Market Reports


Consignments decreased and the quality remained mixed with the majority of the younger cattle purchased by the restocker and lot feeder orders.

Prime younger cattle suitable for the butchers were scarce in the pens and the cows made up the bulk of the export cattle offered.

Market trends varied with the vealers trending firm to  slightly cheaper while the yearlings sold close to firm and cows improving in price.

The over 200kg vealer steers returning to the paddock made from 494c to 656c/kg.

The heifer portion to the restockers trended several cents cheaper and sold from 452c to 528c/kg.

Yearlings sold close to firm with the medium weighted steers to feed and restock making from 384c to 488c while the heifer portion received from 446c to 450c/kg.

The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers reached 488c/kg.

The export heavy weight steers remained firm at 320c with the lighter weights receiving 348c/kg.

The older heifers to the processors reached 354c/kg.

Cows improved in yield this week and prices improved accordingly as the better covered heavy weights ranged from 270c to 300c/kg.