PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a very mixed yarding with a fair selection of well finished trade cattle and grown steers and heifers. There were very few ideal feeder cattle and there were limited numbers of good quality weaners to suit the restockers. There were a couple of larger consignments of plainer quality mixed age heifers and there was a reasonable selection of cows. Not all the regular buyers were present with the absence of some cow buyers and feeder operators.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c dearer with the prime vealers selling to 405c while the prime steer yearlings sold from 370c to 428c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 424c/kg. Feeder cattle were 10c to 15c cheaper with the feeder steers selling from 350c to 416c while the feeder heifers sold from 330c to 385c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were dearer with the young steers selling from 405c to 510c while the young restocker heifers sold from 300c to 432c/kg.
Prime grown steers and heifers were 12c dearer with the steers selling from 330c to 395c while the grown heifers sold from 290c to 382c/kg.
Once again the restockers were active on some of the grown heifers paying from 278c to 352c/kg. Cows were 6c to 10c cheaper with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 230c to 293c/kg. The prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 306c to average 296c/kg.
Bulls sold to 322c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)