There was a small increase in numbers. The penning comprised a large selection of young cattle and a good supply of cows.
There were very few grown steers and heifers.
In the young cattle offering there were quite a few well bred, but out of condition vealers and yearlings.
Overall, the quality of the offering was fairly mixed.
The usual buyers attended, along with a few local restockers looking for light weights to go onto crops.
Market trends through the young cattle were generally cheaper.
Vealer steers to restockers were 20c/kg cheaper and more in places where breed and quality were factors.
There were price premiums for straight lines, with discounts for mixed pens and single sales.
The heifer vealers to restock and feed also saw a cheaper trend, eased 6c to 14c/kg.
There was also some breed and quality related price change either way.
Medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed saw little but quality related price change.
Heavy weight feeder steers were much cheaper, with the majority of the price change related to breed variation.
Yearling heifers to restock and feed saw a primarily firm market trend.
There were some sales slightly dearer.
Again, breed and quality accounted for some price change.
There were varying trends through the cow market.
Medium weights to restock and feed saw a firm to slightly cheaper market trend.
The plainer condition cows to process sold to a dearer trend.
Well finished heavy weight cows attracted stronger competition to sell to a dearer trend of as much as 14c/kg.
Calves: 80kg+ RS D1 138c
Vealer Steer: 0-200kg RS C1 254.1c RS D1 201.4c
200-280kg RS C1 248.4c RS C2 272.8c RS D1 242.0c
Vealer Heifer: 0-200kg RS C1 210.4c RS D1 182c
200-280kg FD C2 214c PR C2 206.9c RS C1 215c RS C2 214.4 RS D1 208.2c RS D2 181c
Yearling Steer: 200-280kg RS C1 232c RS C2 245.2c RS D1 200.6c
280-330kg FD C2 222.6c RS C2 263.5c RS D1 223c
330-400kg FD C1 244.3c FD C2 293.8c RS C2 312c
400kg+ FD C2 281c PR C3 283c
Yearling Heifer: 200-280kg FD C2 238c RS C1 215.5c RS C2 227.2c RS D1 167.3c RS D2 207.5c
280-330kg FD 246.6c RS C2 243.8c RS D2 200c
330-400kg FD C2 244c PR C3 237.8c RS C2 261.1c
400kg+ FD C3 255c
Grown Steer: 0-400kg RS C2 218c FD C2 271c
400-500kg PR C3 240c
500-600kg PR C2 250c
Grown Heifer: 0-540kg FD C2 231.4c PR C2 206c PR C3 218c
0-540kg PR D2 151.2c RS C2 210c RS D2 136c
540kg+ PR C5 214c
Cows: 0-400kg FD D2 150c PR D1 114c RS D1 120.4c
400-520kg FD D2 165.4c FD D3 174.3c PR D2 168.9c PR D3 185.3c RS D1 153.3c RS D2 162.3c
520kg+ FD D3 185c PR C3 214c PR C5 193c PR D3 196.3c PR D4 206c RS D2 182c
Bulls: 0-450kg PR C2 250c
600kg+ PR B2 225.7c PR C2 207.8c