CATTLE: There was a 30% reduction in supply to yard 620 cattle with young cattle in less numbers and the cow yarding experiencing similar numbers to the previous week. Processors showed strong competition on the cow offering, while there was strong demand for re-stock and feeder cattle. Steer weaners to background and the trade experienced significant price rises, as did the heifer portion, to be up 16c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling steers sold to 22c better to re-stockers, 200-240kg steers realising $4.50 and better while light and medium weight feeders sold to 14c to 18c/kg dearer. Yearling heifers also sold to dearer price trend, with light weights averaging 57c/kg better to re-stockers and the trade. Medium weight feeders were 4c better, while medium trade weights sold up to 39c/kg dearer. Limited number of grown steers sold to dearer trends, with the heifer portion up 14c/kg better. Medium weight cows to re-stockers sold to dearer trends with 380-410kg store cows reaching almost to $3.00 and the medium weights to processors averaged 18c/kg better. Well-conditioned D3 cows also sold to dearer trends of 18c/kg. Heavy bulls were 12c/kg better. A pen of well-bred cows and calves made to $2,420/unit.
Next cattle and sheep sale 17th March.
LPA National Vendor Declarations
• Updated versions of NVDs (0720) for all species (sheep and goats, cattle and bobby calves) will be available from 1 July 2020. • Current versions of NVDs for all species will continue to be accepted until 31 December 2020. • From 1 January 2021 only the updated version of NVDs (0720) will be accepted for all species.
Under the Accelerated Adoption Initiative, MLA provided temporary relief for costs incurred for the delivery of key products and services from MLA including LPA Production Assurance (LPA) accreditation and reaccreditation, LPA National Vendor Declaration (NVD) books, eDEC tokens and hardcopy LPA materials. Be mindful not to stock up on LPA NVD books due to the upcoming version changes.