PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a good quality yarding with a very good selection of trade cattle which included a consignment of prime heifer yearlings from a southern feedlot.
Cows and grown heifers were well supplied though there were only odd lots of grown steers. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance however one feeder order was absent.
Trade cattle were 5c dearer with prime vealers selling to 412c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 378c to 409c with the heavier weights averaging 399c/kg. The secondary feeder heifers were cheaper while the better heifers and feeder steers were 5c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 368c to 421c, while the feeder heifers sold from 360c to 395c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers continue to sell well with the young steers selling from 380c to 570c and the young restocker heifers sold from 340c to 536c/kg.
Prime grown steers and heifers were 10c dearer with the steers selling from 308c to 360c, while the heifers sold from 301c to 369c/kg.
Cows were firm to 4c dearer, with the light and medium weights selling from 234c to 302c to the restockers and 288c/kg to the processors. The prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 322c to average 308c/kg. Bulls sold to 316c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)