Yarding 1455 Change -2665
Following the excellent rains over the past 24 hours numbers were down by almost 2700 for a yarding of 1455. With the much smaller yarding a number of sections struggled to find consistency in price with prime cows falling by 5c/kg.
It was a pretty plain quality yarding with a fair influence of far western cattle throughout with consignments from Brewarrina Bourke and Menindee. There was a reasonable selection of feeder cattle and cows and only odd lots of well finished grown steers. Not all the regular buyers attended with the absence of a major export processor while most of the regular feeder buyers were keen to buy. The restockers were also much keener to operate on the young cattle and any suitable cows.
NLRS advises the few trade cattle were close to firm with prime yearlings selling from 262c to 295c/kg.
Light and medium weight feeder cattle were 5c cheaper while the heavier weight feeders were 5c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 240c to 312c with the light and medium weights averaging 268c and 290c while the heavier weights over 400kg averaged 311c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 234c to 293c with the medium weights averaging 269c and the heavy weights 288c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were up to 40c dearer with the young steers selling from 240c to 328c to average 315c while the young heifers sold from 227c to 292c to average 252c/kg. Yearling steers to the restockers sold from 240c to 300c while the large number of yearling heifers from the far west sold from 140c to 270c/kg.
The few grown steers were firm with the prime medium weights selling from 282c to 301c while grown steers to the feeders sold from 275c to 296c/kg. Grown heifers were also firm with the better types selling from 243c to 270c while grown heifers in plain condition sold to the restockers ranging from 182c to 201c/kg.
Plainer conditioned cows to the processors were 6c to 9c dearer while the properly finished cows were 5c/kg cheaper. 2 score cows sold from 150c to 199c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 196c to 241c with the prime heavy weights averaging 229c/kg. Cows to the restockers were 15c to 20c dearer selling from 176c to 225c/kg.
Bulls were dearer with the better bulls selling from 225c to 258c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers sold from 190c to 196c/kg.
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