PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a much better quality yarding with good numbers of well finished trade cattle coming off crops or grain.
Cows were also well supplied along with the expected numbers of plainer conditioned yearlings and weaners.
Once again there were large numbers of young calves in all runs. There were limited numbers of grown steers yarded.
Young cattle to the trade were firm with the prime steer yearlings selling from 276c to 320c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 247c to 285c/kg.
Feeder steers were firm for the light and medium weights and 2c/kg cheaper for the heavier weights. Feeder heifers were 2c to 4c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 252c to 314c while the feeder heifers sold from 206c to 278c/kg.
Young steers to the restockers were up to 15c dearer while the young heifers were predominately firm. The young steers sold from 124c to 319c while the young restocker heifers sold from 170c to 255c/kg.
The few grown steers were 2c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 270c to 303c/kg. Grown heifers were 10c cheaper with the better types selling from 245c to 285c/kg.
Cows were 4c to 5c dearer with the 2 score cows selling from 158c to 227c/kg.
The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 200c to 270c with the prime heavy weights averaging 254c/kg.
Bulls sold to 280c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)