PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with good numbers of prime cattle in all sections along with a couple of large consignments of plainer conditioned Bos Indicus cross weaners suitable for the restockers. There was a better selection of ideal feeder cattle than previous sales. Most of the regular buyers were operating along with extra restocker orders and an additional feeder order.
Young cattle to the trade were firm with prime vealers selling to 434c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 370c to 426c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 354c to 421c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers were 7c to 15c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 364c to 425c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 370c to 415c/kg. Young restocker cattle were again dearer with the young steers selling from 418c to 530c while the restocker heifers sold from 367c to 506c/kg.
Good numbers of bull weaners sold to the restockers ranging from 290c to 542c/kg.
Grown steers and the lighter grown heifers were up to 15c cheaper while the heavier grown heifers were dearer, with quality a factor.
Prime grown steers sold from 337c to 380c, while the grown heifers sold from 310c to 393c/kg.
Cows were 5c to 6c cheaper with the light and medium weights selling from 268c to 290c/kg. The prime heavy weights sold from 280c to 305c, to average 294c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 331c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)