PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was another mostly plain quality yarding with good numbers of cows and grown heifers along with large numbers of bobby calves as the sell off continues. There were odd pens to suit the trade buyers and feeders along with only a couple of pens of well finished grown steers.
Not all the regular feeder buyers were operating due to insufficient weight in the bulk of the cattle.
Young cattle to the trade were firm with the prime heifer yearlings selling from 255c to 279c/kg. Feeder steers and heifers finished 6c to 10c/kg cheaper.
The feeder steers sold from 240c to 306c while the feeder heifers sold from 200c to 274c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were up to 20c/kg dearer. The restocker steers sold from 180c to 315c while the young restocker heifers sold from 75c to 278c/kg.
Grown steers were 3c cheaper with the prime medium weights selling from 270c to 275c/kg. Grown heifers were 5c dearer with the better
classes selling from 230c to 269c/kg.
Cows were 8c to 13c/kg cheaper. 1 and 2 score cows sold from 70c to 182c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 170c to 230c with the prime heavy weights averaging 215c/kg. Good numbers of cows sold to the feeders and restockers at mostly firm to dearer rates with the restockers paying from 70c to 197c while the feeder paid from 128c to 205c/kg. Bulls sold to 273c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).