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Trade cattle sell firmer

There were approximately 1400 export and 130 young cattle penned representing an increase of 200 head week on week.
The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a generally firm market.
Quality was mixed with only limited numbers of trade cattle and a similar run of grown steers and bullocks compared to last sale.
The limited selection of trade cattle sold firm on the majority of sales with the heavy grass heifers lifting 15c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks sold firm to 7c/kg dearer. Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers improved 4c to 5c/kg. Cows sold fully firm through all grades. A handful of heavy weight bulls sold firm.
Vealers to butchers sold from 312c to 343c/kg. A few yearling trade steers made between 300c and 305c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 288c and 314c/kg.
Grown steers made from 292c to 312c/kg. Bullocks sold from 290c to 319c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 242c and 271c with the crossbred portion between 261c and 309c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 176c and 236c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 215c to 274c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 286c to 300c for the better shaped lots with dairy bulls from 256c to 279c/kg.

Just looking: Simon Henderson from Phelan and Henderson and Co and Joe Surace from Strzelecki, who was just having a look at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday.

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