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NVLX Wodonga Cattle Market Report

All data provided by 
Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 21st May 2024

Total Yarding: 2,688

Commentary

Numbers jumped as 2688 head were yarded of that 1198 were cows. The majority of buyers were at the rails although a few exporters were more dominant. Feedlotters were keen to secure the grown steers lines. The better shaped and conditioned beef Cow prices came off by 10 to 15c/kg, as there were numerous pens to chose from. There were also a significant number of store cows presented.

There were only limited numbers of heavy bullocks and a large percentage of the medium and heavy grown steers attracted competition from feedlotters.

The young cattle quality wavered, as there were only a handful of sappy calves and finished yearlings., with processors struggling to find the right article. Lighter weighted calves went back to the paddock or backgrounders. The vealers ranged from 280c to 379c/kg. The yearling steers to the trade made from 324c to 372c/kg, while the yearling heifer portion ranged from 265c to 364c/kg.

The medium and heavy feeder steers ranged from 280c to 352c/kg. Grown steers to the trade made from 290c to 330c/kg. The 500 to 600kg C3 and C4 steers made from 282c to 314c/kg, while the 600kg plus bullocks reached 334c/kg.

A large showing of beef cows saw prices slide. The majority of the heavy cows made from 202c to 264c/kg to average 250c/kg, the large run of store cows made from 150c to 231c/kg to average 212c/kg. The bulk of the bulls made from 212 to 250c/kg.

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