Local trade strong at Mt Barker

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A small yarding of 306 head at Mt Barker this morning saw limited supplies of trade and heavy weight steers and heifers, with cows and young store grades the largest classes to be sold.

Trade weight grass finished yearling steers and heifers experienced an increase in local trade competition, with dearer prices paid for the limited supplies. Store quality and weight remained mixed as would be expected at this time of year.

Generally, there was stronger feeder and re-stocker demand throughout the classes, except for lightweight store heifers which sold to lower restocker competition.

Heavy weight steers and heifers recorded a solid processor enquiry. Yearling steers averaged $661/head, heifers $593/head, grown steers $958/head, grown heifers $751/head, cows $707/head and bulls $855/head.

The small cow yarding experienced an increase in trade demand that recorded dearer prices, which was also seen in the heavy weight bull categories.

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