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Pen attracts pleasing price

There were approximately 860 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 40 head week on week.
The usual buying group was present and showing more interest in a dearer market.
Quality improved in the prime categories with a better supply of grown steers, bullocks and trade cattle although still in limited numbers.
Cows made up more than half of the yarding and dairy lots still represented the majority of the cow sale.
A single pen of yearling trade steers and a better selection of heifers sold around 20c/kg dearer. Grown steers sold 10c/kg dearer while the bullocks gained 5c/kg. Heavy weight manufacturing steers improved 10c to 15c/kg. Cows sold mostly 4c to 7c dearer while the heavy weight bulls lifted 5c to 10c/kg for the better shaped lots.
The single pen of yearling trade steers made 295c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 250c to 275c/kg. Grown steers made between 275c and 285c/kg. Bullocks sold between 284c and 288c/kg. A handful of heavy weight grown heifers made from 245c to 265c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 220c to 246c with the crossbred portion from 250c to 283c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 162c and 215c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 199c and 242c/kg. Better shaped heavy weight bulls made from 232c to 259c with the dairy lots from 212c to 228c/kg.
The next sale draw – October 18: 1. Alex Scott & Staff, 2. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 3. Elders, 4. Rodwells, 5. SEJ, 6. Landmark.

Market scope: Darren and Mary Adams from Leongatha South have cattle to sell in the coming weeks, so were at the store sale at VLE Leongatha last Thursday to get a feel for the market.

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