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Feed gives buyers value at SA cattle markets

Published on 15 September, 2008, Last updated at 00:52 GMT

Australia - With an abundance of available feed on hand, local SA buyers saw good value in a 2700-head store cattle yarding offered on Friday at Mt Gambier, SA.

Paying rates estimated the $2/kg mark and higher for steers, local operators bid Angus grown steers to a top of $800 a head.

A good number of Hereford, Shorthorn and Murray Grey steers and steer weaners that provided weights above 280kg, also fetched solid prices of between $570 and $785.

Cattle were mostly supplied from the lower southeast SA region and the south west of Victoria, however some were also forwarded from a number of drought pinched areas including Kangaroo Island, Alice Springs and the Riverina of NSW in the hope of finding a satisfactory outlet.


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