PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a fair to good quality yarding with a pretty good selection of young trade cattle along with fair numbers of feeders. Grown steers were in limited supply and there was good numbers of grown heifers and cows. Cows represented almost 30% of the total yarding.
Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c cheaper with vealers selling to 420c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 341c to 426c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 401c/kg.
Light and medium weight feeder steers were 4c to 9c cheaper while the heavier feeder steers and feeder heifers were 15c/kg dearer.
Feeder steers sold from 372c to 420c while the feeder heifers sold from 308c to 409c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers continue to sell well with the young steers selling from 326c to 529c while the young restocker heifers sold from 340c to 430c/kg.
Prime grown steers and heifers were 3c to 7c cheaper with the steers selling from 320c to 362c, while the grown heifers sold from 285c to 349c/kg.
Secondary cows were firm to a little dearer while the properly finished heavy weight cows were 7c/kg cheaper.
Light and medium weight cows sold from 250c to 291c to the processors and 333c/kg to the restockers. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 291c to 313c, to average 301c/kg. Bulls sold to 321c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)