Forbes Cattle Sale Market Report 15/04/24

Total Yarding – 1,552 Hd

Numbers jumped this sale with agents yarding 1552 head. Quality was very mixed with some good runs of well bred cattle on offer along with a large percentage of secondary cattle penned. The usual buyers were present and competing in a variable market with better bred and finished cattle holding steady to slightly better with plainer types easing.

Yearling steers to feed were firm to 4c better with prices ranging from 295 to 385c/kg. The better finished lines to processors were limited in number and reached 320c/kg. The heifer portion was 4 to 6c easier. Processors paid from 260 to 325c/kg while those to feed received from 250 to 324c/kg.

Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 265 to 333c/kg. Grown heifers ranged in price from 240 to 265c/kg. Cows slipped 10 to 15c/kg. Heavy 2 score cows sold from 208 to 225c and 3 score received from 238 to 252c/kg.