PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mixed yarding with good numbers of very well finished gown steers and heifers along with a fair selection of young cattle to suit the feeder buyers and trade buyers. There were also large numbers of Bos Indicus cows and grown heifers yarded along with large numbers of Bos Indicus weaners suitable for the restockers. The usual field of buyers were in attendance and operating in a solid market.
Young vealers to the trade were fully firm selling to 594c/kg. Steer yearlings to the trade were 10c cheaper on quality while the heifer yearlings were a little dearer. The prime steer yearlings sold from 470c to 530c while the heifer yearlings sold from 480c to 588c/kg. Feeder steers and heifers were firm to 4c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 470c to 600c while the feeder heifers sold from 390c to 576c/kg. Weaners to the restockers remained very strong with young steers to the restockers selling from 600c to 815c while the young heifers sold from 475c to 780c/kg. Young calves to the restockers sold to 900c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were firm to with the prime grown steers selling from 411c to 510c/kg. Prime grown heifers sold from 430c to 474c/kg. Secondary cows were firm while the prime heavy weights were 3c/kg cheaper. 2 and 3 score cows sold from 280c to 385c while the prime heavy weights sold from 375c to 436c to average 402c/kg. The feeders paid 350c and 387c for cows to feed and the restockers paid from 390c to 430c/kg. Bulls were 20c dearer selling to 360c/kg.
(Article source: Meat & Livestock Australia.)