Medium weight feeder steers were 4c stronger, selling from 335c to 375c/kg while medium weight heifers gained 3c on average selling to 350c/kg at SELX this week.
Numbers were steady and the quality was fair to good. Yearlings made up the bulk of the yarding and there were a few pens of weaners.
Grown cattle were limited and around 500 cows were penned. The usual buyers attended the market.
Trade vealers were firm selling to 367c/kg. Light restocking weaner steers topped at 399c/kg.
Trade cattle were limited and sold to similar rates receiving 320c to 342c/kg.
Too few grown steers to quote with the processors paying 288c to 323c/kg for steers over 500kg. The best of the grown heifers reached 310c/kg. Cows were cheaper although the quality was not as good.
The medium weight 2 scores made 209c to 233c and restocking cows sold from 220c to 249c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores ranged from 212c to 248c, averaging 244c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service – CLICK HERE for full MLA report.
|SELX MARKET REPORT||Sale date:||20.04.2017|
|PRIME CATTLE SALE||Yarding||1,243|
|Category||Weight||c / kg||$ / Hd|
|Light Steers||< 350||Top||399.4||$1,211|
|Light Heifers||< 350||Top||370||$1,191|
|Trade Steers||351 – 500||Top||377.2||$1,641|
|Trade Heifers||351 – 500||Top||356||$1,499|
|Export Steers||> 501||Top||328||$1,937|
|Export Heifers||> 501||Top||278.7||$1,774|
Sales at SELX: