PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Following at least 20mm of rain in most districts numbers halved. It was only a fair quality yarding a large percentage of plainer quality Bos Indicus cross cattle mixed throughout. There were odd pens of ideal feeder cattle and only limited numbers of trade cattle and cows.
There was a fair supply of grown steers and limited numbers of grown heifers. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Young cattle to the trade were 6c dearer with prime vealers selling from 434c to 490c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 409c to 498c while prime heifer yearlings sold from 370c to 486c/kg. Feeder steers were 8c dearer while the feeder heifers were considerably cheaper with quality a factor. Feeder steers sold from 385c to 488c while the feeder heifers sold from 360c to 440c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were a little cheaper with the young steers selling from 418c to 615c while the young heifers to the restockers sold from 430c to 558c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were up to 10c cheaper with the prime grown steers selling from 320c to 400c/kg. Prime grown heifers sold from 350c to 398c/kg.
Cows were 4c dearer with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 258c to 289c while the prime heavy weight cows sold from 292c to 317c to average 307c/kg. The restockers paid 290c for plainer conditioned cows and 322c/kg for cows PTIC. Heavy bulls were dearer selling to 322c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)