Yarding 2300 Change 300
Most sections experienced falls in the larger yarding with cows suffering the largest correction falling as much as 70c/kg.
The numbers are creeping back up at CTLX as the season remains dry with numbers lifting to 2000 for the previous sale and 2300 for this sale. It was a mixed yarding with large numbers of cows which were mostly in plain condition along with the expected numbers of young cattle which were also presenting in store condition. There were though some good runs of feeder cattle along with a fair selection of trade cattle and a few grown steers which had been finished on crops. Not all the regular operators were present with the absence of some restocker orders with buyers requirements filling to capacity. A heavy steer processor also did not operate.
NLRS advises the young cattle to the trade were 10c cheaper with the prime steer yearlings selling from 274c to 306c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 257c to 283c/kg.
Lightweight feeder steers were firm while the heavier weights were 8c to 14c cheaper with the exception of the best of the steers which were close to firm. Feeder heifers were up to 25c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 245c to 327c with the lightweights averaging 279c and the medium weights 292c/kg. The heavier feeder steers over 400kg averaged 299c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 179c to 279c with the lightweights averaging 220c and the medium weights 235c/kg. The heavy weight feeder heifers averaged 270c/kg. The trend continues with buyers prepared to pay more per kilogram for the heavier weights.
Young cattle to the restockers were up to 20c cheaper with the young steers selling from 150c to 265c with the lightweights less than 200kg averaging 199c/kg. The young heifers going back to the paddock sold from 120c to 220c with the calves weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 192c/kg.
Grown steers were 15c to 18c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 253c to 274c with the medium weights averaging 264c/kg. Grown heifers were also cheaper with the better types selling from 220c to 269c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows to the processors were 40c to 70c cheaper while the better finished cows were 30c/kg cheaper. 2 score cows sold from 40c to 150c to average110c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 140c to 222c with the prime heavy weights averaging 205c/kg. 1 and 2 score cows sold to the restockers from 15c for very light plain cows to 150c for young Angus cows in strong condition.
Bulls were up to 25c cheaper with the properly muscled heavy weights selling from 193c to 230c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers sold from 150c to 200c/kg.
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