RECENT rain has injected new enthusiasm into the cattle market.
Centres including Wagga and Yass have been on the box seat in returning good money for vendors.
A pen of 17 Angus steers weighing in at 314 kilograms went under the hammer at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange to make a pleasing result of $930. Similar results followed at Wagga.
MARKET DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK REPORTING SERVICE:
Total Yarding: 4989
Numbers lifted and the quality was mostly good with only a small tail of plainer weaners. Prices lifted this store sale despite the cold bleak weather and a smaller buying group. Angus steers and heifers were the best supplied and the majority were in the 200-280kg weight range.
Light weaners under 200kg sold from $270 to $550/head. The medium weights 200-280kg mostly sold from $450 to $855/head and heavier weights reached $980/head with a single pen of steers weighing 440kg reached $1080/head. On a live weights basis prices averaged 270c to 290c/kg.
Light weaner heifers sold to $470/head. Medium weights received $400 to $730/head and heavy weights topped at $765/head.