Numbers lifted and the quality improved slightly at the SELX prime sale at Yass earlier today.
Yearlings were best supplied and most went to feeder or restocker orders. Trade vealers were limited as were prime grown steers. Only limited cows were penned, but they included a good run of heavyweights. The market was cheaper.
Trade vealers sold from 268c to 295c/kg. Light restocker steers reached 300c/kg on plainer lines. Feeder steers eased 11c to 15c to sell from 259c to 302c/kg. Heifers to feed sold between 255c and 286c/kg. Restocker yearling steers reached 309c/kg. Medium and heavy trade steers received 260c to 306c and heifers 240c to 288c/kg.
Grown steers eased 9c on a very small numbers penned, and ranged from 255c to 274c/kg. Heavy grown heifers to the trade made from 228c to 245c/kg. Cows eased 9c to 12c with the medium weight 2 scores selling from 170c to 185c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 scores traded from 190c to 225c, averaging 215c/kg.
Jim Hindmarsh & Co sold Shorthorn cows averaging 705kg on behalf of Eris & Lyn Heffernan, Biala to a top of 225c/kg or $1586 a head.