Pakenham Cattle

Market Day 27 August 2018

Yarding 867
Change -329

There were approximately 550 export and 320 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 330 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a cheaper market in places. Quality was limited with a large proportion of the finished lots being grain assisted as most grass cattle were looking very Wintry. Vealers with any finish were in short supply.

Yearling trade steers and the better shaped heifers eased a few cents with some lots too heavy for the trade. Grown steers and bullocks sold from mostly firm to a little easier in places. Heavy grown heifers eased 9c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold firm. Heavy beef cows sold firm, while lighter and leaner grades of cows eased mostly 10c/kg. Heavy bulls eased slightly.

Vealers reached a top of 310c/kg. Yearling trade steers sold from 275c to 310c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade made between 264c and 310c/kg.

Grown steers sold between 278c and 303c/kg. Bullocks made from 280c to 311c/kg. Heavy grown heifers sold from 250c to 276c after a top of 291c/kg for a pen of grain finished heifers. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made between 210c and 255c with a handful of crossbreds between 226c and 280c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 125c and 225c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 188c to 262c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 239c to 269c/kg.