Naracoorte Cattle Report

Numbers remained steady, as agents yarded 402 live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to a smaller field of trade and processor buyers, with both feeders and restockers present and active across the offering. Quality was only fair at best, with the majority of the offering being of store condition, however demand was good, as the market sold to mainly dearer prices than the week before.

There were insufficient yearling steers for the trade to provide a quote, with steers suitable to feed on, making from 280c to 311c, with a lift of 10c to 20c, as restockers operated from 220c to 293c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade varied from 276c to 297c, as feeders sought supply from 200c to 284c, with restocker activity from 170c to 260c/kg.

Grown steers were also small in number, with the few suitable for the trade receiving from 295c to 310c, with feeder support on lighter weights from 280c to 295c/kg. Grown heifers sold from 232c to 292c/kg. Heavy cows received a lift of 5c, as they made mainly from 210c to 242c, with an isolated sale of younger types to 249c/kg. Light cows made from 154c to 180c as bulls sold from 180c to 210c/kg.
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