Naracoorte Cattle

August 20, 2019

Yarding  642
Change   -83

Numbers eased as agents offered 642 head of live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to the usual array of trade and processor buyers, with an additional trade buyer in the group however he was not active across the yarding. The usual feeder orders continued to be strong on suitable types, while an additional restocker buyer was strong and competed to help add strength to the market. It was another very mixed offering of cattle with all weights and grades available, as the market strengthened this week and sold to better rates then the week before, with improvements from 8c to 15c/kg on most categories. A small number of B muscled vealers came forward, with the steers selling to 323c, while the heifers made to 314c/kg, with both lots going back out to the paddock. Yearling cattle were very mixed in quality, as steers to the trade improved 8c to make from 260c to 340c, with similar heifers selling from 288c to 320c/kg. Feeder steers made from 290c to 340c, while feeder heifers sold from 210c to 313c/kg. Restockers bought steers from 260c to 289c and heifers from 248c to 308c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks remained steady in numbers, with an increase in price here from 15c to 20c, to sell from 310c to 347c/kg. Grown heifers returned vendors from 240c to 332c and manufacturing steers sold to 275c/kg. Heavy cows were in demand and some strong competition saw an increase in price of up to 13c, as these sold from 256c to 290c, with the lighter selection making from 196c to 248c/kg. Bulls sold from 218c to 265c/kg.