Yarding 1325 Change 285
The steer and heifer feeders rallied in another small yarding.
Numbers were up by almost 300 for a yarding of 1325. It was a mostly plain quality yarding with most of the cattle showing the effects of the dry conditions and cold conditions. There were only odd lots of well finished trade cattle and grown steers along with a reasonable selection of feeders and cows. All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating along with an additional feeder operator purchasing both steers and heifers.
NLRS Advises young cattle to the trade were 6c to 8c dearer with the prime steer vealers selling from 260c to 307c while the prime heifer vealers sold from 280c to 292c/kg. The prime steer yearlings to the trade sold from 289c to 302c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 277c to 295c/kg.
Most of the regular feeder buyers were operating with most keen to secure numbers of suitable cattle with the emphasis continuing on Angus calves. Feeder steers and heifers were up to 17c/kg dearer and more in places. The feeder steers sold from 255c to 315c with the lightweights weighing between 280 and 330kg averaging 296c while the medium weights weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaged 305c/kg. The heavier weights over 400kg averaged 298c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 220c to 291c with most averaging in excess of 280c/kg.
Despite the forecast of useful falls of rain over the next couple of days the young cattle to the restockers were a little cheaper with the steers selling from 180c to 303c while the young heifers sold from 174c to 255c with the lightweights averaging 214c/kg.
The better selection of grown steers was up to 10c dearer with the prime medium weights selling from 268c to 286c to average 276c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders were also dearer selling from 284c to 313c/kg. Grown heifers were also dearer with the better types selling from 229c to 282c.kg. Grown heifers in plain condition sold to the restockers ranging in price from 60c to 150c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows to the processors were 5c to 9c cheaper while the properly finished cows were firm. 2 score cows sold from 30c to 145c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 135c to 235c which was paid for top C muscle Limousin cows. The prime conditioned heavy weight cows averaged 201c/kg. Plain conditioned cows to the restockers were dearer selling from 30c to 154c which was paid for young Herefords which were PTIC.
Bulls were cheaper with the better muscled heavy weights selling from 205c to 242c/kg.
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