Naracoorte Cattle

February 12, 2019

Yarding 910
Change -462


Numbers eased as agents yarded 910 head of live weight and open auction cattle, as numbers decreased over 400 head on the previous week. These sold to a larger field of trade and processor buyers, with active feeder and restocker buyers also amongst the gallery. The quality of the offering improved slightly on the last sale, with more buyer demand, particularly on the better types, as the market sold to mainly dearer prices with general price lifts of 15c to 20c/kg and more in places. Yearling steers to the trade sold from 252c to 278c, with feeders operating from 215c to 285c as restockers turned these back out from 210c to 259c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade received from 196c to 289c, with feeders active from 220c to 246c and restockers from 187c to 220c/kg. Grown steer and bullock numbers declined by close to half, with the trade active from 234c to 270c, lifting 20c, as feeders operated on lighter weights from 224c to 266c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade sold from 204c to 258c with feeders purchasing from 210c to 252c/kg. Heavy cows sold from firm to slightly easier in price as they received from 181c to 200c, with the lighter types making from 146c to 179c as restockers purchased from 160c to 176c/kg. Heavy bulls received from 190c to 220c, with lighter types reaching 240c/kg.