Total Yarding: 1040

Cows were cheaper and trade cattle dearer in an increased yarding of cattle following the missed market of last week due to the public holiday. A near regular number of buyers attended and operated as 1 and 2 score cows sold 5c to 10c cheaper, but better covered beef cows were equal to 5c/kg easier. The plainer quality offering of vealers were on average 10c dearer and the mixed selection of yearlings sold 5c to 10c higher but restockers paid 5c to 20c/kg more to secure supply. The mostly plain but up to good quality yarding of grown steers were mainly unchanged to stronger and bull prices remained firm.

The smaller offering of C muscled vealers sold between 245c and 265c with a single heifer at 280c/kg. Restockers paid 259c to 280c with a pen of five steers topping at 289c/kg. The C muscled yearlings made from 235c to 277c/kg and included a few larger pens of heifers off supplementary feeding. Yearlings to restockers sold from 233c to 280c with odd sale to a top of 292c/kg. Some D muscled yearlings were a lot dearer as the D2 grade sold from 225c to 248c plus a single heifer made 268c/kg. The D1 yearlings made 185c to 240c with an isolated sale at 288c for two steers and 300c/kg was paid for three lighter weights.

The average to good quality C3 and few C4 grown steers made 242c to 265c with plain and older bullocks from 230c/kg. Lighter weight steers sold to 270c and a restocker paid to 278c/kg. A restocker was strong on older yearling heifers and grown heifers and paid from 245c to 255c/kg. The bulk of the E1 cows made between 150c and 165c with poor quality from 100c/kg. The D1 cows made 155c to 177c and restockers paid to 205c/kg. The D2 cows sold from 174c to 190c and the C3 to C5 beef cows sold between 196c and 213c/kg. The few B2 heavy weight bulls made similar money to the last market, from 235c to 248c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.

Photo: Colin & Casey MacLeod of Mortlake were pleased with the sale of their pen of 6 Limousin X Heifers which sold for $2.80/kg.

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