PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with a good supply of prime cattle in all sections, along with a few consignments of plainer quality cattle originally sourced from North Queensland and the Northern Territory.
There were larger numbers of weaners to suit the restockers in this sale. Not all the usual buyers were operating with some feeder operators and processors absent.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 4c dearer with prime vealers selling from 450c to 494c/kg. Prime yearlings sold from 366c to 456c/kg.
The very best of the feeder steers were firm most of the feeder steers and heifers though were 11c/kg cheaper. Feeder steers sold from 360c to 495c while the feeder heifers sold from 375c to 455c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were 15c cheaper with the young steers selling from 430c to 571c while the young heifers sold to 534c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were around firm with the prime grown steers selling from 348c to 400c/kg. Prime grown heifers sold from 330c to 385c/kg. Secondary cows were firm while the properly finished, heavy weight cows were 7c/kg cheaper. The 2 and 3 score cows sold from 248c to 290c while the prime heavy weight cows sold from 285c to 315c to average 303c/kg. PTIC cows sold to the restockers for 331c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 319c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)