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CTLX sale 3 July 2018: Cows lift by up to 30c

David Monk, 04/07/2018

Yarding 1430 Change 105

Cows enjoyed the best of the rises lifting by as much as 30c/kg in another small yarding which saw all sections dearer.

The numbers did lift by 100 for a total of 1430 cattle. It was a fair quality yarding with a good selection of feeder cattle along with some top quality cows in both prime condition and store condition. Prime trade cattle were in limited supply and there was just the one pen of properly finished grown steers which had been finished in crop. There was also a pretty good selection of grown heifers along with good numbers of young steers and heifers. All the regular buyers competed strongly in the attempt to secure numbers with all the major markets throughout the state experiencing smaller yardings.

NLRS advises the few young cattle to the trade were 8c dearer with steer vealers selling to 309c and the prime heifer vealers sold to 300c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 296c to 306c while the prime heifer yearlings to the trade sold from 282c to 293c/kg.

Young feeder cattle were 8c to 15c dearer and more in places with the feeder steers selling from 270c to 321c with the good number over 400kg averaging 315c while the lighter weights weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 303c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 279c to 296c with the heifers weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 292c/kg.

Despite the season remaining fairly dry and cold the young cattle to the restockers were 10c to 25c dearer with the young steers selling from 200c to 311c with the good number of calves weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 291c while the young heifers going back to the paddock sold from 185c to 274c/kg.

Prime conditioned grown steers and heifers were 18c dearer with the medium weight steers weighing up to 600kg selling for 299c while the better grown heifers sold from 268c to 290c/kg.

Cows to the processors were 20c to 30c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 110c to 170c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 170c to 243c with the prime heavy weights averaging 231c/kg. Cows to the restockers were 12c dearer selling from 80c to 158c/kg.

Bulls were up to 13c dearer with the properly finished well-muscled bulls selling 216c to 238c to average 235c/kg.

Read full NLRS report here

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