Yarding 3980 Change 2100
Numbers were up by 2100, as growers take the opportunity to sell on a stronger market.
There were large numbers of cows yarded, a number of which were in plain condition. There was a reasonable selection of trade cattle, along with fair numbers to suit the feeders. There was also a few pens of well finished grown steers, along with good numbers of grown heifers.
Steer yearlings to the trade were 4c to 8c dearer, while the heifer yearlings were cheaper, with quality a factor. The prime steer yearlings sold from 288c to 310c, while the prime heifer yearlings made from 255c to 292c/kg. Feeder steers were firm, while the feeder heifers were 10c to 15c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 220c to 296c, while the feeder heifers made from 200c to 268c/kg.
Young restocker cattle were 10c to 15c cheaper, with the young steers making from 195c to 293c, while the young heifers sold from 150c to 228c/kg. Grown steers were 15c dearer, with the prime medium weights receiving from 244c to 295c/kg. Grown heifers were 3c to 4c cheaper, with the better types making from 220c to 271c/kg. Plain conditioned cows were 12c to 15c cheaper, while the properly finished cows were 7c/kg cheaper. 1 and 2 score cows sold from 55c to 174c, while the better 3 and 4 scores made from 166c to 245c/kg for a single C muscle cow. The prime heavy weight cows averaged 216c/kg. Good numbers of the plain conditioned cows sold to the restockers, varying in price from 55c to 202c/kg, paid for young cows that were PTIC.
Bulls sold to 267c/kg.
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