All the usual buyers were present and operating with a multitude of tourists and kids on school holidays relishing the action of a market holding strong, the majority of the yarding being weaners with just a handful of cows and calves up for sale.
Quality is showing the signs of the early effects of winter with top prices being paid for lighter conditioned steers for those with good crops of feed or oats in their paddocks. Feedlot entry cattle, or those just needing a little finishing, are being purchased at a lesser weight for future slaughter indicating supply volatility and demand strong.
Quality was exceptional with newly weaned calves in good condition after a good season dominating the market impressing the buyers, all of whom were present and operating.
Supply and demand had its way with all buyers present feeling the pinch as prices were driven higher by quality.
Quality was superior and the market was stronger than the recent previous weeks. All buyers were present and operating with additional buyers from the south chasing quality feeder cattle who purchased an exceptional run of black EU weaners headed for South Australia to be finished.
Many pens were painted-out assortments allowing buyers to be selective throughout the process to fill their quotas as they were all present and operating. An example of quality being rewarded was four pens of steers averaging 450kg making to 396.2c to average 355c/kg.
All buyers were present and operating. Quality was average to good across the board. Prices generally were back possibly due to the Anzac day holiday.
Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Although overall prices were slightly back. The looming first frost is the motivator for early weaning.
The yards were buzzing as buyers anticipated the possible purchase opportunity with the huge yarding of 10,422 head at the Roma Store sale, the final sale prior to Easter.
All buyers were in attendance and operating in a very strong market.