Yarding 1985 Change 400
The feeder cattle continue to sell to very strong competition with most grades lifting in price a further 5c to 9c with feeder steers topping at 331c and feeder heifers 296c/kg.
Numbers lifted by 400 for a yarding of 1985. It was a pretty good quality yarding with once again large numbers of cows along with a large line of very well finished heavy weight grown steers. Grown heifers were also well supplied and there was a good selection of ideal feeder cattle as well as good numbers of younger calves to suit the restockers. All the regular feeder and processors operators were in attendance and operating.
NLRS advise the few trade cattle were a little dearer with vealers selling to 290c and the prime heifer yearlings selling to 286c/kg.
Lightweight feeder heifers were 5c cheaper while the heavier weight heifers and feeder steers were 5c to 9c dearer. Feeder steers sold from 270c to 331c to average around 315c while the feeder heifers sold from 239c to 296c to average 280c/kg.
Despite the previous weeks rains and the forecast of further rain over the next couple of days young cattle to the restockers lost a fair percentage of the previous weeks rises selling at 12c to 15c cheaper rates for most. The young steers sold from 270c to 316c with the lightweights averaging 304c/kg. The older steer yearlings to the backgrounders sold to 299c/kg. The young heifers to the restockers sold from 188c to 235c while the older heifer yearlings which were up to 30c cheaper sold from 186c to 249c/kg.
Grown steers were 3c cheaper which was a quality related fluctuation. The prime heavy weights sold from 287c to 291c to average 290c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 262c to 282c/kg. Grown heifers were also 3c cheaper with the better types selling from 245c to 285c/kg. Grown heifers to the feeders sold from 230c to 282c while grown heifers to the restockers sold to 210c/kg.
Plainer conditioned cows to the processors were firm while the better conditioned heavier weights were 2c to 3c cheaper. 2 score cows sold from 140c to 200c to average 184c while the better 3 and 4 cores sold from 195c to 228c with the prime heavy weights averaging 221c/kg. There were no cows purchased by the restockers.
Bulls finished around firm with the better muscled heavy weight bulls in good condition selling from 205c to 278c/kg which was paid for a very high yielding Limousin bull.
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