Market Report – Fat Sale & Market Day
Thursday 19th of November 2020

Cows and Export Cattle Dominate Prices!

Another strong yarding of 726 cattle were penned at last Thursday’s regular market day and fat sale. Competition was once again very strong across the board, especially for cows and export cattle. Weaners made up the bulk of yarding and sold to similar trends to last fortnight.

Around 80 cows were yarded, with prices firm to dearer on last sale – most of the cows went to restockers. Store cows sold to a top of 356.2c/kg, while heavy cows to processors averaged 314c/kg, up 17 cents on last sale.

Trade and feeder heifers were firm on last sale, topping T 456.2c/kg, while heavy feeder steers sold to 438.2c/kg, up to 18 cents on last fortnight.

Most classes of weaners were either side of firm, with the best of the lightweights under 200kg making 625.2c/kg for steers, while light heifers made up to 620c/kg. Steers from 200kg to 280kg topped at 618.2c/kg, with the best heifers in this weight range making 520c/kg. Heavier calves over 280kg were back slightly, selling to 464.2c/kg.

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