Pakenham Cattle Market Report

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Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 20th May 2024

Total Yarding: 977


There were approximately 780 export and 200 young cattle penned representing an increase of 70 head week-on-week. Most of the usual buyers were operating in a mixed market. Quality was limited with most cattle showing the effects of the cold weather. Finished trade cattle sold up to 30c/kg dearer while plainer light weights sold to little demand. Grown steers and bullocks lifted 10c to 15c/kg. Heavy grown heifers gained 20c/kg. Friesian manufacturing steers improved 5c while the crossbred portion eased 9c/kg. Heavy beef cows lifted 5c while light dairy lots slipped up to 30c/kg. Heavy bulls sold firm.

Vealers sold from 230c to 394c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 325c and 373c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 280c and 385c/kg. Grown steers made from 290c to 340c/kg. Bullocks sold from 292c to 345c/kg. Heavy grown heifers made between 270c and 318c/kg.

Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 258c and 272c with the crossbred portion between 220c and 310c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 114c to 235c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 175c to 268c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 216c and 289c/kg.

Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher.

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