PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Following the previous sales wet weather, market numbers lifted by almost 1,500. It was a good quality yarding with some top runs of grown steers and good young cattle to suit the feeders and processors.
There were also good numbers of weaners suitable for the restockers yarded along with around 200 cows. The usual field of buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were firm with prime vealers selling to 518c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 380c to 510c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 410c to 518c/kg.
Light weight feeder steers and heifers were 10c/kg dearer, while the heavier weight feeders were a little
cheaper. Feeder steers sold from 429c to 512c while the feeder heifers sold from 398c to 477c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were dearer with the young steers selling from 500c to 679c, while the young heifer portion sold from 468c to 556c/kg. Steer yearlings to the backgrounders sold from 515c to 549c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were up to 10c dearer with the prime grown steers selling from 350c to 425c and the heifer portion making from 350c to 410c/kg.
Cows were 4c dearer with the score 3 cows selling to the processors from 270c to 298c and to a top of 312c/kg to the
restockers. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 300c to 327c, averaging 321c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to a top of 320c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)