PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of well finished trade weight cattle along with fair numbers of grown steers and heifers. There was a better selection of feeder cattle and there were good numbers of cows. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance with the exception of a couple of cow buyers.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c dearer with prime steer vealers selling from 409c to 416c, while the prime heifer vealers sold from 399c to 428c/kg.
The prime steer yearlings sold from 370c to 420c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 360c to 408c/kg.
Feeder steers were up to 15c dearer with the feeder heifers 3c to 5c/kg dearer. The feeder steers sold from 366c to 425c, while the feeder heifers sold from 356c to 396c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were dearer with the steers selling from 350c to 665c, while the young restocker heifers sold from 356c to 500c/kg.
Prime grown steers were firm with the grown heifers 8c/kg cheaper. The grown steers sold from 310c to 398c while the grown heifers sold from 295c to 388c/kg. Cows were 5c to 9c cheaper with the light and medium weights selling from 250c to 320c to the restockers and 282c/kg to the processors.
The prime heavy weight cows sold from 276c to 309c to average 292c/kg. Bulls sold to 334c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)