Extreme heat, expected rainfall, or dwindling supplies were the possible factors in numbers falling by more than half from the previous week.
Quality was fair to good with condition varying from plain to very good.
There was a good supply of young cattle suitable to restock and feed, including a line of very good quality split calves. Grown steers were in limited supply, while cows were well represented.
In a show of great confidence restockers pushed those splitter calves to dearer trends of 30c on the males and as much as 100c/kg on the heifer portion.
In a show of great confidence restockers pushed splitter calves to dearer trends of 30c on the males and as much as 100c/kg on the heifer portion.
Light weight yearling steers to restockers saw mostly cheaper trends, however there was some breed related price change within some categories to the positive.
Medium and heavy weight yearling feeder steers experienced little but quality related price change on a mostly firm market trend. The light weight yearling heifers to restockers also sold to cheaper trends. The lighter end of the feeder weight yearling heifers were slightly cheaper.
The medium weight heifers to feed saw an odd dearer sale on a trend that was mostly firm. The single pen of well finished heavy grown steers attracted keen processor demand. Well finished grown heifers mostly firm.
The cow market again retreated from recent highs with the market trend cheaper by 11c to 17c/kg on average.
80kg+ RS C1 324c
200-280kg RS C2 270c
280-330kg C3 275c
200-280kg C2 258c RS C2 260.1c RS D1 238c D1 160c RS D2 269.4c FD D2 240c
280-330kg RS C2 278.7c C2 225c RS D2 225c
330-400kg FD C2 299c RS C2 287c D2 180c
400kg+ FD C2 306c
200-280kg RS C2 252.3c RS D2 218.6c D2 186.4c FD D2 251c
280-330kg C2 248c FD C2 262.8c RS C2 262.3c RS D2 245.3c
330-400kg FD C2 273.2c RS C2 265.4c C2 245c FD C3 289.9c C3 278.1c
400kg+ C3 260c C4 249c
400-500kg FD D2 259c
500-600kg C2 252.4c
600-750kg C4 316.c
0-540kg C2 205c C3 271.6c D1 140c D2 174.3c FD D2 230c
540kg+ C3 275.6c
400-520kg D1 156.7c D2 191.2c D3 221c
520kg+ C3 250c D2 203.3c D3 228.5c D4 239.9c
450-600kg C2 220c
600kg+ B2 228.1c C2 224.3c