With no sales for a month, demand from restockers was strong throughout, but more so on lighter weights. Feedlotters and processors also competed strongly.
A good panel of buyers was present and all were operating with one large consignment of vendor bred lines receiving very strong support.
Competition was again very strong with light restocker yearling steers selling to a top of 418c, to average 383c, while medium weight feeder steers topped at 338c, to average 325c/kg.
Yarding 3717 Change -2069 1900 steers and 1500 heifers were penned along with 600 cows and a small number of bulls. Quality was varied, being either exceptional or plain. All usual buyers were operating or represented and the market held very strong, even for the lesser quality. Yearling steers made to a top of 412.2c for
Buyers were optimistic with the impending general rain predicted. Restockers were offered a mixed yarding and paid well for quality. Feeders were sourcing heavier cattle, as grain prices soar.
Prices increased, with all buyers were in attendance and operating in wet conditions.
All buyers were present and operating in a robust market with a lift of 10c to 15c in places relative to quality. Widespread rain has improved cattle condition and boosted restocker confidence.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 410c/kg and averaged 236c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 386c/kg and averaged 108c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 360c/kg and averaged 200c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 336c/kg and averaged 150c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 301c/kg and averaged 165c/kg.
Young heifers sold well up 10c to 15c on last week and formed the majority of the yarding where all buyers were in attendance and operating.
All buyers were present, with the right article and superior cattle continuing to reach solid prices however averages were affected by lesser quality lines.