With another week of fine weather and the very strong markets numbers were up by 3300 for a yarding of 4950.
It was a good quality yarding with a good selection of well finished cattle in all sections a number of which had been fattened on crops or grain assisted.
There were also a few lines of plainer types in from the far west. Consignments were sourced from Bourke, Broken Hill, Coonamble, Binnaway, Condobolin and local districts. A top quality line consisting of 176 Angus steer weaners and 59 Angus heifer weaners were consigned off the station Lemongrove from Warren district.
The market remains very strong.
Young cattle to the trade were 10c to 18c dearer with solid competition coming from both the feeders and processors. Vealers sold from 348c to 392c with the heavier weight calves over 330kg averaging 375c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 360c to 397c with the over 400kg steers averaging 383c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 328c to an amazing 404c /kg which set another new record for young cattle to slaughter for the centre.
Feeder steers were 5c dearer while the feeder heifers were up to 12c/kg dearer with very strong support coming from both Northern and Southern operators. The feeder steers sold from 318c to 417c with the large number of prime steers over 400kg averaging 392c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 309c to 386c with the heifers weighing between 330kg and 400c averaged 362c/kg.
Young steers to the restockers were 8c dearer with most of the support coming from locals. Young steers to the restockers sold from 409c to 434c which included the Lemongrove station steers which sold from 420c to 433c/kg. Young heifers going back to the paddock sold from 370c to 398c/kg.
Grown steers were 10c cheaper with subdued competition from the regular buyers. The prime medium weights sold from 330c to 370c with the steers weighing between 500 and 600kg averaging 347c/kg. Lighter weight grown steers weighing 400kg to 500kg sold to 395c/kg to feed.
Plainer conditioned cows were up to 12c dearer while the properly finished cows were 6c/kg dearer. 2 score cows sold from 180c to 235c/kg to the processors. The restockers paid 287c/kg for reasonably young Angus cows which had been PTIC with red tags. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 230c to 283c with the large number of 4 score heavy weights averaging 277c/kg.
Bulls were a little dearer with the best of the heavy weights selling to 285c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers were also dearer selling from 292c to 362c/kg.
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