Steers, bullocks in demand

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Steers, bullocks in demand

There were approximately 950 export and 250 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 1600 head week on week.
Most of the usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market.
Quality was mixed with prime cattle in short supply and cows making up half of the yarding.
The young cattle suited to the trade lifted 5c to 8c/kg. The limited selection of 300 steers and bullocks sold to strong competition from processors keen to capture a share and prices improved 10c to 15c/kg.
The 600 cows sold to a smaller field of processor buyers with prices slipping mostly 10c to 20c/kg. Heavy weight beef bred bulls were off 17c, while the dairy lines fell 30c/kg.
A handful of vealers reached 302c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 256c to 286c/kg.
Grown steers made between 274c and 304c/kg. Bullocks sold between 284c and 300c/kg. Heavy weight manufacturing steers made from 240c to 292c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold from 140c to 195c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly between 170c and 227c/kg.
Heavy weight beef bred bulls sold between 245c and 283c with the dairy bulls between 215c and 253c/kg.
The next sale draw – January 6 & 7: 1. Rodwells, 2. SEJ, 3. Alex Scott & Staff, 4. Elders, 5. Landmark, 6. Phelan & Henderson & Co. Sheep Sale Wednesday at 1pm.

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