Yarding 6013 Change 640
Prime bullocks reach 345c and prime grown heifers sell to 323c/kg in another good sized yarding.
It was a mixed quality yarding with weaners and yearlings making up the majority along with large numbers of cows. There were some well finished trade cattle though the quality of the feeder cattle was back. There was a good selection of grown steers and heifers coming off crops or off grain.
Most of the regular processors were operating though there were a couple of feeder orders absent and some of the restocker orders which were here the previous sale did not attend. The bulk of the cattle were sourced from local districts along with consignments from Cobar and Broken Hill as the selloff continues due to the dry conditions.
NLRS advises the good numbers of well finished young cattle to the trade were firm to 5c cheaper with prime vealers selling from 310c to 320c while the prime steer yearlings sold from 263c to 336c with the steers over 400kg averaging 309c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 270c to 317c/kg.
With a couple of the regular buyers not operating due to good numbers closer to their destinations most of the feeder steers were 15c to 18c cheaper with the very best of the Angus steers only falling 6c/kg. The feeder heifers were 3c to 6c/kg easier. The feeder steers sold from 255c to 329c with the good number weighing between 280kg and 330kg averaging 284c while the heavy weights over 400kg averaged 310c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 224c to 315c with the light and medium weights averaging 270c and 283c/kg.
The competition was not as strong for the young restocker cattle with some of the southern buyers who were at the previous sale not attending. Young restocker cattle were up to 30c/kg cheaper and more in places with the young steers selling from 153c to 316c with the calves weighing less than 200kg averaging 199c while the restocker heifers sold from 170c to 273c/kg.
Grown steers and heifers were up to 20c dearer with the prime medium and heavy weight steers selling from 282c to 345c/kg. This top price was paid for well finished Angus steers which have been finished on pellets. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 219c to 300c/kg. The grown heifers sold from 268c to 323c with the prime heavy weights averaging 323c/kg.
Cows to the processors were 6c to 8c dearer. The 2 score cows to the processors sold from 159c to 227c with the 2 score cows weighing between 400kg and 520kgs averaging 193c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 212c to 285c with the prime heavy weights averaging 258c/kg. There was strong interest from southern buyers and local buyers purchasing cows to go on failed crops for the lightweight plain conditioned cows in the yarding. Cows to the restockers sold from 148c to 275c with the top price paid for PTIC cows.
Bulls were a little dearer with the better medium and heavy weights selling from 235c to 288c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers sold from 181c to 226c/kg.
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