Total Yarding: 2,108
Numbers eased and the quality was mixed with more plain and light cattle entering the market. There still were good lines of feeders and a great line of weaners but trade cattle were in short supply. Extra Restocking orders put a floor in the light and plain cattle. Prime grown cattle were also very limited and around 500 cows were offered in a mixed trend market.
Weaners sold 25c/kg dearer but the quality was better. Steers sold from 230c to 280c and heifers from 200c to 277c/kg. The plain cattle to restockers sold from 120c to 160c/kg. Feeders eased 20c with the steers making from 240c to 276c and medium weight heifers sold from 195c to 253c/kg. Restockers paid to 314c/kg for medium weight steers. The few trade heifers improved 9c, selling to 275c/kg.
Prime grown heifers reached 265c and cows were close to firm with the medium weight 2 score cows averaging 189c and heavy 3 and 4 score cows selling from 200c to 225c, to average 218c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Jock Duncombe, Duncombe & Co with vendor Mitch O’Brien, Crookwell who sold 12 Angus Steers for 282c/kg, av 197.1kg, $555.78ph.
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