PRIME CATTLE REPORT
With no decent rain since the last sale, the quality remained similar with good numbers of young cattle lacking condition.
There were only odd pens of good young cattle to suit the feeders and processors and very few well finished grown steers.
Cows and bobby calves were well supplied as the selloff continues.
Young cattle to the processors were 10c cheaper with prime steer yearlings selling from 250c to 282c, while prime heifer yearlings sold to 280c/kg.
Light weight feeder steers and feeder heifers were up to 20c cheaper on quality, while the heavy weight feeder steers were 5c to 8c/kg dearer.
The feeder steers sold from 244c to 297c, while the feeder heifers sold from 222c to 246c/kg.
Young restocker cattle were 20c cheaper with the young steers selling from 114c to 280c, while the young restocker heifers sold to 238c/kg.
Bobby calves to the restockers were cheaper, selling from 16c to 234c while the processors paid to 208c/kg.
There were too few grown steers to quote while the grown heifers were 20c cheaper selling to 262c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows to the processors were dearer while the better finished cows were firm.
2 score cows to the processors sold from 140c to 178c, while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 170c to 225c with the prime heavy weights averaging 211c/kg.
Cows to the restockers were cheaper selling from 28c to 178c/kg. Bulls sold to 225c/kg
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).