Report Date: 17th November 2023
Total Yarding: 1,364
There were approximately 1360 head penned representing an increase of 500 head from the sale of a fortnight ago. The usual buyers from across Gippsland were present with a couple more orders operating while feedlot or processor orders were quiet. Quality improved with a larger proportion of well bred calves and yearlings while cows with calves at foot were limited. Competition strengthened for all grades dry cattle with prices in most categories lifting from $100 to $200/head.
The top of the weaner steers made $809/head for 17 Angus weighed at 304kg or 293c/kg. The top of the weaner heifers made $770/head for 5 Angus weighed at 335kg or 230c/kg. The top of the yearling steers made $1,330/head for 12 Angus weighed at 492kg or 270c/kg. A reasonable selection of heavy steers reached $1,440/head for 5 Angus weighed at 660kg or 218c/kg. The top of the yearling heifers made $1,010/head for 10 Angus weighed at 447kg or 226c/kg.
Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher.