There was a reduced supply this week that once again saw large numbers of light and medium weight young cattle presented, including young calves.
There were a few well finished heavy cattle and quite a few cows. The quality and condition of the young cattle varied greatly. There was a fair supply of well finished yearlings to suit the trade along with some very good cows.
Market trends varied through the young cattle with vealers to restockers selling to cheaper trends. Light weight yearling steers to restock and feed saw the secondary and very plain quality cattle sell to a significantly cheaper trend.
The good quality well bred steers saw a slightly cheaper trend. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to a cheaper trend, up to 15c/kg in places where breed and quality were factors.
There was a breed and quality related dearer market for heavy feeder steers. In the yearling heifer market again the secondary and plain quality heifers saw a significantly cheaper trend, struggling to attract much competition. There were some high quality medium and heavy weight yearling heifers suitable to the trade penned.
There were slightly cheaper trends for all but the plainest quality and condition cows. Those cows attracted little competition and sold to a much cheaper market trend. Heavy bulls were cheaper.
Calves: 80kg+ PR C1 93.7c RS C1 185.4c
Vealer Steer: 0-200kg RS C1 221c RS C2 216c RS D1 165.4c RS E1 74c
200-280kg RS C2 240.7c
Vealer Heifer: 0-200kg PR C2 172c RS C1 168c RS C2 144c RS D1 166c RS E1 65.6c
200-280kg PR C2 188.8c PR C3 250c RS C2 200.1c
Yearling Steer: 0-200kg RS C2 151.8c RS D2 186c
200-280kg FD C2 222.9c RS C2 197.4c RS D1 180.5c RS D2 170c
280-330kg FD C2 287.2c PR C3 260c RS C2 274.4c RS C3 242c RS D2 196.5c
330-400kg FD C2 280.9c RS C2 269.5c
400kg+ FD C2 311.8c FD C3 284c PR C3 290.7c
Yearling Heifer: 0-200kg PR C2 160c RS C1 130c RS D1 93.5c RS D2 100c
200-280kg FD C2 245c PR C2 202.3c PR D2 140c RS C2 183.2c RS D2 171c
280-330kg FD C2 244c FD C3 241c FD D2 218c PR C2 208.4c PR C3 258c RS C2 215c RS D2 180c
330-400kg FD C2 250.1c PR C3 283c
400kg+ PR C3 284.5c PR C4 288c
Grown Steer: 0-400kg FD D2 213kg RS C2 231c RS D1 228c RS D2 208c
400-500kg FD C2 245c PR C3 275c
500-600kg PR C3 293c
600-750kg PR C3 311c
750kg+ PR C4 317c
Grown Heifer: 0-540kg FD C2 230c FD D2 220c PR C2 190c PR C3 259.1c PR D3 236.9c RS D1 76c RS D2 140c
540kg+ PR C4 276.6c
Cows: 0-400kg PR D1 156c PR D2 178c PR E1 60c RS D1 58c RS D2 186c
400-520kg FD D2 191.9c FD D3 195.0c PR D1 120c PR D2 188.2c PR D3 198.2c PR D4 200c RS D1 160.2c RS D2 181.8c
520kg+ PR C3 251.5c PR C4 247.8c PR D3 218.1c PR D4 235.9c RS D2 182c
Bulls: 0-450kg PR C2 257c
600kg+ PR B2 245.5c PR C2 230.1c PR D2 206.8c