FEEDLOTTERS pounced on suitable cattle at Naracoorte's market this week, helping to keep prices across most sections firm, when compared with past sales.
Returns for steers were to the vendors advantage, with the Elders run making the $3090 or $6.20 a kilogram, market top for Muster Pastoral's at Mundulla West 11 Granite Ridge/Stoney Point-blood Angus steers that sold to Elders Naracoorte.
The February/March 2021-drop European Union-accredited steers, averaged 497 kilograms.
PPH&S offered the largest run of steers at the market and were just shy of the market top, after Hilton Rural made $3000 or $5.33/kg, for 24, 562kg, February/March 2020-drop Pathfinder-bld Angus steers that sold to Jackson Farming, Vic.
The same vendor made a further $2900 or $5.38/kg, for 21 steers averaging 539kg to Thomas Foods International.
Abros made the same money or $5.32 for nine, Angus steers that averaged 545kg, that sold to Jackson Farming.
Raw Family Trust, Tailem Bend, made $2800 or $6.16/kg in Elders run for 12, March/April 2021-drops averaging 454kg that sold to TFI.
Nutrien Ag Solutions also had quality lineup of steers, with the agents tops making $2619 or $6.70/kg for nine, 391kg Angus cross steers from Meadowside, Naracoorte, that sold to Hopkins River.
Karowara Pty Ltd, Naracoorte, made $2395 or $6.60/kg for 15, Pathfinder-blds.
In the wrap up of this week's market, Elders Naracoorte agent Josh Reeves said it was a mixed yarding on offer.
"Heavy steers, weighing between 450 kilograms to 550kg, made anywhere between $2700 to just more than $3000.
"The 380kg to 450kg section made between $2400 to $2650."
Mr Reeves said the demand was there for 280kg to 350kg cattle, with those making between $2350 to $2750 or $6.80 a kilogram to $7/kg.
Lighter cattle were making plenty of money, Mr Reeves said, with most making well over $7/kg.
"A few made more than $8/kg but the vast majority made $7.80 to $8/kg."
In the heifer section, it was quality yarding.
In the Elders run, the best made $2400 for 450kg heifers.
"There was a demand for European-Union cutting cattle throughout the entire yarding," Mr Reeves said.
In the heifer section, three Angus cross heifers made $2330 or $5.71/kg, from Rosmann.
The March/April 2021-drops averaged 408kg and sold to Nutrien Ag Adelaide.
Banning Partners, Wattle Range, made $2300 or $6.25/kg, for 15 Charolais cross heifers averaging 368kg that sold to Elders Mildura.
Landscape Beef, Keith, made $2380 or $5.77/kg, for 12, 412kg August/September 2020-drop black baldy heifers that sold to Andrew Long.
The same vendor made the same money and $6.21/kg for its 33, EU-accredited heifers that weighed 383kg that sold to Duncan Brown.
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