Numbers showed an increase of 1000 head. There were large supplies of light weight 1 and 2 score young cattle and another sell-off of cows. The quality of the offering was fairly mixed with lines of well-bred, good quality young cattle showing the effects of limited feed and water supplies.
Condition was at a premium with very few well-finished young cattle, grown steers and heifers available. There were some well-finished cows penned. The majority of the young cattle showing a higher level of finish had been supplementary fed. There was reduced feedlot and processor competition, however restockers were active on both cows and young cattle.
Demand for young cattle was weaker, with this particularly noticeable on the plainest condition light weights and any other not deemed suitable to feed a grain ration. Those cattle saw cheaper trends of 20c to 40c/kg, and more in places, where breed and quality variations were a factor. Plain condition lightweight heifers in particular, struggled with little enthusiasm shown. The better quality yearlings suitable to feed also sold to cheaper trends, however, price falls were not as great for the most part. The reduced competition a factor. The range in prices between the plain quality and condition light weights and the good quality young cattle widened considerably.
There were no well-finished grown steers to quote, while the limited numbers of well-finished grown heifers sold on a firm to cheaper market trend. The plainest of the cows sold to a dearer trend with increased restocker participation. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to a cheaper trend, up to 10c/kg.
Calves: 80kg+ C1 214 RS C1 198c
Vealer Steer: 0-200kg RS C2 198.5c RS D1 180.5c
200-280kg RS C2 181c C2 199c
Vealer Heifer: 0-200kg C2 140c RS C2 166.3c RS D1 104.2 RS D2 130.2c D2 150c
200-280kg C2 212.3c
Yearling Steer: 0-200kg RS D1 202c RS D2 204.3c
200-280kg RS C2 210.8c FD C2 206.3c RS D2 201.6c
280-330kg RS C2 237.5c FD C2 242c RS D1 172c
330-400kg RS C2 259.7c FD C2 256.9c C3 231.4c
400kg+ FD C2 251.7c
Yearling Heifer: 0-200kg RS D1 122.3c RS D2 138c
200-280kg RS C2 85 140c FD C2 207.4c C2 184.6c RS D1 116.4c D2 140.c RS D2
280-330kg RS 209.3c FD C2 194.6c C2 176c FD D2 154c D2 150c
330-400kg C2 200c FD C2 240.9c FD C3 238c C3 259.3c
400kg+ C3 220c FD C3 233c
Grown Steer: 400-500kg C2 210c FD C2 252c
500-600kg C2 230c FD C3 252c C3 250.5c
600-750kg C3 242c
Grown Heifer: 0-540kg C2 182.7c FD C2 205c C3 213.8c RS D1 128c RS D2 154.1c FD D2 180c D2 155.8c D3 166.1c
540kg+ C3 219.7c
Cows: 0-400kg RS D1 99.8c D1 69.3c E1 15c RS E1 58.8c D1 102.5 D2 150 RS D2 120.4c D3 160c
520kg+ C2 192c D3 181.8c D4 204c
Bulls: 0-450kg C2 153.3c RS D2 150.0c
450-600kg C2 187.1c
600kg+ B2 215.4c B3 204c C2 203.6c D2 180.5c
Yarding 3444 comparison date 07/08/2018 Change 994