PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a pretty good quality yarding with a large percentage of the cattle really showing the benefits of crops and better pastures. There was a good selection of trade cattle along with some top runs of cows.
Grown steers and heifers were also well supplied. A full field of buyers were in attendance with the exception of a couple of feeder orders.
Young cattle to the trade were dearer with prime vealers selling to 423c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 378c to 432c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 360c to 424c/kg. Light weight feeders were a little dearer though the heavy weight feeders were up to 15c/kg cheaper.
Feeder steers sold from 370c to 430c while the feeder heifers sold from 366c to 403c/kg. Young restocker cattle were again dearer with the young steers selling from 446c to 576c while the young heifers sold from 380c to 516c/kg.
Prime grown steers and heifers were up to 15c/kg dearer and more in places. The grown steers sold from 340c to 400c while the grown heifers sold from 340c to 407c/kg. Cows were 11c to 15c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 270c to 293c/kg. The prime heavy weight cows sold from 295c to 332c to average 315c/kg. Bulls sold to 338c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)