Report Date: 26th October 2023
Total Yarding: 2,400
Blackall combined agents yarded a total of 2,300 for the monthly weaner and store sale for October. While quality was mixed, yearling cattle saw continued support from local, northern and buyers from the Central Highlands. Only a few pens of feeder cattle were on offer with a fair portion of prime cattle yarded.
Cross bred steers 200 to 280kg saw good support on the current market selling to 274.2c to average 245c, steers 280 to 330kg sold to 268.2c to average 245c and heavy feeders steers made to 214.2c to average 186c/kg.
Local buyers kept prices firm to slightly dearer on light weight restocker heifers selling to 182.2c to average 167c and those 280 to 330kg made to 174.2c to average 160c/kg. A pen of charity medium weight heifers topped at 196.2c with most around 152c/kg.
Prices for most prime classes eased again with a mixed quality run of grown steers penned with the top price at 193.2c/kg, medium cows made to 146.2c and heavy cows over 520kg made to 162.2c to average 149c/kg.
Live export bulls sold to 198.2c while those to the processor sold to 186.2c to average 166c/kg.