Dubbo sale 15 June 2017: SA Herefords boost yarding

David Monk, 16/06/2017

Numbers lifted by 300 this week for a yarding of 3800.

Not all regular buyers were present with the absence of a major southern feeder order.

The bulk of the cattle were sourced from local districts with only a few from the far west including another consignment of good quality Hereford cattle from South Australia along with cattle from Bourke and White Cliffs.

Despite the continuing dry conditions it was a fair to good quality yarding with a pretty good selection of trade cattle and cows though the number of ideal feeder cattle was limited. There were reasonable numbers of properly finished grown steers and heifers.

Vealers to the trade were firm while the yearlings were 8c to 10c/kg cheaper. Steer vealers sold from 340c to 365c while the heifer vealers sold from 310c to 355c/kg.  Prime steer yearlings sold from 306c to 355c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 327c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 285c to 332c to average 299c/kg.

Lightweight feeders were 6c to 10c cheaper while the heavier weights over 400kg were 3c to 6c dearer. The feeder steers sold from 291c to 365c with the lighter weights weighing 330kg to 400kg averaging 342c while the prime heavier weights over 400kg averaged 346c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 270c to 339c with the large number of lightweights weighing between 280kg and 330kg averaging 327c/kg.

Young restocker steers were firm selling from 335c to 400c with most averaging 370c while the young heifers going back to the paddock sold to 336c/kg.

Grown steers were firm to a little cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 285c to 311c with the steers weighing between 500kg and 600kg averaging 302c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 260c to 341c/kg. The better selection of grown heifers were 7c dearer selling from 247c to 295c/kg.

The plainer conditioned lighter cows were 6c to 10c dearer while the better finished heavy weights were 1c to 4c dearer. 2 score cows to the processors sold from 170c to 219c/kg. There were no cows purchased by the restockers.  The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 215c to 252c with the prime heavy weights averaging 244c/kg. Two very high yielding C muscle Limousin cows topped the cow market selling for 264c/kg.

The better muscled heavy weight bulls were 4c cheaper selling from 230c to 283c while young bulls to the restockers sold from 255c to 310c/kg.



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