There was a further reduction in numbers, down by 900 head. Once again weaners and cows made up the bulk of the offering.
There was a fair supply of yearlings, while well-finished heavy grown steers were almost non-existent. The quality of the offering was fair to good, however the condition for the most part was on the leaner side. There were some pens of well-finished heavy weight cows.
Demand was weaker through the young cattle from all sectors. Good quality young cattle were least affected in a market of mostly cheaper trends. There was significant discounting for secondary and plain quality young cattle. Better quality weaner steers sold to a cheaper trend of up to 14c/kg. There was little change for the better quality weaner heifers to restock, with an isolated pen of high quality heifers showing a slight improvement.
There was an improvement in the quality of the medium weight yearling steers that accounted for a positive price change. The heavy feeder steers sold to a cheaper trend of 4c/kg on the highly sought after lots. Secondary quality cattle attracted greater discounts.
There was little change in the market trend for medium weight yearling heifers showing quality, while the plainer lots were quite a bit cheaper.
Drought conditions were reflected in the condition of the heavy grown streers, those not suitable to lot feeders sold to a much cheaper trend. There were cheaper trends through the cow market. The well-finished heavy weight cows saw a cheaper trend of 5c to 14c/kg.
0-200kg RS D1 242c RS D2 252c
200-280kg RS C2 271.6c
280-330kg RS C 2 283.8c FD C2 276.3c C3 278.2c
330kg+ FD C2 283c RS C2 276.6c
0-200kg RS D1 228c
200-280kg RS C2 227.4c C2 227.6c FD C2 225c C3 260c
280-330kg FD C2 257c C2 245c RS C2 277c C3 261.4c
330kg+ C3 255c
200-280kg RS D2 192c
280-330kg RS C2 245c RS D2 207.8c
330-400kg FD C2 265c RS C2 278c C3 230c
400kg+ RS C2 266.4c FD C2 268.7c RS C3 265c
200-280kg RS C2 214c
280-330kg RS C2 225.2c FD C2 235c
330-400kg FD C2 239.7c RS C2 244.5c RS C3 242c
400kg+ FD C2 237.8c C3 222.6c
400-500kg C2 210c FD C2 263c RS C2 226.7c
500-600kg FD C2 264.4c C2 217.4c C3 240c
0-540kg C2 212.8c RS C2 225.3c FD C2 206c FD C3 205c C3 234.3c RS D2 180c FD D3 200c D3 175c
540kg+ C3 237.8c
0-540kg D2 180kg
0-400kg D1 91.7c RS D1 103.4c RS D2 105.7c D2 94c E1 25c
400-520kg RS D1 126.4c D1 114c RS D2 128c D2 139c D3 166.6c
520kg+ D2 160c D3 186.1c D4 192.9c D5 176.5c D6 150c
450-600kg C2 190
600kg+ B2 216c C2 207.8c
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