Mt Barker sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Mt Barker sa­le­yards took in 1931 mixed-qual­ity cat­tle for last week’s sale, a rise of nearly 1000 head com­pared with the pre­vi­ous sale.

A qual­ity yard­ing of An­gus year­ling steers sold to a top price of 330¢/ kg, while the top price reached for heifers, heavy cows and good-qual­ity weaner steers was 294¢, 202¢ and 330¢/kg, re­spec­tively.

Heavy­weight weaner steers sold for 310¢ to 330¢/kg and medium weights (280-330kg) for 300¢ to 330¢/ kg, while lighter weights re­alised 280¢ to 320¢/kg, to av­er­age 315¢/kg. Weaner heifers sold for 216¢ to 296¢/ kg, to av­er­age 273¢/kg.

Year­ling steers sold for 280¢ to 330¢/ kg, to av­er­age 309¢/kg, and year­ling heifers for 186¢ to 294¢/kg, to av­er­age 264¢/kg. Grown steers (400-500kg) sold for 226¢ to 288¢/kg, to av­er­age 278¢/kg, while grown heifers (over 540kg) eased in price, sell­ing for 190¢ to 212¢/kg, to av­er­age 201¢/kg.

Heavy prime cows gained 11¢/kg in price, sell­ing for 175¢ to 202¢/kg and av­er­ag­ing 191¢/kg, and medium weights sold for 174¢ to 175¢/kg. Store cows sold for 148¢ to 176¢/kg, to av­er­age 161¢/kg.

Prime heavy bulls eased 7¢/kg in price, sell­ing for 162¢ to 192¢/kg, to av­er­age 184¢/kg.

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