PHOTO: Topping the market today was this pen of Ang X Steers, going under the hammer for 474c/kg by Elders Kerr & Co, returning $2152ph for vendor MJ & RF Patterson.


Total Yarding:  1,257

There was a little less competition and not all the usual buyers operated fully on the larger offering of 1,257 mixed quality cattle, 497 more. After last week’s very dear sale, prices eased back for all categories except vealers to the trade which were fully equal. Restockers and processors paid an average of 10c/kg less for yearlings. Grown steers sold 5c and up to 10c cheaper with older and manufacturing steers mainly 10c/kg cheaper. The better-covered beef cows made 10c less and all other cows were close to unchanged in prices. Beef bulls averaged 5c/kg easier. 

Most vealers sold from 415c to 460c to restockers and processors with processors paying up to 474c/kg. The yearlings were making from 340c to 433c with restockers going to 448c for their heifers and to 465c/kg for their steers. The 3 and 4 score grown steers made from 340c to 390c with older and manufacturing grades mainly selling from 310c to 348c as restockers paid from 352c to 395c/kg. 

Most beef cows made from 279c to 308c with tops to 320c and restocker paid to 333c/kg. The dairy cows were selling from 257c to 289c and leaner types made from 238c to 258c/kg. The poor to plain conditioned cows sold from 180c to 240c/kg. Beef bulls made from 255c to 270c/kg.

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