and the heifer portion made from 278c to 290c/kg. Feeder prices were consistent with some pens of up to 40 available in one lot carrying some quality genetics. The better lines of steers sold from 240c to 306c and the heifer portion made from 278c to 295c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were limited but there were some good finished types selling in a firm market. C3 and C4 grown steers sold from 280c to 305c and the heifers made from 270c to 280c/kg. Cows were mixed and competition was good. Heavy 3 and 4 score beef cows sold from 210c and 233c/kg. The middle run of D2 types made from 210c to 214c/kg. A few good light cows with frame were snapped up by restockers selling from 170c to 214c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: 4 Angus x Heifers sold by Holman Tolmie on behalf of Tiverton Partnership, Harden for 290c/kg, ave 517.5kg, $1500.75 ph
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