Yarding 7087 Change 2159
The supply of stock increased by over 2000 head to 7087, and included in the yarding were 496 head from far Western Queensland and 170 head from NSW.
The overall quality of the heavy grown steers bullocks and cows was generally good, while there was a large variation in the standard of the young cattle.
Buyer representation was good with additional southern operators in the buying panel.
Apart from very light weight young cattle experiencing limited support most other classes sold to a dearer trend.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 2c to 7c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background improve by 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed gained 6c to 10c, and heavy weights to feed averaged 16c/kg better.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter lifted in price by 7c to 10c/kg pushed on by southern operators.
However cows to export processors improved the most to average 9c to 19c/kg better, also pushed on by southern processors.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 254.2c to average 246c, and mixed sex calves averaged 181c/kg. The large supply of yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 278c with some to 304.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 305c with most around 287c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 312.2c to average 299c, and trade lines averaged 306c and made to 315.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 227c with sales to 246.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 253c, and the better lines made to 276.2c to average 262c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 267c and sold to 276.2c, with a few to the trade at 283.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 321.2c with a fair sample averaging 309c, and a fair supply of bullocks averaged 307c with sales to 319.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows average 191c and made to 207.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights made to 248.2c to average 232c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows averaged 246c with occasional sales to 259.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 284.2c/kg.
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Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural
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