Following up to 90mm of rain earlier in the week numbers were back by 500 for a yarding of 1900.
It was a fair quality yarding with a reasonable selection of prime young cattle and grown steers and cows along with some large consignments from the far west including some consignments from Menindee Broken Hill White Cliffs Brewarrina Condobolin and the usual local district consignments. All the usual buyers were in attendance and competing along with the return of a major feeder operator.
MLA market information advises that young cattle to the trade were 4c to 10c dearer with steer vealers selling from 323c to 358c while the heifer vealers to the trade sold from 306c to 347c/kg. Prime steer yearling sold from 290c to 327c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 323c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 280c to 328c to average 299c/kg.
Young feeder cattle were 3c to 6c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 298c to 343c with the large percentage of prime heavy weights over 400kg averaging 321c while the feeder heifers sold from 279c to 325c/kg.
There was a very limited selection of young cattle to suit the restockers with the young steers selling from 328c to 374c while the young heifers going back to the paddock sold from 295c to 334c/kg.
Grown steers were around firm with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 266c to 315c with the large number weighing between 500kg and 600kg averaging 299c/kg. The grown steers to the feeders were a little dearer selling from 260c to 325c/kg. Grown heifers were 3c to 7c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights here selling from 255c to 300c with those weighing over 540kg averaging 273c/kg.
The limited selection of plainer conditioned cows was 11c to 14c dearer while the properly finished cows were 3c/kg dearer. 2 score cows sold from 180c to 197c to the processors and 228c to the restockers while the better 3 and 4 score cows to the processors sold from 210c to 243c with the prime heavy weights averaging 231c/kg.
The better muscled and properly finished heavy weight bulls were dearer selling from 235c to 253c to average 244c/kg. The larger numbers of young bulls suitable for the restockers in the far western consignments sold at dearer rates also selling from 236c to 369c while the young bulls to the feeders sold from 264c to 280c/kg.