There was a reduced yarding this week, that included a large penning of cows. There was a fair supply of young cattle, however grown cattle were in limited supply.
The quality of the offering was mostly good with few secondary quality cattle.
Condition was fair to very good in both the yearlings and the cows.
There was a reduced gallery of buyers in attendance.
Demand was weaker for the most part through the young cattle with less restocker and feedlot participation.
This resulted in cheaper trends in the majority of categories. Light and medium weight vealer steers to restock were significantly cheaper.
The heavy weights were only slightly affected.
Light weight yearling steers experienced cheaper trends, substantial in places.
Medium and heavy weight feeder steers suffered a little from the reduced competition, down 5c to 10c/kg, and more in places where condition was greater.
There was not a lot of change in the market for feeder heifers with the usual buyers in attendance.
Well finished heavy trade heifers were significantly cheaper under limited competition.
There were limited supplies of heavy grown steers, the well finished grown heifers much cheaper with quality and competition factors.
There was a reduction in competition for cows with market trends cheaper, down 15c/kg on the well finished heavy weights and more on the plainer condition lots.
As in previous weeks quite a lot of the better cows were destined for the domestic market.
0-200kg RS C2 6 494.0 - 494.0 494.0 N/Q - 963 - 963 963
200-280kg RS C2 420c
280-330kg RS C2 456c
330kg+ FD C3 420c
0-200kg RS C2 382c
200-280kg RS C2 402c
280-330kg FD C2 392c PR C3 389c
200-280kg RS C2 398.9c RS D2 356c
280-330kg RS C2 395.2c RS C3 402c
330-400kg FD C2 388.8c RS C2 385cc RS D2 280c
400kg+ FD C2 397.8c FD C3 384.5c PR C3 371c
0-200kg RS D2 300c
200-280kg RS C2 350.5c RS D2 347.9c
280-330kg FD C2 378c RS C2 362.6c RS C3 390c
330-400kg FD C2 374.6c FD C3 389.7c PR C3 380.4c PR D2 280c RS C2 390.3c RS C3 396c
400kg+ PR C3 355.8c PR C4 355c
500-600kg PR C3 354.3c
0-540kg FD C2 330kg FD C3 361.2c PR C2 280c PR C3 306.3c PR D2 263c PR D3 302c RS C2 375c
540kg+ PR C3 288.1c PR C4 274c PR D2 270c
400-520kg PR D2 253.3c PR D3 264.8c RS D2 251.4c RS D3 226c
520kg+ PR C3 279.6c PR C4 280.6c PR D3 274.4c PR D4 281.6c
0-450kg PR C2 286c RS C2 420c
450-600kg PR B2 258c PR C2 265.5c
600kg+ PR B2 276.4c PR B3 282c PR C2 262.5c