PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was only a fair quality yarding with a good percentage of plainer quality Bos Indicus cattle mixed throughout. There were reasonable numbers of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors and only limited numbers of grown steers and heifers. Cows were well supplied.
The usual field of buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were firm, with prime vealers selling from 526c to 554c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 420c to 553c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 448c to 526c/kg. Feeder cattle were 7c cheaper with the feeder steers selling from 400c to 546c and feeder heifers selling from 384c to 535c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were around firm with the young steers selling from 500c to 668c and
young restocker heifers selling from 512c to 610c/kg.
Grown steers were firm while the grown heifers were 10c/kg cheaper.
Prime grown steers sold from 412c to 466c while the grown heifers sold from 386c to 450c/kg.
Cows were 5c dearer with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 250c to 352c/kg.
Prime heavy weight cows sold from 349c to 414c to average 379c/kg. Plain conditioned light weight cows sold to the restockers for 250c and PTIC cows sold to the restockers for 373c/kg.
Bulls sold to a top of 352c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)