Mt Barker Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were down for a to­tal yard­ing of 1,136 mixed qual­ity calves at Mt Barker.

Heav­ier steers and heifers gained this week with only the light steers eas­ing on qual­ity. Bulls to live ex­port ad­justed after last week’s in­crease with only one buyer ac­tive.

A pen of light­weight steers topped the mar­ket at 362c/kg.

The lighter un­der-330kg cat­e­gory had steers sell­ing for 298c to 334c while heifers made 240c to 296c/kg.

Lightweights un­der 280kg sold from 280c to 362c for steers and 232c to 290c/kg for heifers.

Bull calves eased 22c/kg sell­ing for 258c to 346c /kg.

The ex­tra-heavy over-380kg vealer steers gained 13c this week sell­ing from 220c to 308c/kg. Ex­tra­heavy heifers gained 6c mak­ing from 236c to 290c /kg.

Vealer steers weigh­ing 330-380kg re­mained firm sell­ing from 290c to 312c while heifers were up 6c sell­ing from 250c to 292c/kg.

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