Yarding 3850 Change 530
Cows continue to get dearer however the large numbers of young cattle to the restockers lost considerable ground in a larger yarding.
Numbers lifted by 530 for a yarding of 3850.With the drought continuing once again there were large numbers of young cattle in store condition along with plenty of plain conditioned cows. There was a fair selection of better finished cows along with a reasonable selection of trade and feeder cattle. There were very few grown steers yarded. Not all the regular buyers were in attendance with the absence of some regular restocker buyers from both the south and north.
NLRS advises the few young cattle to the trade were 5c cheaper with prime yearlings selling from 250c to 300c/kg. There were no prime vealers sold to the processors to quote.
Lightweight feeder steers and heifers were 7c to 12c cheaper while the heavier feeders were 2c to 6c dearer. Feeder steers sold from 238c to 313c with the lightweights averaging 274c/kg. The medium and heavy weight feeder steers averaged 296c and 299c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 196c to 282c with the lightweights averaging 243c and the medium weights 266c/kg.
With some of the regular restocker orders drying up competition was very dull on the large numbers of store conditioned weaners. Young cattle to the restockers were 35c/kg cheaper and more in places with the young steers selling from 130c to 289c with the calves weighing less than 200kg averaging 188c and the heavier weights weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 240c/kg. The young heifers sold from 80c to 210c with the lightweight calves averaging 156c and the heavier weights 191c/kg.
The few grown steers were around firm selling from 250c to 291c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 255c to 310c/kg. Grown heifers were 10c cheaper mainly due to quality with the better types selling from 243c to 268c/kg. Plain conditioned grown heifers to the restockers were also cheaper selling from 129c to 26c/kg.
Light and medium weight cows to the processors were 3c to 4c dearer while the better finished heavier weights were 10c to 16c/kg dearer.1 and 2 score cows sold from 50c to 177c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 163c to 264c with the prime heavy weights averaging 243c/kg. Cows to the restockers sold at fairly similar rates selling from 58c to 175c/kg.
Bulls were 3c cheaper with the better muscled and properly finished bulls selling from 202c to 265c to average 229c/kg. Lightweight bulls to the restockers sold from 130c to 176c/kg.
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