Report Date: 29th November 2023
Total Yarding: 1129
A slight increase in numbers for a total yarding of 1126 fair to good quality cattle. There were some excellent runs of feeder steers and some good runs of well-bred weaners to suit the restockers. Heavy grown cattle were well supplied and there were 80, mostly prime, heavyweight cows. All the usual buyers were operating, selling to a strong market.
Trade yearling steers were firm, selling from 238c to 346c, and heifers to process had similar prices, making from 190c to 360c/kg. Feeder steers were up to 30c dearer, ranging from 220c to 298c and heifers to feed were also dearer, to average 218c/kg. Weaner steers returning to the paddock attracted spirited bidding, selling from 204c to 358c and the heifer portion lifted 15c, topping at 304c/kg for the lightweights.
Heavy grown steers jumped 6c, selling from 205c to 240c and heavy grown heifers climbed 5c, receiving from 200c to 228c/kg. Lighter, leaner cows were slightly cheaper, quality related, making from 55c to 145c/kg. Heavy prime cows were 9c better, reaching 228c/kg. Heavy bulls were also dearer.
David Kent Market Reporter