Pakenham Cattle Report

There were approximately 550 export and 270 young cattle penned representing an increase of 200 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market. Quality improved with a better selection of prime cattle on offer, although secondary and plainer lots were still well supplied. Trade cattle sold firm to 10c/kg cheaper in places. Grown steers and bullocks sold from 4c to 7c/kg dearer for the better quality selection. Manufacturing steers held firm. Cows sold from 10c to 15c/kg dearer while the heavy bulls held firm.

Vealers sold from 272c to 320c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 313c to 358c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 282c to 355c/kg.

Grown steers made from 312c to 345c/kg. Bullocks sold from 320c to 370c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made from 249c to 286c with the crossbred portion selling from 255c to 312c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold from 190c and 249c/kg. Heavy weight cows made from 220c to 285c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 294c to 324c/kg.
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