PRIME CATTLE REPORT
There was a pretty good selection of young cattle suitable for the feeders along with a couple of large consignments of Bos Indicus heifers. There were limited numbers of ideal grown steers and heifers and only limited numbers of cows yarded.
Not all the regular feeder orders were operating due to insufficient numbers of suitable cattle. A major northern export process was also not operating.
Young cattle the trade finished around firm with prime heifer vealers selling from 441c to 460c/kg. Prime yearlings made from 360c to 445c/kg.
Feeder steers were 3c cheaper while the feeder heifers were up to 15c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 377c to 476c while the feeder heifers made from 390c to 468c/kg. Steer yearlings to the restockers sold to 500c while Bos Indicus heifer yearlings to the restockers made to a top of 434c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers to the processors were up to 12c/kg cheaper with quality a factor. Prime grown steers sold from 344c to 379c while the grown heifers sold from 330c to 378c/kg.
Brahman cross grown heifers to the feeders and restockers looked affordable selling from 252c to 366c/kg.
Cows were firm with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 250c to 292c/kg.
Prime heavy weight cows sold from 285c to 312c to average 304c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 315c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)