Mt Barker Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Numbers were down for a small yard­ing of 611 mixed qual­ity cat­tle at Mt Barker.

The yard­ing was dom­i­nated by young cat­tle with light­weight An­gus steers sell­ing to a top of 370c/kg. Weaner steers sold for 264c to 370c and heifers made 238c to 304c/kg for the best. Heavy year­ling steers weigh­ing over 400kg made 260c, medium weights sold from 240c to 328c while the lightweights made 280c/kg.

Heavy year­ling heifers sold for 200c, medium weight heifers sold from 218c to 250c while the lighter weights made 240c to 248c/kg.

Grown Friesian steers sold from 170c to 198c to av­er­age 189c/kg.

Grown beef steers weigh­ing 400500kg made 192c/kg. Grown heifers over 540kg sold for 210c/kg.

Heavy prime cows were down 2c on last week mak­ing 150c to 182c and store cows were down 15c sell­ing from 130c to 166c/kg.

Heavy bulls made 132c to 162c, medium weights sold for 160c to 196c and light­weight bulls made from 196c to 272c/kg de­pend­ing on weight and qual­ity. A num­ber of cat­tle sold by ap­praisal, with Poddy Friesian steer calves mak­ing $520 for the tops and $500/head for the sec­onds. An­gus Friesian cross heifers sold from $650 to $870 for the tops. An­gus cow and calf units made from $1260 up to $1960 for the best. Smaller framed units sold from $560 to $1100/unit.

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