PRIME CATTLE REPORT
It was a fair quality yarding with a large percentage of Bos Indicus cross cattle sourced from the north and far west. There were a few lines of ideal feeder cattle along with good numbers of young cattle to suit the processors. There were good numbers of grown steers and heifers along with a selection of cows.
Most of the regular buyers were operating except for a major northern export processor who remains absent.
Young cattle to the trade were around firm with prime vealers selling from 420c to 494c/kg.
Prime yearling steers sold from 387c to 484c while the prime yearling heifers sold from 380c to 467c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers were up to 10c cheaper with the steers selling from 362c to 480c while the heifers sold from 354c to 445c/kg. Young weaners to the restockers were considerably dearer with the steers selling from 450c
Young calves to the restockers sold from 408c to 705c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were up to 10c dearer with the prime grown steers selling from 370c to 398c/kg.
Prime grown heifers sold from 320c to 380c/kg. Secondary cows were 4c cheaper while the prime, heavy weight cows commenced on a cheaper note but gained momentum as the sale progressed, finishing firm. Cows, 2 and 3 score sold from 240c to 288c/kg.
Prime, heavy weight cows sold from 292c to 311c to average 303c/kg. Heavy bulls were 4c cheaper selling to 312c/kg.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)