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Up to an inch of rain in the local area yesterday afternoon and isolated heavier falls prior to that saw a yarding of 725 cattle, overall similar numbers to last week, cow numbers well down to yard around 30. Quality was generally good although maybe not carrying the condition of last week. All of the regular buyers were back at the rail competing in a market of fluctuating fortunes.
Well-bred light re-stocker steer weaners sold from 270c to 460c/kg a sharp rise of 36c to 100c/kg. Medium weights made from 326c to 430c/kg holding firm with the best of the over 330kg types selling up to 396c/kg to lot feeder orders. Light re-stocker heifer weaners did not have the urgency to buy as their steer counterparts 5c to 8c/kg cheaper trading from 200c to 330c/kg. Best high yielding B muscle butcher calf over 330kg making to 360c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to lot feeders making up to 360c/kg, over 400kg lifted by 10c/kg making from 280c to 378c/kg. Over 400kg yearling heifers destined for the feed bin traded between 280c and 288c/kg.
The few Cows on offer saw limited competition with the light 2 scores selling from 100c to 200c/kg. The prime heavy 3 and 4 scores were 14c to 20c/kg cheaper realising from 220c to 240c/kg and the best heavy B muscle Bull made 240c/kg.
Market Operator Angus Barlow.
Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited – www.mla.com.au