Pakenham Cattle

August 20, 2019

Yarding     770
Change    253

There were approximately 470 export and 300 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 250 head week-on-week. There was a full field of buyers present and most operated in a dearer market in places. Quality was limited, with finished cattle scarce while secondary and plainer lots were well supplied. Young cattle suited to the trade gained a few cents. Grown steers and bullocks improved 5c, with cows increasing from 10c to 20c/kg. Bulls sold slightly dearer. Vealers sold from 270c to 352c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 315c to 362c, with yearling heifers to the trade making from 280c to
358c/kg. Grown steers made from 306c to 334c, while bullocks sold from 312c to 362c/kg. Heavy crossbred manufacturing steers made from 274c to 324c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold from 190c to 268c, with heavy weight cows making from 227c to 298c/kg. Heavy bulls sold from 284c to 325c/kg.