PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Numbers were back considerably on the expected draw. It was a mixed yarding with limited numbers of ideal trade and feeder cattle yarded.
There were good numbers of Bos Indicus yearlings along with a pretty good selection of grown steers and heifers and cows. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were 15c dearer with prime vealers selling from 488c to 546c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 430c to 536c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 430c to 540c/kg. Crossbred feeder steers and feeder heifers were 10c dearer while the straighter bred feeder steers were around firm.
Feeder steers sold from 418c to 584c while the feeder heifers sold from 400c to 530c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were very strong with young steers selling from 580c to 740c and the young heifers selling to a top of 600c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were 15c dearer and more in places. Prime grown steers sold from 361c to 458c while the prime grown heifers sold from 360c to 437c/kg.
Cows were 5c dearer with the score 3 cows selling from 300c to 367c while the prime heavy weight cows sold from 323c to 387c/kg, setting a new centre record. The heavy weight cows averaged 364c and heavy bulls were dearer selling to 338c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)