Naracoorte Cattle

April 21, 2020

Numbers increased as agents yarded 772 head of live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to a larger field of trade and processor
buyers with feeder interest across the offering. Quality improved on the previous week with some supplementary fed pens coming forward
amongst a mixed offering as pricing ranged from firm to slightly easier.
A small offering of vealers this week as steers sold to 380c and heifers to 360c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade made from 260c to 309c with
similar heifers selling from 270c to 330c/kg. Feeder steers returned from 315c to 350c with feeder heifers making from 285c to 357c/kg.
Grown steers remained firm in price as they sold from 309c to 323c as a number of heavier bullocks returned from 270c to 295c, with grown
heifers ranging from 285c to 296c, while manufacturing steers sold to 275c/kg. The best of the heavy cows made from 282c to 288c while
heavy fresian cows sold to 230c/kg. Medium weighted cows sold from 255c to 263c as the light beef bred types returned from 170c to 233c
and some light weight Friesians made from 171c to 185c/kg. Bulls sold from 248c to 282c/kg.