STORE CATTLE REPORT
Consignments lifted for a generally good yarding of store cattle, with most buyers able to select ample numbers to suit their orders.
The vealer steers and yearling heifers were well supplied with a fair penning of cow and calf units also offered.
Large runs were from the far west and northern regions and carried Bos Indicus blood, however in most cases the mix was good.
There was a large gallery of buyers competing and all categories sold to very solid demand.
The over 200kg weaner steers ranged from $920 to $1,545/head depending on the breed and received an estimated 418c to 689c/kg lwt.
The same weight weaner heifers received from $1,050 to $1,490/head or an estimated 477c to 635c/kg lwt.
The better run of yearling steers made from $1,200 to $1,670/head and an estimated 480c to 507c/kg lwt.
Yearling heifers received from $830 for the plainer drafts to $1,600/head for the better bred popular breeds.
The PTIC heifers were generally of good quality and these ranged from $1,600 to $2,100/head. The PTIC cows made from $1,400 to $2,100/head, the latter for the heavy weights.
The well supplied cows with the older calves received from $1,700 to $3,200/unit. The older heifers suitable for breeding sold for $1,730/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)