PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mostly plain quality yarding with large numbers of yearlings lacking finish, and only odd pens to suit the feeders and processors.
Cows and bobby calves were also well supplied as the selloff continues.
Included in the sale was a large consignment of mixed cattle in store condition from the Binnaway district. There were a few pens of well finished grown steers and heifers mixed throughout.
The few cattle to the trade were 10c cheaper with the prime steer yearlings selling from 265c to 305c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 240 to 274c/kg.
Feeder heifers and the light weight feeder steers were 7c to 12c cheaper while the heavier feeder steers were 8c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 244c to 315c while the feeder heifers sold from 201c to 284c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were up to 30c cheaper with the young steers selling from 168c to 296c while the young heifers sold from 84c to 266c/kg.
The large number of bobby calves to the processors sold from 190c to 234c while the restockers paid from 20c to 296c/kg for the balance.
Grown steers were up to 10c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 250c to 284c/kg.
Grown heifers were up to 20c cheaper with the better types selling from 218c to 270c/kg.
Cows were 18c cheaper with the 1 and 2 scores selling from 108c to 183c/kg. The
better 3 and 4 scores sold from 175c to 242c with the prime heavy weights averaging 223c/kg.
Bulls sold to 279c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)