PHOTO: Bullocks were in high demand today, with this great pen sold by HF Richardson reaching a market top of 306c/kg (ave weight 562.5kg).
Total Yarding: 305
With the Easter holiday break looming and most processors having enough cattle on hand, supply numbers eased. A smaller field of buyers attended and operated on the mainly good quality offering. Better quality grown steers were dearer by 10c/kg, while odd yearling heifer prices were equal to dearer in places. Grown heifers however eased up to 10c, while the small penning of cows sold from unchanged to 10c/kg cheaper.
There were no vealers penned today and very few yearling steers came forward. The plain D1 and D2 steers sold from 80c to 170c/kg to trade and restocker buyers. A single C3 steer made to 278c/kg, and went to a processor. Yearling heifers sold from 183c to 273c, with restockers topping at 270c/kg.
The plain to very good yarding of C3 grown steers sold from 258c to 297c, with a sale to 306c/kg. The better grown heifers made from 220c to 248c/kg. The few good, heavy weight beef cows sold from 205c to 230c, with the D2 grade making from 158c to 180c, while the 1 score cows made from 154c to 160c/kg. A very plain 1 score pen sold at 120c/kg. A plain to average selection of bulls sold from 151c to 198c/kg.
Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.
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