South Eastern Livestock Exchange market from May 11 2018

MEET THE MARKET: Marty Croker with 17 Angus steers weighing 314kg that sold for $930 at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange.
MEET THE MARKET: Marty Croker with 17 Angus steers weighing 314kg that sold for $930 at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange.

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.