PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with some good lines of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors.
There was fair numbers of well finished grown steers, heifers and weaners to suit the backgrounders and restockers. There was a fair selection of cows and there was a larger percentage of plainer quality cattle.
Most of the regular buyers were operating along with the return of a major feedlot operator.
Young cattle to the trade were around firm, with prime vealers selling from 410c to 486c/kg. Prime yearlings sold from 370c to 484c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers finished 5c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 370c to 484c while the feeder heifers sold from 396c to 475c/kg.
Weaners to the restockers sold well with the young steers selling from 480c to 592c while the young heifers sold to 514c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were 11c cheaper with the prime grown steers selling from 330c to 388c/kg. Prime grown heifers sold from 326c to 380c/kg.
Cows were 5c cheaper with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 220c to 286c to the processors and 305c/kg to the restockers.
The prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 320c to average 310c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 320c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)