Strong demand for vealers

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Strong demand for vealers

There were approximately 1600 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 100 head week on week.
There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market, dearer for the cows.
Quality improved a little in the grown steers and bullocks, while the young cattle continued to slip. The handful of vealers sold to firm demand and numbers were very limited.
There were very few yearling trade steers offered, while the heifer portion sold up to 7c/kg dearer. Grown steers and bullocks held firm for the better quality draft, while a plainer run of Friesian manufacturing steers improved 3c to 7c/kg.
Heavy weight beef cows sold firm to 5c dearer, while the leaner grades and dairy cows lifted 7c to 15c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold 8c/kg dearer on a limited selection.
The vealers sold mostly from 250c to 300c/kg. A few yearling trade steers made between 287c and 299c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade sold between 240c and 271c/kg.
Grown steers made from 266c to 306c/kg. Bullocks sold from 275c to 310c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 218c and 238c, with the crossbred portion between 224c and 277c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 150c and 190c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 180c to 220c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 240c to 275c/kg.

What’s happening: George Johnson of Nerrena was keen to see how prices were at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday, and was considering bidding for a pen or two.

What’s happening: George Johnson of Nerrena was keen to see how prices were at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday, and was considering bidding for a pen or two.

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