There was a small reduction in overall numbers due to the public holiday on Monday, despite there being no sale on Anzac Day next week. Restocker and feeder cattle were well represented, while apart from cows well finished trade and export cattle were scarce. Demand remained high through most categories. Medium and heavy yearling steers to restock and feed also experienced little change with only breed and quality variations accounting for price change.
Yearling heifers to restock and feed sold on a firm to dearer market trend for the medium and heavy weights. With limited numbers available and restricted competition, heavy heifers to the trade sold to a cheaper trend. Heavy grown steers averaged dearer with some of that related to quality and yield potential. The cow market was firm to cheaper with quality also a factor. The best of the heavy, high yielding bulls sold to a slightly dearer trend.
Numbers sold: 1717
Average price: $1261.40
Gross total: $2,165,816.20
Vealer steers; 0-200kg RS C2 397.2c, 200-280kg RS C2 395.5c, RS D2 340c, 280-330 RS C2 374.2c, FD C2 365.9c, 330kg+ FD C2 369.2c, C2 322.2c, RS C2 360.5c. Vealer heifers; 200-280 RS C2 347c, RS D2 316.2c, 280-330kg RS C2 341.5c, C2 318.9c, FD C2 338c, C3 336.6c, 330kg+ FD C2 348.2c, RS C2 338.1c, FD C3 334.2c. Yearling steers; 280-330kg RS C2 329.2c, RS D2 298.8c, 330-400kg RS C2 346c, C2 320c, FD C2 353.3c, 400kg+ FD C2 353.6c, RS C2 347.2c, FD C3 344.9c. Yearling heifers; 200-280kg RS C2 260c, 280-330kg RS C2 312.2c, C2 299.2c, FD C2 300c, RS D2 258.2c, 330-400kg FD C2 315.7c, RS C2 299.4c, RS C3 315.8c, FD C3 319.9c, C3 305c, C4 299.2c, D2 250.2c, 400kg+ FD C2 320c, RS C3 309.2c, FD C3 328.8c, C3 298.5c, C4 270c. Grown steers; 0-400kg RS D2 258.2c, 400-500kg FD C2 356.1c, FD C3 291.2c, D2 260.2c, 500-600kg FD C2 320c, C3 305.4c, 600-750kg C3 292.2c, C4 295.2c. Grown heifers; 0-540kg FD C2 294.4c, C3 271.6c, C4 265c, RS D2 278.2c, FD D3 245c, 540kg+ C4 280c. Manufacturing steers; 0-540kg C2 258.2c. Cows; 400-520kg D2 217.9c, D3 223.5c, D4 233.2c, 520kg+ D3 230.9c, D4 245.8c, D5 223.8c. Bulls; 0-450kg RS C2 322.2c, C2 305.2c, 450-600kg B2 285.2c, C2 274.2c, 600kg+ B2 294.1c, C2 277.5c.