Dairy cows stand out

There were approximately 1700 export and 200 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 340 head week on week.
The current regular buying group was present and operating in a slightly cheaper prime market, dearer for dairy cows.
Quality was mixed with prime cattle in short supply and dairy lines being heavily represented in the cow draft.
The handful of vealers suited to butcher orders sold firm while a limited selection of yearlings to the trade eased 3c to 4c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks sold from firm to 5c/kg cheaper off last weeks highs. Friesian manufacturing steers gained 5c while the crossbreds were mostly firm.
Heavy weight beef cows sold firm while dairy cows lifted 10c to 15c for most and up to 25c/kg for light weights. Heavy weight bulls sold firm.
Heavy vealers to butchers sold from 300c to 339c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade made between 275c and 313c/kg for a limited selection.
Grown steers sold between 290c and 329c/kg. Bullocks made from 295c to 327c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 228c to 264c with the crossbred portion from 248c to 290c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 150c and 220c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 191c and 249c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made from 239c to 277c/kg.


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