PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Numbers were back by 700 for a yarding of 1,780. It was a mixed yarding with some good runs of well finished cows along with some secondary cows that had just weaned calves.
There was a fair selection of young cattle to suit the trade but very few young cattle to suit the feeders. There was also a fair selection of grown steers and heifers as well as the expected runs of Bos Indicus cattle.
Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were 8c dearer with prime vealers selling to 500c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 410c to 490c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 410c to 496c/kg. Feeder cattle were around firm with the feeder steers selling from 378c to 466c while the feeder heifers sold from 400c to 462c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were very strong with the young steers selling from 450c to 682c while the young heifers sold from 388c to 590c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were up to 12c dearer with the prime grown steers selling from 330c to 425c while the grown heifers sold from 360c to 414c/kg. Bos Indicus heifers to feeders and restockers sold from 315c to 388c/kg.
Plainer conditioned cows were cheaper while the better heavy weight cows were firm. Score 2 and 3 cows sold from 220c to 318c to the feeders and 294c/kg to the processors. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 290c to 323c to average 311c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold from 285c to 315c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)