PRIME CATTLE SALE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with a good selection of young cattle to suit both the trade buyers and feeders along with some good runs of well finished grown steers and heifers and cows.
There was also a large consignment of cows and weaners which were mostly in store condition.
Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating in a mostly cheaper market.
Young cattle to the trade were up to 8c cheaper with prime vealers selling to 410c/kg.
The prime steer yearlings sold from 380c to 409c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 400c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers were up to 25c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 355cto 420c while the feeder heifers sold from 346c to 394c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers had a cheaper trend with the young steers selling from 400c to 580c while the young restocker heifers sold from 310c to 605c/kg.
Prime grown steers were 6c to 12c cheaper while the grown heifers were up to 22c/kg cheaper.
The grown steers sold from 333c to 392c,while the grown heifers sold from 330c to 376c/kg.
Once again there was activity from the restockers on suitable lines of grown heifers with the restockers paying from 314c to 326c/kg.
Secondary cows were dearer while the prime heavy weights were firm. Light and medium weight cows sold from 270c to 320c to the restockers and 289c/kg to the processors.
The prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 324c to average302c/kg.
Bulls sold to 322c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)