Yearlings and bobby calves made up a large percentage of the yarding along with once again good numbers of cows. The quality was fair with a pretty good selection of feeder cattle along with odd pens to suit the trade buyers.
There were reasonable numbers of grown heifers, though prime grown steers were very limited.
Most of the regular buyers were operating along with the return of a couple of southern restockers.
Young cattle to the trade were 2c dearer with the prime steer yearlings selling to 288c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 250c to 285c/kg. Feeder steers were firm while the feeder heifers were 14c/kg dearer. The feeder steers sold from 254c to 316c while the feeder heifers sold from 240c to 286c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were up to 30c/kg dearer.
The young restocker steers sold from 210c to 326c while the young heifers sold from 160c to 298c/kg.
Bobby calves to the restockers were 20c dearer selling from 80c to 336c/kg.
There were too few grown steers to quote.
Grown heifers were 10c dearer with the better types selling from 266c to 294c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows were 4c to 7c dearer while the properly finished heavy weight cows were 2c/kg cheaper. 2 score cows sold from 185c to 225c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 214c to 267c, with the prime heavy weights averaging 252c/kg.
High yielding Limousin bulls sold to 305c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)