Yarding 1460 Change -880
Most sections were cheaper with the exception of the young cattle to the restockers which were dearer in a pretty fair quality yarding.
Numbers were back by 880 for a yarding of 1460. There was a good selection of ideal feeder cattle along with a few lots of well finished trade cattle. Cows were well supplied though most were in plain condition and there not the numbers of lightweight young cattle compared to previous sales. There was no grown steers yarded and only very few grown heifers. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating with the exception of some southern cow buyers with the reports that there are good numbers of cows hitting the market in the south.
NLRS advise the few young cattle to the trade were 7c to 10c cheaper with prime vealers selling to 290c and the prime yearlings sold from 245c to 291c/kg.
Feeders were 12c to 15c cheaper with the feeder steers selling from 260c to 317c with the light and medium weights averaging 256c and 301c while the few heavier weights averaged 293c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 210c to 267c with the light and medium weights averaging 230c and 245c/kg.
With some useful falls of rain forecast for later in the week young cattle to the restockers were dearer with all of the support coming from locals. The young steers sold from 206c to 286c to average around 257c while the young heifers sold from 60c to 230c with most averaging 202c/kg.
There was no grown steers suitable for the processors and only a few lots to suit the feeders which sold from 247c to 294c/kg. Grown heifers to the processors were cheaper selling to 220c while the suitable grown heifers for the feeders sold from 180c to 240c/kg. Plain conditioned grown heifers sold to the restockers selling from 90c to 100c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows to the processors were 8c to 14c cheaper while the properly finished cows were up to 25c/kg cheaper. 1 and 2 score cows sold from 20c to 158c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 156c to 220c with the prime heavy weights averaging 202c/kg. Cows to the restockers were 10c cheaper selling from 98c to 120c/kg.
Bulls were 6c cheaper mainly due to quality with the better muscled prime heavy weight bulls selling from 188c to 255c/kg. A few young bulls to the restockers sold from 130c to 160c/kg.
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