Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 559
Numbers more then doubled at Mount Gambier this week as agents yarded 559 head of liveweight and open auction cattle. All sold to the a larger field of trade and processor buyers along with more feeder and restocker orders. Quality lifted on the week before as the market with the extra numbers and competition sold to mainly dearer rates.
Yearling steers mainly went to feed on from 520c to 585c with the trade only taking a solitary beast at 575c/kg. Feeders continued to source the majority of the yearling heifers from 430c to 564c with extra restockers active here this week on the heifers from 510c to 587c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks attracted the trade from 424c to 472c with feeders very strong from 470c to 558c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade ranged from 388c to 511c with feeders operating from 440c to 495c/kg as manufacturing steers made from 320c to 410c/kg.
Heavy cows were a much improved offering as they lifted 6c and returned from 334c to 375c with the lighter types also to the trade making from 300c to 355c/kg. Feeders were active from 255c to 364c with some restocker activity to 386c as bulls ranged from 260c to 350c/kg.
Market reporter; Peter Kerr.