PHOTO: Buyers were aplenty today with bidding keen on this great pen of Hereford Bullocks sold by Elders Kerr & Co, which made a top of 283c/kg (ave. weight 652.5kg).

Total Yarding: 790

The mostly usual following of buyers attended the similar sized, plain to good quality offering of cattle. Prices for young cattle maintained last week’s cheaper levels but grown steers lifted 12c to 15c and grown heifers gained an average of 20c/kg. Better covered cows eased slightly but leaner grades were fully equal in prices. Heavy weight bulls saw the B2 grade 2c better but C2’s averaged 10c/kg dearer.

The average to good quality vealers made 215c to 280c with yearling steers from 227c to 280c and the heifers sold between 194c and 266c/kg with restocker activity quite strong. The D2 yearlings made up to 198c and 1 score dairy breds started around 100c/kg.

Most C3 and C4 grown steers were between 258c and 288c/kg. The D2 manufacturing dairy steers averaged unchanged in prices and made 194c to 199c with a sale at 210c/kg. There was a good run of C3 and C4 grown heifers and they sold from 230c to 261c/kg.

The C3 and C4 beef cows were mainly from 202c to 215c with the odd B muscle to 218c/kg. The D2 cows made 163c to 190c and D1’s were from 150c to 176c and the E1’s made 100c to 150c/kg. Heavy weight B2 bulls sold between 205c and 225c with the C2 grade from 190c to 211c/kg.

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

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