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Mt Barker Cattle Sale Report

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Report Date: 23rd November 2023

Total Yarding: 1,566

Commentary

Numbers were up for a total yarding of 1566 good quality cattle with an excellent run of weaner calves dominating the numbers.
Weaner steers sold to 270c/kg with competition lacking with one feeder buyer not in attendance while the present buyers were selective on weights and types. Heifers gained with increased buyer interest selling to 190c for weaners and 182c for the yearling heifers. Heavy cows gained marginally with processor demand.

Light weight weaner steers sold to 270c while the heavier weights made from 226c to 252c/kg. Weaner heifers continued to gain returning 140c to 190c/kg. Yearling steers sold from 180c to 220c remaining firm and yearling heifers were mainly firm selling from 128c to 182c/kg.

A quality run of grown steers gained returning 178c to 192c /kg.
Heavy cows sold from 122c to 134c while store cows returned 72c to 78c /kg. Heavy bulls sold from 98c for the heaviest up to 132c while lighter weights made 134c to 140c/kg.

Tracey Kilner NLRS.