PRIME CATTLE REPORT
Yearlings and grown steers and heifers made up the bulk of the yarding along with a fair selection of cows.
It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors and the bulk of the grown cattle were in top condition.
Most of the regular buyers were operating with the exception of a northern export processor and northern feeder operator.
Young cattle to the trade were firm with vealers selling to 450c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 370c to 455c while the prime heifer yearlings made from 380c to 449c/kg.
Feeder steers were firm to 5c cheaper while the feeder heifers were up to 20c/kg cheaper.
Feeder steers sold from 403c to 468c while the feeder heifers sold from 370c to 463c/kg.
Young steers to the restockers sold to 525c while the young heifers sold to 495c/kg.
Steer yearlings to the restockers were 6c cheaper selling from 350c to 498c/kg.
Bobby calves sold to 695c/kg to the restockers.
Grown steers and heifers were 10c cheaper with the prime grown steers selling from 340c to 388c/kg.
Prime grown heifers sold from 316c to 372c/kg.
Cows were 5c cheaper with the 3 scores selling from 278c to 295c/kg. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 280c to 321c to average 304c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 318c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).