Overall, numbers remained relatively steady. There was a sharp reduction in the supply of vealers, while yearlings had a strong presence again.
The sell-off of cows continues with another large offering. There were limited supplies of heavy weight grown steers and heifers. Well bred and well finished yearlings off crop and supplementary feed were a feature.
The overall quality of the offering was fair to good.
Along with demand, market trends varied through the young cattle. The bottom end of the light weight yearling steers lifted with increased restocker competition, as an isolated pen of very good quality steers sold up to 7c/kg dearer.
Feedlotters were active on plain condition light weight steers displaying sufficient frame, regardless of breed. Medium and heavy weight yearling feeder steers saw a firm to cheaper market trend, with the heavy weights up to 10c/kg cheaper, attributed to breed component.
There were strong gains through the light weight yearling heifers to restock and feed. The medium weight feeders sold firm to slightly cheaper. Well finished yearling heifers attracted stronger competition.
There was no change in the market for the small number of well finished heavy grown steers, while a better quality penning of heavy heifers were up to 5c/kg dearer.
Following pregnancy testing there was a good supply of plain condition, but well bred older heifers on offer.
The cow market saw light and medium weight 1 and 2 score cows sell firm to slightly dearer for the most part, while breed played a part in some cheaper sales.
At the other end of the weight and fat score spectrum the heavy 3, 4 and 5 score cows saw a dearer trend of 6c to 10c/kg.
Vealer Steer 200-280kg RS C2 250c
Vealer Heifer 0-200kg RS C2 210.4c RS D1 126c
200-280kg RS C2 233c
Yearling Steer 200-280kg FD C2 262.9c RS C2 292.5c RS D2 241.2c FD D2 279.6c
280-330kg FD C2 275.9c RS C2 279.8c RS D2 220c FD D2 243.7c
330-400kg FD C2 286.6c RS C2 260.5c FD D2 230c
400kg+ FD C2 289.3c FD C3 281c C3 281c
Yearling Heifer 0-200kg RS C2 227c RS D1 193.5c RS D2 198c
200-280kg RS C2 235.7c FD C2 254.1c RS D1 174c FD D2 211.3c D2 198c RS D2 220.1c
280-330kg RS C2 261.5c C2 210c FD C2 264.1c FD C3 266.7c C3 273.8c RS C3 268c D2 203c FD D2 241c RS C2 273c RS C3 271c FD C3 271.1c C3 277.6c FD D2 241c
400kg+ B2 296c C3 272.1c C4 259c
Grown Steer 0-400kg FD D2 207c
400-500kg FD C3 280c
500-600kg C3 286c
600-750kg C3 296c
Grown Heifer 0-540kg C2 264c FD C2 258.1c FD C3 240c C3 268.2c RS D1 146c D2 194c FD D2 222.8c
540kg+ B3 295c C4 256c
Cows 0-400kg D1 138c RS D1 125.8c D2 141.1c E1 56c
400-520kg RS D1 118c D1 132.2c D2 177.4c D3 226.4c 520kg+ C3 266c D2 195.4c D3 239.5c D4 252.5c D5 240.1c
Bulls 0-450kg C2 243c D1 150c
450-600kg C2 224.7c
600kg+ B2 238.3c C2 223.5c D2 196.5c
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