Yarding 2010 Change -3810
Competition was strong with all sections enjoying rises in the much smaller yarding.
With the useful fall of rain and the end of the financial year looming, numbers were back by 3800 for a yarding of 2010.
It was a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of trade cattle along with some well finished cows.
There was also good numbers of plain conditioned cows and young cattle suitable for the restockers and feeders.
There were no grown steers yarded with the exception of a couple of lots which were purchased by the feeders. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating with the exception of a couple of southern restockers however they were replaced by other southerners along with some northern restockers.
NLRS advises the young cattle to the trade were 9c to 15c dearer with the bulk of the support coming from southern wholesalers. The prime steer vealers sold from 290c to 318c while the prime heifer vealers sold from 265c to 314c/kg. The prime steer yearlings sold from 285c also to 318c while the prime heifer yearlings to the trade ranged in price from 270c to 288c/kg.
Feeder steers and heifers were up to 18c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 257c to 319c with the good number weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 308c while the feeder heifers sold from 250c to 293c to average 277c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers were 3c to 11c dearer with some fresh orders from the south and from the Gunnedah and Coonamble districts. The young steers to the restockers sold from 200c to 315c with the good number weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 275c/kg. The older steers to the restockers sold from 160c to 290c/kg. The young heifers to the restockers sold from 170c to 280c to average 223c/kg. Heifer yearlings going back to the paddock sold from 86c to 220c/kg.
There were a few small lots of grown steers purchased by the feeders and they sold from 255c to 309c/kg. Grown heifers to the processors were 10c dearer with the prime heavy weights selling from 266c to 278c/kg. Grown heifers lacking quality and finish sold to the restockers selling from 76c to 154c/kg.
Most grades of cows to the processors were 3c to 10c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 120c to 164c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 158c to 230c with the prime heavy weights averaging 216c/kg. Plain cows to the restockers were up to 20c dearer selling from 52c to 172c/kg.
Bulls were 9c dearer with the better heavy weights selling from 221c to 244c while a few young bulls to the restockers sold from 209c to 240c/kg.
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