Yarding 1040 Change -710
Most sections were dearer in the smallest yarding we have seen at Carcoar for some time.
The feeling is the large numbers have gone with the large selloff due to the drought coming to an end. A small spike in numbers is expected early in the new financial year but after that the thoughts are that numbers may be hard to find. Numbers were down by 700 for this sale with a total of just 1040. It was a fair quality yarding with a good supply of cows along with a fair selection of young cattle to suit the feeders and restockers. There was a limited selection of properly finished trade cattle and only a few grown steers. Not all the regular buyers were operating with the much smaller yarding restricting some operators from starting.
NLRS advises the young cattle to the trade were 8c to 12c dearer with steer vealers selling from 298c to 300c while the prime heifer vealers sold from 270c to 295c/kg. Limited numbers of prime yearlings sold from 283c to 296c/kg.
Feeders were 8c to 14c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 255c to 317c with the medium weights averaging 280c while the heavier weights over 400kg averaged 304c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 229c to 280c with the medium weights averaging 273c and the heavy weights 262c/kg.
Following up to 25mm of weekend rain and snow young cattle to the restockers were 15c to 25c dearer with the young steers selling from 230c to 316c with the calves less than 200kg averaging 283c while the young heifers sold from 170c to 249c/kg.
The few grown steers were firm with the prime medium weights selling from 260c to 270c to average 263c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 260c to 302c/kg. Grown heifers sold to 232c/kg.
Plainer conditioned cows to the processors were 9c to 12c cheaper while the properly finished cows were close to firm. 2 score cows sold from 125c to 158c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 145c to 212c with the prime heavy weights averaging 201c/kg. Limited numbers of cows to the restockers were cheaper selling from 60c to 177c/kg.
Bulls were dearer with a couple of very well-muscled Limousin and Black Limousin bulls selling for 250c/kg. The balance of the bulls to the processors sold from 160c to 240c/kg.
Source: NLRS, David Monk
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