Pakenham Cattle

May 20, 2019

Yarding 1120
Change -91

There were approximately 800 export and 320 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 90 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market in places. Quality was limited, with many lots throughout the sale lacking finish and cows representing almost half of the sale. Young cattle suited to the trade were more limited and sold a few cents dearer, while secondary light weights remained hard to sell. A small number of grown steers and bullocks sold firm. Heavy grown heifers eased 10c/kg, with quality an issue. The limited selection of manufacturing steers sold to firm demand. Heavy well finished beef cows lifted 4c to 7c, while most grades of cows improved 10c to 25c/kg. Heavy bulls gained 6c/kg.
Vealers sold from 210c to 334c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 282c to 330c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 260c to 315c/kg. Grown steers made from 281c to 305c/kg. Bullocks sold from 290c to 312c/kg. Heavy grown heifers made from 220c to265c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 205c to 235c, with the crossbred portion receiving from 230c to 280c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 142c to 216c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold primarily from 180c to 238c/kg. Heavy bulls made from 208c to 235c/kg.