SELX prime cattle market, July 4 2019

MARKET SPECIFICATIONS: Duncombe & Co sold Poll Hereford heifers on behalf of A&T O'Brien, Biala for 300c/kg, averaging 545kg which equated to $1635 a head.
MARKET SPECIFICATIONS: Duncombe & Co sold Poll Hereford heifers on behalf of A&T O'Brien, Biala for 300c/kg, averaging 545kg which equated to $1635 a head.

CATTLE numbers fell to 691 at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) market.

According to the National Livestock Reporting Service yearlings made up the bulk of the young cattle with only a few weaners penned.

There was a good run of grown steers and light and medium weight cows. The market lifted 10c to 20c/kg across most categories.

The few weaner steers 260c to 307c and heifers 188c to 252c/kg.

Medium weight feeder steers sold from 270c to 329c and heavy weights 290c to 325c/kg.

Feeder heifers ranged between 245c to 259c/kg.

Heavy trade cattle sold to a similar trend with heifers starting at 250c to steers at 315c/kg. A better run of grown steers gained 20c selling to 315c and 2 tooth heifers reached 300c/kg.

Light and medium weight cows were 20c to 30c/kg dearer with limited numbers and strong restocking activity. The 2 score cows sold from 180c to 215c/kg.

The heavy cows averaged firm but sold to a dearer trend ranging from 200c to 250c to average 239c/kg on the 4 score cows.