PHOTO: This pen of Angus X steers went under the HF Richardson hammer for a high 560c/kg. Weighing 472kg they returned $2641ph for PR & L Sissors.


Total Yarding: 951

There were a couple of extra buyers at the larger yarding of 951 mixed quality cattle, an increase of 178 head. Prices were very similar, quality on quality, for young cattle and grown steers. Cows sold firm for better covered types and leaner cows made on average 5c less while poor quality dropped 30c, but restocking cows were 20c/kg dearer.

The few average to good quality milk vealers sold from 550c to 592c and restockers paid to 624c/kg. Yearlings mainly went to restockers between 450c and 575c with the best to 598c while the few to the trade made 435c to 560c/kg.

Restockers and processors paid mostly 440c to 500c for grown steers with the tops to restockers at 510c/kg. Friesian steers made 340c to 380c/kg and were up to 15c and 20c/kg cheaper.

Beef cows sold from 348c to 385c with restockers paying 325c to 385c and a top price of 440c/kg was paid. Dairy cows made 310c to 354c while leaner types were between 268c and 328c/kg. The poor to plain quality sold from 200c to 235c with plainer conditioned cows from 150c/kg.  

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited. Click HERE for full WVLX market report.