PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a pretty good quality yarding with a fair selection of young cattle to suit the trade buyers along with reasonable numbers to suit the feeders.
Grown steers and heifers were well supplied along with some good runs of well finished cows. There were also some good runs of young cattle to suit the restockers. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were up to 13c dearer with prime vealers selling to 560c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 440c to 557c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 420c to 562c/kg.
Feeder steers were firm while the feeder heifers were 10c dearer regaining the previous sales losses. Feeder steers sold from 460c to 562c while the feeder heifers sold from 480c to 540c/kg.
Young restocker cattle were considerably dearer with the young steers selling from 470c to 699c while the young restocker heifers sold from 482c to 590c/kg. Steer yearlings to the background sold to a top of 604c/kg.
Grown steers were 6c to 8c dearer while the grown heifers were 8c/kg cheaper. Prime grown steers sold from 420c to 456c while the prime grown heifers sold from 400c to 445c/kg.
Cows were 15c dearer with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 230c to 386c/kg. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 359c to 427c to average 403c/kg.
Cows to the restockers sold from 306c to 398c while PTIC cows sold to the restockers for 413c and 430c/kg. Bulls sold to 338c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).