Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 550
Consignments remained close to equal, week-on-week and the quality was mixed. The bulk entered the younger categories and were more suited for the restocker buyers, with the prime lots to suit the butchers in short supply. Cows made up the majority of the export drafts. The market trend was cheaper.
The over 200kg vealer steers to the restockers ranged from 495c to 736c, as the same weight heifer portion also to the restockers made from 480c to 684c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to the restocker and lot feeder buyers ranged from 470c to 688c, with the heavy weights to the feeders reaching 590c/kg. Yearling heifers to the restockers and lot feeders made from 440c to 586c/kg. The best prime conditioned lot to the butchers reached 586c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks to the processors received from 390c to 430c, while the older heifers reached 394c/kg. Cows were mainly heavy weights and those with a good fat cover ranged from 340c to 370c/kg. The best heavy weight bull topped at 300c/kg. The few cows with calves received from $2,850 to $3,550/unit.
Please note that this market was reported remotely without the physical presence of the MLA Livestock Reporter.
Market reporter, Neil Geddes