Report Date: 28th November 2023
Total Yarding: 1,173
There was a small drop in cattle numbers to 1,173 at Naracoorte which was 67 head less on last week. Quality was mostly good with another outstanding offering of cows, grown cattle showing condition and well presented mixed sex yearlings and vealers. The usual buyers attended and operated in a mostly dearer market. Grown cattle sold from firm to 10c dearer, cows were 10c to 20c stronger, yearling cattle were mainly from 10c to 20c/kg dearer with a few sale’s higher especially in the vealer category. The market was made up of 127 bulls, 340 cows, 255 heifers, 444 steers and 11 open auction.
Good quality vealer steers sold from 207c to 246c, the heifer portion made from 160c to 250c and the mixed sex young cattle going onto feed were from 206c to 258c/kg. Prime yearling steers made 190c to 242c and the heifers sold from 167c also up to 242c/kg. Steer yearlings to feeders and restockers made from 170c to 238c and the heifers were from 130c to 242c/kg.
Heavy grown steers made from 206c to 235c and the medium weights sold from 205c to 238c/kg, Prime grown heifers sold from 202c to 230c with the secondary heifers making between 142c to 206c/kg.
Heavy beef cows sold from 176c to 226c and leaner cows made mainly 100c to 188c/kg. Heavy bulls sold close to unchanged and made from 158c to 210c with the younger bulls going to both restockers and processors making between 122c to 200c/kg.
Market Reporter Tim Delany