Naracoorte Cattle

May 21, 2019

Yarding 710
Change 113

Numbers lifted slightly as agents yarded 710 head of live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to the usual array of trade and processor buyers, along with feeder and restocker orders. Quality continues to be extremely mixed, varying from the very light store conditioned types up to a number of pens of supplementary fed cattle, with the better types in demand from the buying group, while the secondary selection are hard to shift as the market again sold to mixed returns.
Yearling steers to the trade sold to mainly dearer prices as they made from 205c to a high of 317c, with feeder support here from 235c to 311c, as restockers turned these back out to 287c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 248c to 296c, with feeders active from 257c to 272c, as restockers operated from 212c to 233c/kg.
There were insufficient grown steers and bullocks to quote as grown heifers sold from 165c to 288c, with manufacturing steers making from 185c to 250c/kg. Cow numbers lifted slightly including some good heavy cows that had been on supplementary feed, with these topping the market at 240c in an isolated sale, as most heavy cows sold from 188c to 230c to remain firm in price, with the lighter types making from 112c to 188c/kg. Bulls received from 170c to 235c/kg.