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Leongatha Cattle Report

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Report Date: 18th May 2022

Total Yarding: 1661

There were approximately 1460 export and 200 young cattle penned representing an increase of 290 head week-on-week. Most of the usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market in places. Quality was limited with many prime lots showing the effects of the cold while cows represented almost half of the sale. Trade cattle sold to mixed results with some up to 20c dearer while a small selection of grain finished yearling steers gave back 20c/kg. Grown steers were in short supply while bullocks lifted 10c/kg. Heavy manufacturing steers sold up to 10c/kg dearer. Cows sold generally firm for most with the best dry Friesians slipping 20c/kg. Heavy bulls gained 5c/kg.

Vealers sold from 512c to 616c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 530c and 616c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 486c and 618c/kg. Bullocks made from 490c to 516c/kg.

Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 355c to 430c with the crossbred portion from 410c to 496c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made between 208c and 340c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 265c and 385c/kg. Restocking cows made mostly from 230c to 398c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 320c to 375c/kg.

Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher