Yarding 9420 Change 920
Cattle were drawn predominantly from Western Queensland with a large run from Alice Springs. A good panel of buyers was present and operating.
Once again, the yarding was dominated by young cattle of mixed quality, and demand for better lines of cattle remained strong.
The yarding experienced quality related price changes across all categories.
Light weight yearling steers to restockers increased by 11c to 29c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to background or feed sold 5c dearer, while heavy weight yearling steers to feed increased by 4c to 7c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers increased by 12c to 27c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows increased 3c to 13c, however 3 score medium weight cows eased 10c/kg.
A good sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to 332.2 to average 322c/kg. A large sample of yearling steers to restockers in the 200-280kg weight category sold to 328.2c to average 319c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to domestic feed sold to 316.2c to average 311c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 314.2c to average 311c/kg. A large sample of yearling heifers to restockers in the 200-280kg weight category sold to 304.2c to average 289c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 308.2c to average 294c/kg.
Grown Steers and heifers were present in small numbers. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to 234.2c to average 216c/kg, while the medium weight 3 score cows made to 255c to average 243c/kg. A small sample of heavy weight 3 score cows sold to 260.2c to average 251c/kg.
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