Report Date: 29th November 2023
Total Yarding: 1,687
Numbers rose a little at Mount Gambier as agents yarded 1,687 head of liveweight and open auction cattle. These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers who all competed strongly for supply across a good quality offering with weight and condition in most pens. Vealers made up a large percentage of the offering as the market reacted to recent rainfall to be much dearer over most categories.
Vealer steers to the trade made from 205c to 275c with a lift of mainly 6c to 20c as similar heifers returned from 170c to 250c/kg. Feeders sought heifers from 175c to 220c as restockers operated on steers to 260c and heifers to 210c/kg.
Yearling steers lifted 10c to sell from 214c to 244c as similar heifers ranged from 216c to 240c/kg. Feeders were active here from 205c to 254c on steers and on heifers to 216c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks rose up to 20c as they sold from 225c to 252c to the trade with feeders active from 223c to 266c, a rise of 30c/kg on those cattle.
Grown heifers saw a lift of 35c to sell from 214c to 240c to the trade as manufacturing steers jumped 40c to range from 180c to 227c/kg.
Heavy cows also spiked by 40c to range from 218c to 239c as lighter lots returned from 180c to 202c with bulls ranging from 172c to 220c/kg.
Market Reporter Peter Kerr