Pakenham Cattle

Market Day 20 August 2018

Yarding 1196

Change 646

There were approximately 800 export and 400 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 650 head week-on-week. The . usual buying group was present and operating in a solid market, which improved in places. Quality was limited, with most of the supply increase being secondary and plainer lots. Vealers were very limited in the trade run, with the standout cattle being supplementary fed yearlings, which attracted strong demand. Grown steers improved a few cents, while there were no bullocks to quote. Heavy grown heifers lifted 8c/kg. Cows sold mostly 5c to 10c/kg dearer and more on some isolated sales. Heavy bulls held firm.

Most vealers sold from 240c to 310c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 285c to 320c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 260c to 310c and feeder steers received from 248c to 304c/kg.

Grown steers sold from 260c to 312c/kg. Heavy grown heifers showing good finish made from 235c to 282c/kg. Most heavy

Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 245c to 259c, with a few pens of old, poor conditioned steers making from 172c to 195c/kg. Crossbred manufacturing steers received from 274c to 293c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 136c to 235c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold from 197c to 258c, with heavy bulls making from 236c to 276c/kg.