PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a pretty good quality yarding with a reasonable selection of young cattle to suit the processors and feeders along with limited numbers of grown steers and heifers. There was also a fair percentage of plainer quality crossbred cattle and there were 95 cows yarded which were mostly in prime condition.
Young cattle to the trade sold to very strong competition with vealers selling to 458c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 390c to 440c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 400c to 454c/kg. The feeder market was also very strong with feeder steers selling from 400c to 446c while the feeder heifers sold from 400c to 450c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers remain solid with the young steers selling to 620c and the restocker heifers to 496c/kg. A large percentage of the yearlings sold to the restockers and backgrounders at very solid levels with the steers
selling from 365c to 524c while the heifer yearlings to the restockers sold from 438c to 466c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were 20c dearer with the grown steers selling from 350c to 392c/kg. The prime grown heifers sold from 360c to 373c/kg.
Cows were 8c dearer with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 225c to 285c/kg. The prime heavy weight cows sold from 278c to 305c to average 294c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 270c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)