PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Today’s sale offered a mostly plainer quality yarding with a large percentage of the yarding suitable for the restockers and backgrounders.
There were very few prime young cattle and very limited numbers to suite the feeders. There was a fair supply of cows and there was some well finished grown steers though most were older types.
The few young cattle to the trade were dearer with steer yearlings selling to 379c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 415c/kg. Feeders steers were firm to 4c dearer selling from 340c to 420c/kg. The feeder heifers were also a little dearer selling from 362c to 388c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers continue to sell well with the young steers to 550c while the young restocker heifers sold to 480c/kg.
Prime grown steers were 4c dearer selling from 308c to 353c/kg. Grown heifers were around firm selling to 324c/kg. Cows were 5c to 8c dearer with the plainer conditioned cows to the restockers selling from 270c to 310c, while the heavy weight cows to the processors sold from 255c to 320c to average 310c/kg. Bulls sold to 320c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)