Report Date: 29th November 2023
Total Yarding: 1,366
There were approximately 1100 export and 270 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 110 head week-on-week. There was a larger field of buyers present and competing in a d earer market. Quality was similar in the grown run while the trade offering held more cattle suited to butchers. Trade lots lifted 10c to 20c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks gained 10c/kg. Manufacturing steers jumped 20c to 40c/kg. Heavy grown heifers showing good finish kicked 30c/kg. Cows sold 20c to 40c/kg dearer. Heavy bulls lifted 20c/kg.
Vealers sold from 220c to 306c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 230c and 288c and included some heavy vealers. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 200c and 270c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks made from 230c to 245c/kg. Heavy grown heifers sold from 218c to 245c/kg.
Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made between 180c and 235c with the crossbreds between 213c and 246c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 124c and 189c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 150c to 233c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 176c to 230c/kg.
Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher.