With nearly a week of wet weather numbers were down. 748 cattle were yarded, 1967 fewer than last week.
Quality was good with plenty of well finished trade cattle and only a reasonable number of secondary cattle.
Local butchers competed strongly to secure numbers.
Grown steers were limited and there was a good number of mixed quality cows.
Not all the usual buyers operated in a firm to dearer market.
MLA markets reported that very light steers to restockers lost 6c selling to 366c/kg.
Feeder steers were firm based on bred and quality selling between 315c and 371c/kg. Steers over 400kg averaged 348c after reaching a high of 371c for 404kg steers.
Feeder heifers were firm to 3c stronger receiving 329c to 335c averaging 332c/kg.
Trade steers and heifers gained 10c with steers selling from 335c to 360c and heifers 323c to 364c/kg. Medium weights averaged 350c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks sold to similar prices when age is taken into account with a larger percentage of 6 and 8 tooth steers penned and ranged from 295c to 328c/kg.
Cows were the big improver lifting 10c/kg.
Restockers were active on the lighter weights with the medium weight 2 score cows ranging between 239c and 259c/kg to processors and restocking cows averaging around 250c/kg.
Heavy 3 and 4 scores 255c to 284c/kg to average around 265c/kg.