Numbers increased by 200 with a total yarding of 1,325 of mixed cattle, all categories were on offer. The usual domestic and export buyers were in attendance, with increased re-stocker and feedlot demand.
Cows showed a cheaper trend of 7-10 cents, top cows sold up to 240 cents to average 211 cents.
Well-bred feeder steers sold to 458 cents, averaging 354 cents. Heifers sold to 414 cents to average 337. Trade cattle held firm with steers selling to 350 cents and averaging 314 and heifers selling to 329 cents, averaging 287 cents. Heavy steers eased by 3-5 cents to average 284 cents. Heavy heifers averaged 251 cents, which showed a slight increase.
Market Report: James Watson, Delta Agribusiness
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Photos: Denice & Dennis Griggs, Araluen pictured with Nick Harton of Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold 70 Limousin X Hereford steers and heifers. This pen of steers selling 425.2cpk, averaging 243.9kg, $1,037.18ph.