PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was an excellent quality yarding with good numbers of prime vealers, yearlings, grown steers and heifers.
The bulk of the cows in the yarding were also prime.
A full field of buyers competed solidly with particularly strong interest from the backgrounders.
Young cattle to the trade were up to 12c dearer with prime vealers selling to 448c/kg. The prime steer yearlings sold from 385c to 425c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 426c/kg.
Feeder cattle were 7c to 12c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 373c to 434c/kg.
The feeder heifers sold from 363c to 423c/kg. Steer and heifer yearlings to the restockers were up to 12c dearer with the steers making from 413c to 463c while the restocker heifer yearlings sold from 426c to 446c/kg.
Steer weaners to the restockers were also dearer selling from 410c to 568c while the heifer weaners made from 400c to 452c/kg. Bobby calves to the restockers sold from 605c to 700c/kg.
Grown steers were firm while the grown heifers were 5c/kg cheaper. Prime grown steers sold from 340c to 391c while the grown heifers made from 335c to 382c/kg. The well covered heavy weight cows were firm while the secondary cows sold 4c to 8c/kg cheaper.
Cows that were of 2 and 3 score sold from 265c to 295c and the prime heavy weight cows made from 297c to 320c to average 307c/kg.
Restocker cows sold to 321c and heavy weight bulls made to 345c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).