Steers top at 328c/kg

June 22, 2015

STRONG cattle prices continued at the Primaries June Special store sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre last week.

The sale followed the trend of recent South West cattle sales as graziers, feeders and exporters competed strongly on the 573-head offering.

The steer market was solid topping at $1341 and 328 cents a kilogram and the strength of the market could be seen with no pens selling below 300c/kg.

Heavier steers weighing more than 350kg made from 314 to 317c/kg ($1248-$1341), while steers less than 300kg sold from 302 to 328c/kg.

Heifers were also in demand selling to a top of $1181 and 297c/kg.

Heifers weighing more than 350kg made 290-297c/kg ($1050-$1181), while those less than 350kg made 280 to 297c/kg.

The tone was set early when the first pen of 12 Murray Grey steers averaging 423kg offered by T Ward & Son, Mingenew, sold for the $1341 top price at 317c/kg to cattle buyer John Gallop, who purchased them for a southern lot feeder.

Mr Gallop then secured the next two pens of steers offered by Bremerton for the same feedlot, paying 315c/kg ($1266) for six Angus averaging 402kg and 314c/kg ($1248) for nine Murray Greys weighing 397kg.

Also heading to the southern feedlot at $1007 was a pen of Murray Grey cross steers averaging 317kg offered by GW & NL Thomas, Gingin, when they were knocked down to Mr Gallop at 318c/kg.

A second pen of the Thomas family’s steers also sold for more than $1000 when they were secured by Kevin Armstrong for a Wheat belt feedlot.

The pen of 11 Angus steers weighed in at 307kg and sold at the 328c/kg equal top live weight price.

A further nine Angus cross steers averaging 287kg from the Thomas family also hit 328c/kg to return $942 when secured by Mr Gallop for the southern feedlot.

Mr Gallop again paid 328c/kg for a pen of 22 Angus steers averaging 259kg, and 326c/kg for a line of 20 Angus steers weighing 293kg.

Both pens were offered by John Nominees, Moora, and at these live weight prices returned $849 and $954 a head respectively.
Story courtesy of Farm Weekly – by Jodie Rintoul