Report Date: 5th May 2022
Total Yarding: 2910
With no market last week Emerald vendors penned an increased yarding of 2910 head up 1,430 head on the sale of 21st April 2022.
Quality was very mixed in the smaller yearling classes, however grown cattle included some well finished bullocks and cows. Cattle came mostly from local areas. The usual panel of feeders and processors were operating with values improving for the majority of the yard.
Light weight yearling steers topped at 778c/kg to record averages from 681c to 737c/kg for well bred lines. Medium and heavy pens averaged 520c to 610c/kg again for well bred pens. Yearling heifers also improved with sales to 654c/kg for light pens which averaged 484c to 598c/kg. The medium and heavy lines averaged 469c to 569c/kg relative to the breeding and types on offer.
Grown steers selling to feedlots averaged 434c to 495c/kg with sales topping at 550c/kg. Processors purchased bullocks to a top of 428c/kg to average 426c/kg. A few grown heifers went to feed to average 426c to 430c/kg. Grown heifers sold to the trade to a top of 448c/kg and average 408c to 423c/kg with restockers paying to 534c/kg.
Cows to restockers topped at 316c/kg whilst heavy four score cows averaged 362c/kg. Most heavy bulls went to live export to average 368c/kg. Cows and calves sold for $2,800 to $2,900 per unit.
Market reporter; Richard Thomson.