Restocking and feeder heifers lift 30c/kg this week

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Glennis Polsen and Venetia Goode, Tumut admiring Venetia’s steers which were sold by Agstock for 274c/kg, av 567.5kg, $1554.95ph.

Heifers to restock and feed lifted 30c with an extra order in place to average 260c/kg while heavy trade steers averaged 275c and heifers averaged 279c/kg.

Numbers eased for a mixed quality yarding at SELX this week.
Yearlings were well supplied and there was an increase in weaners. Grown steers were limited and there were mostly light grown heifers.
Cows numbered 329 head. All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.

Weaners lifted 20c/kg but the quality was better this week. Steers sold from 249c to 270c and heifers 200c to 260c/kg.

Vealers to the trade made from 264c to 280c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers gained 13c and heavy feeders improved 20c with most selling between 240c to 290c/kg.
Prime grown steers and bullocks over 500kg sold from 240c to 278c while the better shaped heifers made from 240c to 255c/kg.
Most of the cows were firm to 3c stronger with the 2 score medium weights made from 125c to 175c/kg. The heavy 3 and 4 scores sold from 156c to 195c with C muscles reaching 209c to average 185c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Category Weight Qty c / kg $ / Hd
Light Steers < 350 175 Top 285 $945
Av 254 $686
Light Heifers < 350 256 Top 264 $855
Av 215 $522
Trade Steers 351 – 500 206 Top 290 $1,348
Av 261.8 $1,070
Trade Heifers 351 – 500 126 Top 295 $1,229
Av 241.6 $950
Export Steers 501+ 13 Top 278.2 $1,961
Av 261.8 $1,550
Export Heifers 501+ 32 Top 280.2 $1,434
Av 215.4 $1,150
Cows 371 Top 248.2 $1,770
Av 168.9 $926
Bulls < 700 43 Top 200 $1,159
Av 137.9 $402
Bulls > 700 3 Top 220 $2,101
Av 194.8 $1,766
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