Yarding 2780 Change -10
Despite a smaller yarding of 2780 cattle prices have hit the brakes but are still historically high.
The usual winter buying group were at the rail and most were operating but at lower rate levels.
It showed up in the price results for most classes of stock.
Good quality trade steers were firm to 5c easier making from 370-410c/kg.
Heifers suitable for the trade sold to weak competition resulting in prices dipping 20c/kg. Heifers 400-500kg sold from 340-383c/kg. A similar pattern was evident for feeder heifers with prices wound back 20c/kg heifers 330-400kg sold from 340-386c/kg.
Feeder steers were well supplied, and prices were unchanged to 5c weaker. The main lines of feeder steers sold at 360-428c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were in short supply and based on quality and age rates dipped 10c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 340-390c/kg The cow market backed away from the higher rates of last week with well finished cows selling 15c cheaper making from 285-306c/kg. Leaner types were few selling at 270-292c/kg. Store cows sold at 270-330c/kg
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