Naracoorte Cattle

Market Day 20 March 2018

Yarding 909 
Numbers rebounded following the last weeks public holiday with agents yarding 909 head of live weight and open auction cattle.
The usual array of trade and processor buyers were present and active along with some strong feeder support and a number of
restocker orders seeking cattle to turn out and grow on. It was another mixed offering quality wise with some good types spread
amongst the pens with most of these receiving help from irrigation or supplementary feed with others showing the effects of the
dry season. Pricing was accordingly mixed with grown cattle lifting 4c to 6c/kg on an improved offering.
Only small numbers of vealers came forward with steers selling to 306c and heifers 305c/kg. Feeder orders were strong on
suitable yearlings as they purchased steers from 240c to 286c and heifers from 238c to 260c/kg. Restockers turned steers back
to the paddock from 248c to 291c and heifers from 185c to 235c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 235c to a high of
321c/kg with the help of orders for local butchers.
Grown cattle lifted in numbers with steers and bullocks to the trade making from 237c to 274c with feeder support on lighter
weights to 260c/kg. Grown heifers made from 233c to 259c to the trade as feeders operated here to 233c/kg. Manufacturing
steers sold from 180c to 210c/kg. Cow numbers increased with the heavy selection selling from firm to slightly easier as they
made from 198c to 215c as the lighter types sold from 140c to 194c/kg. Bulls sold from 200c to 222c/kg.