Pakenham Saleyard Report 09/01
Detailed saleyard report | Cattle |
Comparison date 2 Jan 2017
There were just under 1,200 cattle penned for the first sale of 2017 with a full field of buyers present and operating in a mixed but mostly dearer market compared to the last sale of 2016. Quality was good with most cattle carrying plenty of weight and condition. The 400 vealers averaged close to firm with a large proportion purchased to feed on and most feeder lots selling at dearer prices. The yearling trade cattle gained 10c/kg for most. Quality was very good in the grown steers and bullocks and strong competition pushed prices up 20c to 25c/kg. Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers improved slightly and a few pens of Friesians sold to strong demand.
Heavy weight vealers suited to butcher orders sold from 313c to 362c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 315c and 355c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 294c and 325c/kg. Feeder steers made from 310c to 362c/kg.
Grown steers sold from 305c to 337c/kg. Bullocks made between 310c and 329c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 270c and 292c with the crossbred portion between 272c and 310c/kg.