With not enough rain to make a difference there was an increased penning, almost double the previous week.
There was a good supply of cows, varying in condition. Yearlings were well supplied along with an increased supply of vealers.
The overall quality of the cattle was mostly good, with condition varying greatly. The full field of regular processors were in attendance, along with increased feedlot competition and a good number of restocker orders.
Demand for young cattle was very strong with vealers posting strong gains, both to restockers and processors.
Light weight yearling steers to restockers saw a much dearer trend with the strongest price gains in the lightly muscled steers.
Medium and heavy weight feeder steers posted strong gains in the face of the extra competition.
Yearling heifers to restock and feed sold to significantly dearer trends, those carrying sufficient weight and deemed suitable to feed attracting strong competition.
Well finished heifers suitable to the trade met increased competition to also post strong gains.
There were limited supplies of heavy grown steers with quality affecting price change on a slightly dearer market trend.
All classes of grown heifers sold to dearer trends. High demand for cows from all sectors resulted in dearer trends of 30c to 40c/kg and more in places.
There were substantially dearer trends for heavy bulls with some improvement in quality.
80kg+ RS C1 273.4c
0-200kg RS C1 297c
200-280kg RS C2 293.8c
0-200kg PR C2 290c PR D2 238c
200-280kg PR C2 292.8c PR C3 275c RS C2 305.3c
200-280kg RS C2 303.3c RS D2 302.9c
280-330kg FD C2 288.8c RS C2 299.1c
330-400kg FD C2 313.5c PR C2 286c PR C3 300c
400kg+ FD C2 313c FD C3 308.8c PR C3 308c
0-200kg RS D1 175c
200-280kg PR C2 272.9c RS C2 271.8c RS D2 228.6c
280-330kg FD C2 275.5c PR C3 260c RS B2 320c RS C2 290.6c RS D2 212c
330-400kg FD C2 300.3c FD C3 296.9c PR C3 286c
400kg+ FD C3 302.7c PR C3 303.9c RS D2 290c
0-400kg RS C2 295c RS D2 274c
400-500kg FD C2 301.7c PR C3 300c
500-600kg FD C3 290.7c PR B2 324c PR C3 294.2c
0-540kg FD C2 283c FD C3 269.2c PR C3 262.1c PR C4 268c PR D2 237c RS D2 240c PR C3 298c
0-400kg PR D1 156c PR D2 202c RS D1 116c RS E1 85c
400-520kg FD D2 221c PR C2 235c PR C3 245c PR D2 220c PR D3 230.8c RS D1 182.2c RS D2 214.3c
520kg+ PR C3 258.3c PR C4 265.1c PR D2 219c PR D3 246.9c PR D4 251.2c
0-450kg PR C2 252.3c PR D2 225c
450-600kg PR B2 271.5c PR D2 213c
600kg+ PR B2 280.5c PR C2 252.4c