Market Reports


Consignments decreased this week and there were pens of well-bred weaner and yearling steers suitable for restocker and lot feeder orders.

High yielding younger cattle in prime condition suitable for butcher orders were limited in supply and again export older cattle were scarce in the pens.

The market trend was variable.

Vealer steers over 200kg returning to the paddock struggled to maintain firm prices and trended slightly cheaper selling from 456c to 596c/kg.

Strong gains were recorded for the heavier drafts also to restockers and lot feeder orders with breed and quality contributing in places. Prices ranged from 470c to 572c/kg.

Vealer heifers trended cheaper with the over 200kg pens to the restockers making from 450c to 516c/kg.

The yearling steers to the restockers and lot feeders also recorded dearer trends with the medium weights ranging from 428c to 524c/kg.

The younger prime conditioned cattle purchased by the butchers trended dearer with the better end recording prices over the 500c/kg range.

Heavy bullocks going to the processors reached to 320c/kg while the majority of the older heifers sold to restockers.

Cows trended dearer with the medium weights making from 285c to 308c while the better covered heavy weights received from 290c to 302c/kg.