Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were up at Mt Barker sa­le­yards last week, with a to­tal yard­ing of 701 mainly good qual­ity cat­tle. The yard­ing was dom­i­nated by young cat­tle, with prices lift­ing on the pre­vi­ous week.

Light­weight steer veal­ers topped the mar­ket at 350c/kg. Weaner steers sold for 300c to 350c/kg and heifers for 200c to 308c/kg.

Heavy­weight year­ling steers sold for 270c to 308c/kg and medi­umweight steers, up by 20c/kg, sold for 288c to 328c/kg, to av­er­age 302c/kg.

Light­weight steers sold for 316c to 318c/kg.

Prices for heavy­weight year­ling heifers gained 30c/kg, with these types sell­ing for 220c to 262c/kg, while medium weights sold for 196c to 282c/kg, to av­er­age 243c/kg.

Prices for lighter heifers im­proved 6c/kg, to sell for 230c to 270c/kg.

Grown steers weigh­ing 500-600kg made 230c to 264c/kg, while the lighter weights un­der 500kg sold for 218c to 268c/kg.

Bul­locks weigh­ing over 600kg gained 30c/kg in price and sold for 224c to 240c/kg.

Cow prices eased on the pre­vi­ous sale, with heavy prime cows down 2c/kg to sell for 160c to 184c/kg.

Medium-weight cow prices fell 9c/kg, sell­ing for 168c to 174c/kg, while store cows sold for 80c to a top of 186c/kg, the lat­ter paid for An­gus cows by re­stock­ers.

Heavy bulls sold for 152c to 174c/ kg, to fin­ish 7c/kg down, while light bulls sold for 180c to 328c/kg.

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