Total Yarding: 2,593
A record yarding of cattle was offered to the usual buyers and the quality was mixed. There was an increase in cow numbers and a good run of yearlings that mostly suited the feeders. Trade cattle were in short supply as were prime grown steers and heifers. In the larger numbers there was an increase in light plain stock as well as a large draft of calves.
Vealer steer calves sold 16c cheaper on average, but the fresher and heavier weights were firm selling to 314c/kg. Heifer calves eased 11c, selling from 160c to 260c/kg. A better run of medium weight feeder steers lifted 16c, making from 240c to 296c and re-stockers paid to 307c/kg. Feeder heifers also improved 16c mostly due to quality, from 230c to 277c/kg. Heavy trade cattle were firm selling from 255c to 287c/kg.
Prime grown steers sold from 240c to 260c and grown heifers reached 245c/kg. The 2 score cows dropped 24c, receiving from 122c to 185c/kg. The heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 14c cheaper, making from 180c to 220c, averaging 204c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: WT Jones & Partners sold 18 Angus Cows with Agstock for 221.2c/kg, av 657.2kg, $1453.78ph.
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