PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with a good selection of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors along with some good runs of grown steers and heifers.
There was a fair selection of cows yarded and there was also a fair percentage of crossbred cattle lacking quality. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were 12c dearer with prime vealers selling from 431c to 482c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 370 to 476c while the prime heifer yearlings made from 430c to 466c/kg.
Lighter feeder steers were firm while the heavier feeder steers and feeder heifers were 7c to 13c/kg cheaper.
Feeder steers sold from 383c to 484c while the feeder heifers sold from 378c to 466c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were dearer with the young steers selling to 655c and the young heifers 579c/kg.
Grown steers were up to 14c dearer while the grown heifers were firm to 5c/kg cheaper.
Prime grown steers sold from 330c to 396c while the prime grown heifers sold from 330c to 380c/kg.
Cows were 3c cheaper with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 263c to 289c/kg. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 313c to average 303c/kg. Pregnancy tested in calf cows sold to the restockers for 340c and 342c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 308c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).