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Leongatha Cattle Market Report

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Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 22nd May 2024

Total Yarding: 3,133

Commentary

There were approximately 2730 export and 400 young cattle penned representing an increase of 1200 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a cheaper market. Quality improved in places while secondary and plainer cattle were well supplied with all weights and grades represented. Trade cattle eased 10c to 20c/kg for most and more on some isolated sales. Grown steers and bullocks lost 10c to 20c/kg. Manufacturing steers gave back 20c to 40c/kg. Cows sold 30c to 50c/kg cheaper and restockers were attracted by the lower prices. Heavy bulls eased 5c/kg.

Vealers sold from 220c to 380c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 315c and 340c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 245c and 333c/kg. Grown steers made from 290c to 337c/kg. Bullocks sold from 308c to 335c/kg.

Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made between 175c and 266c with the crossbred portion between 215c and 315c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 113c and 180c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 165c to 248c/kg. Restocking cows sold from 85c to 188c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 218c and 280c/kg.

Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher.

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