NUMBERS were back at the monthly South Eastern Livestock Exchange store sale at Yass on Friday, with the reduction to 987 head seen mostly in the weaners and PTIC cows offered.
Quality still remains good on the younger cattle but competition was soft as the season tightens.
There was a large run of Hereford PTIC cows as a herd dispersal and a few pens of cow and calf units. The market sold to a cheaper trend.
Weaner steers were best supplied by medium weights which ranged from $550 to $895 with heavier weights reaching $950/head. On a c/kg rate, prices ranged from 290c to 335c/kg which saw a drop of $100 to $130/head.
Medium weight weaner heifers ranged from $670 to $790 with heavy weights to $890/head. Most averaged 270c to 305c/kg. Yearling steers 12-14 months reached $1,235 and heifers $960/head.
PTIC heifers ranged between $1350 and $1525, and PTIC cows sold to $1550/head. Cows with a young calf at foot topped at $1800 while most of the older cows with a larger calf ranged from $1400 to $1750/unit.
To access MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service SELX report for Friday’s sale, click here.
Upcoming sales at SELX:
- Prime Sheep & Lambs –Wednesdays, 11am
- Prime Cattle – Thursdays, 8am
- Goats – Monday 31 July, Noon
- Store Cattle – Friday, 25 August, 10am