PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Following the 40mm of rain two days ago numbers fell by 650 head at Dubbo. Young cattle suitable for the feeder and trade buyers were well supplied along with some good runs of grown steers and heifers. There were around 350 cows yarded which were mostly in prime condition and a few lots of weaners suitable for the restockers. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c cheaper with prime vealers selling from 500c to 564c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 430c to 547c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 428c to 551c/kg. Feeder steers were 6c dearer while the feeder heifers were 5c/kg cheaper. Feeder steers sold from 460c to 567c while the feeder heifers sold from 436c to 523c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were considerably dearer with the young steers selling from 520c to 729c and the young heifers to restockers selling from 538c to 662c/kg.
Grown steers were 2c to 5c cheaper while the grown heifers were up to 8c/kg dearer. Prime grown steers sold from 390c to 454c while the prime grown heifers sold from 390c to 482c/kg. Cows were firm for the secondary types and 5c/kg dearer for the prime heavy weights. Score 2 and 3 cows sold from 260c to 392c/kg. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 370c to 424c to average 409c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 340c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)