Yarding 2500 Change 500
Despite a bigger yarding of 2640 cattle prices were solid over all classes
The usual summer buying group were at the rail and most were operating at last week’s levels. It showed up in the price results for most classes of stock.
Good quality trade steers were few, recording a top price of 530c/kg. Heifers suitable for the trade sold to steady competition resulting in prices finishing either side of firm. Heifers 400-500kg sold from 496c to 540c/kg.
A similar pattern was evident for feeder heifers with prices unchanged, heifers 330-400kg sold from 518-576c/kg. Feeder steers were well supplied, and rates were unchanged to 3c better. The main lines of feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold at 490-595c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were in short supply and based on quality and age rates slipped noticeably. Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 430-480c/kg. The majority of heavy steers sold to lot feeders making from 460c to 540c/kg.
The cow market tracked a few cents dearer with an extra southern processor joining the fray. Heavy well finished cows gained 3c making from 350c to 388c/kg. Leaner types were few selling at 333-356c/kg.
The best heavy bulls sold from 290c to 305c/kg.
Market reporter: Leann Dax
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