NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 7000, Change -2325
Total yarding numbers returned to normal after a fortnight of large store sales. Quality lines of light weight yearling steers and heifers were penned and good numbers of cows were yarded. Mostly local restockers were present at the sale, while extra feedlot buyer competition helped lift prices for heavy weight feeder steers by 3c/kg. Good quality medium weight yearling heifers to feed continued to sell well and reached 160c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $605/unit.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 201c and averaged 183c, down 4c, while plainer lines averaged 148c, down 11c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed hit 197c and averaged 181c, unchanged in price, while those returning to the paddock topped at 186c and averaged 178c, down 10c/kg. The D muscled sorts mostly sold between 140c and 150c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 198c and averaged 191c, up 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers sold to 158c and averaged 138c, down 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 160c and averaged 147c, down 4c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers sold to 160c/kg.
Light and medium weight 2 score cows topped at 90c, with most selling between 62c and 82c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows earned to 119c and averaged 107c, up 1c/kg.