Numbers lifted by 1100 for a yarding of 2635. It was only a fair quality yarding with limited numbers of ideal cattle suitable for the trade and feeder orders along with very few properly finished bullocks. Cows were well supplied. There was just the one far western consignment from Broken Hill with most of the cattle sourced from local districts.
Young cattle to the trade were 7c to 13c cheaper with steer vealers selling 303c to 325c with the heavier weights over 330kg averaging 316c/kg. The properly finished heifer vealers sold from 280c to 313c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold to the trade buyers from 285c to 324c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 307c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 280c to 311c/kg.
Young steers to the restockers were considerably cheaper on average even though they still sold to 350c/kg. The young steers weighing between 200kg and 280kg to the restockers averaged 300c showing a fall of 35c/kg. Young heifers to the restockers were also a little cheaper selling from 265c to 300c/kg compared to the very buoyant market of the previous sale.
MLA market information advises lightweight feeder steers and feeder heifers were 2c to 4c cheaper while the heavier weight feeder steers finished 4c dearer. The feeder steers sold from 280c to 330c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 321c while the feeder heifers sold from 266c to 315c to average 300c/kg.
The few grown steers were 7c cheaper with the prime medium weights weighing between 500kg and 600kg selling from 270c to 300c to average 292c/kg. Export weight grown steers to the feeders sold to 329c/kg. Prime conditioned grown heifers sold from 250c to 287c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows were firm to 5c dearer while the properly finished cows were 4c cheaper. 2 score cows to the processors sold from 150c to 205c while the restockers paid to 194c/kg. The better 3 and 4 score cows to the processors sold from 195c to 232c with the 4 score heavy weights averaging 222c/kg.
Bulls were 4c cheaper with the better muscled heavy weights selling from 240c to 256c to average 252c/kg. Lightweight bulls to the restockers sold to 351c while the lightweight bulls being prepared for the live export trade sold from 297c to 304c/kg.