Mt Barker sale report
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.