Pakenham Cattle Market Report

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Report Date: 27th November 2023

Total Yarding: 1,056


Cattle numbers decreased to 1056 with 691 trade cattle and 322 cows yarded. Quality improved over most categories with a good selection of young and grown trade cattle. All the usual buying group were present and operated in a mostly firm to dearer market. Young cattle gained 15c for the better quality, grown steers and heifers sold mostly firm. Heavy well bred cows gained 20c and the heavy bulls were firm to 5c/kg softer to a week ago.

Vealers sold from 180c to 294c/kg. Yearlings sold to the trade between 200c and 270c for the better quality and 140c to 180c/kg for the secondary types. Grown steers and bullocks made from 206c to 242/kg. Heavy grown heifers sold from 140c to 210c/kg.

Heavy Friesian steers made between 140c to 215c with the crossbred steers between 152c to 190c/kg. Heavy cows sold from 144c to 215c, medium weights from 110c to 173c and light cows sold from 66c to 100c/kg. Dairy cows made from 110c to 175c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 165c to 214c/kg.

Market reporter: Sheona Lamb.