Market Reports

                                                         HRLX CATTLE SALE 17-11-2021

Consignments increased and the quality was mixed with the majority entering the younger categories.

The bulk were more suited for the restocker buyers with ample numbers in prime condition and suitable for the local butchers and processors.

There were greater numbers of yearlings compared to the vealers and approximately 30 cows were penned.

Competition was solid throughout with trends firm to dearer.

The over 200kg vealer steers returning to the paddock gained 2c and made from 626c to 826c with the lighter weights reaching a record price for the selling complex at 908c/kg.

The same weight heifer portion sold to strong competition with the restockers paying from 640c to 698c and up to 866c/kg for the light weights.

The yearling steers trended dearer with the medium and heavy weights to the lot feeders and
restocker buyers ranging from 490c to 666c while the lighter weights reached 734c/kg.

The yearling heifers were sought after by the restockers and made from 494c to 674c depending on breed and weight.

The prime conditioned and high yielding younger cattle to the butchers and processors carried extra weight this week and sold well with the best up around the 584c/kg range.

The older steers with 2 teeth sold well to the lot feeders and reached 580c with those to the processors ranging from 370c to 400c/kg.

The cows trended 9c dearer with the better finished heavy weights making from 355c to 388c/kg.