Report Date: 28th November 2023
Total Yarding: 629
Numbers jumped by 169 head a 37% increase week on week for a yarding of 629 mixed quality cattle mostly benefitting from improved pasture conditions. Some great lines of yearling steers and heifers suitable to both re-stock and lot feed, only a few to suit local domestic orders and around 50 Cows yarded. Reduced supply in the eastern states from improved climatic conditions and predicted future rainfall totals saw the market in a buoyant state from the opening bid with most of the regular buyers participating at the rail and was the first time the $4 mark had been breached since May this year.
Light and medium weight re-stocker steer weaners improved by 11c to 28c/kg 160c to 404c/kg. Heifer counterparts saw rises of 17c/kg 188c to 310c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to lot feeders improved by 23c/kg 216c to 340c/kg over 400kg to local butchers making to 306c/kg. Some great drafts of grain assisted C muscle British bred yearling heifers on offer with the medium weights to lot feeders dearer by 70c/kg 270c to 298c/kg whist to the local butchers improved by 13c/kg 250c to 284c/kg.
A great lineup of cows mostly in prime condition saw exporters bidding feverishly. The few light cows on offer 8c/kg dearer 100c to 190c/kg. The heavy weight prime 3 and 4 scores cows 6c to 24c/kg better off 214c to 226c/kg. The best heavy B muscle bull reached 220c/kg.
Market Operator Angus Barlow.