More than $1 million was spent at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange on April 19.
The usual buyers were in attendance as 1016 head of cattle moved through the yards.
The top bull was sold by Fernleigh Dairies for $2721.60, while the top young bull fetched $1369.50 from P&J Chauncy.
The top heifer secured $1653.00 for Davis Rob, while Marshall KJ had the top steer, selling for $1864.40.
Medium to heavier calf steers’ prices were up 13 cents per kg, selling from 352c to 460c/kg.
The heifer calves (vealers) were dearer to the trade and restockers, ranging from 325c to 375c/kg.
The best grown heifer made 288c/kg and the best heavyweight bull topped at 260c/kg.
According to industry projections from Meat and Livestock Australia, recent rainfall has rejuvenated the cattle market, with higher year-on-year prices expected to carry through for the next quarter.
For a full market report, visit www.livestockexchange.com.au.
The next sale will be April 26.