PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a very good quality yarding with a good selection of prime young cattle along with good numbers of properly finished grown steers and heifers. The cow quality was outstanding. All the usual buyers were operating along with an extra northern feeder operator.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c dearer with prime vealers selling to 436c for the steers and 430c/kg for the heifers. Prime steer yearlings sold from 386c to 419c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 365c to 432c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers were up to 12c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 370c to 420c while the feeder heifers sold from 384c to 401c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were firm with the young steers selling from 410c to 508c while the young restocker heifers sold from 405c to 458c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were up to 20c dearer with the better quality available assisting in the rise.
The prime grown steers sold from 329c to 390c while the prime grown heifers sold from 310c to 405c/kg. Cows were firm to 2c cheaper with the 2 and 3 score cows selling from 242c to 292c/kg.
The prime heavy weight cows sold from 284c to 309c to average 299c/kg.
A single C muscle Limousin cow sold for 318c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 336c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).