Numbers increased and the quality was good. Yearlings made up the majority of the yarding and there were a few very good lines of supplementary fed yearlings penned.
There was an increase in British bred numbers which helped lift the average price in most categories.
Most sold to similar prices or slightly cheaper with the exception of Angus feeder yearlings.
There were larger drafts of grown steers and bullocks and around 350 mixed quality cows.
Not all the usual buyers operated in the market.
Vealers sold to similar prices with light steers to Restockers 316c to 408c/kg. Trade vealers 330c to 360c/kg. Heavy butcher vealers sold from 360c to 374c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers and heifers gained 10c on average, most of this due to breed. Heavy weights were firm.
Steer ranged from 320c to 382c/kg with medium weights averaging 366c/kg. Heifers sold from 310c to 357c/kg the better supplied medium weights averaging 342c/kg. Trade steers and heifers eased 4c to 6c on greater numbers. Steers sold from 327c to 354c and heifers 309c to 350c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks gained 6c ranging from 296c to 349c/kg. Steers 500kg to 600kg averaged 333c and bullocks over 600kg averaged 325c/kg. Grown heifers received 280 to 360c for the better shaped C3 and D3 heifers. Cows slipped 4c to 9c with the medium weight 2 scores ranging from 226c to 248c/kg. the heavy 3 and 4 scores sold from 255c to 276c/kg averaging 266c/kg lwt.