PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a mostly plain quality yarding with a large influence of Bos Indicus cattle, some in plain condition and some in forward condition. There were a few pens of good quality young cattle to suit the feeders and processors, and only a couple of pens of good quality cows.
Young cattle to the trade sold at similar rates with prime vealers selling to 460c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 377c to 450c while prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 430c/kg. Feeder steers were dearer while the feeder heifers were around firm. Feeder steers sold from 379c to 475c while the feeder heifers sold from 370c to 441c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were dearer with the young steers selling to 600c while the young restocker heifers sold to 575c/kg.
Grown steers were firm, selling for 370c and 375c while the grown heifers were cheaper selling from 345c to 368c/kg. The plainer quality grown heifers to the restockers sold from 258c to 279c while the plain quality grown heifers to the processors sold from 245c to 330c/kg. Cows were 5c dearer with 2 scores to the restockers selling to 292c while the few prime heavy weight cows to the processors sold from 305c to 313c to average 310c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 290c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)