Yarding 950 Change 76
Following between 30mm and 45mm of rain throughout the drawing area young cattle to the restockers enjoyed a healthy rise lifting by up to 20c/kg.
Overall numbers remained fairly similar with a total of 950. It was a fair quality yarding with some good runs of feeder cattle along with a pretty good selection of cows. There were a couple of pens of well finished grown steers and only limited numbers of ideal trade cattle. All the regular processing orders were in place and operating however some of the regular feeder buyers were absent.
NLRS advices the young cattle to the trade were a little cheaper with a small number of heifer vealers selling to trade buyers for between 253c to 265c while prime steer yearlings sold from 260c to 284c/kg.
Feeder steers were 3c to 7c dearer while the feeder heifers though were up to 15c cheaper due to the absence of some regular buyers. Feeder steers sold from 280c to 306c with the lightweights averaging 296c and the medium weights averaging 299c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 230c to 265c to average between 244c and 249c/kg.
Following the very welcome falls of rain young cattle to the restockers were up to 20c dearer with limited numbers of young steers selling from 210c to 291c while the young heifers sold from 160c to 250c/kg.
Grown steers were 8c dearer with few to compare to in the previous sale. The prime medium and heavy weights sold from 275c to 298c/kg. Grown heifers sold at similar rates with the better types selling from 218c to 255c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows were 12c to 15c dearer while the properly finished cows were 4c/kg dearer with the total of the cows including the plainer types going to the processors. 2 score cows sold from 106c to 185c with the lightweights less than 400kg averaging 111c and the heavier weights weighing between 400kg and 520kg averaging 133c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 165c to 255c with the prime heavy weights averaging 242c/kg.
Bulls were a little cheaper with the better conditioned heavier weights selling from 211c to 245c/kg. Trade buyers purchased yearling bulls in prime condition which had been finished on grain paying to 291c/kg.
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