Pakenham Cattle Report

There were approximately 1,300 export and 600 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 1,070 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a cheaper market. Quality was very mixed with a large proportion of the heavy cattle lacking finish, while vealers were again well supplied and varied in quality. Trade cattle sold mostly 5c to 15c cheaper, with secondary young cattle back up to 20c, while the heavy feeder steers held their own. Grown steers and bullocks eased 2c to 9c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers dropped 13c/kg. Heavy manufacturing steers came off 14c/kg. Cows were mostly 5c to 10c/kg cheaper. Heavy bulls improved slightly.

Better quality vealers sold from 243c to 295c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 262c and 290c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 230c and 290c/kg.

Grown steers made from 252c to 280c/kg. Bullocks sold from 260c to 283c/kg. Heavy heifers made between 223c and 252c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 200c and 216c, with the crossbred portion between 205c and 274c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 150c to 207c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 178c to 227c after a top of 236c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 212c and 261c/kg.
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