Fine heifers rewarded

There were approximately 1325 export and 200 young cattle penned representing an increase of 300 head week on week.
Most of the usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mixed market. Quality improved a little in the prime categories while cow numbers were still prominent.
The handful of vealers suited to butchers sold a few cents dearer. Yearling trade steers averaged a little easier with quality an issue while the heifer portion sold dearer on the back of a significant improvement in quality.
Grown steers eased 4c while the bullocks improved 2c/kg. Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers were off 3c to 6c/kg. Cows sold mostly 5c to 10c/kg cheaper with competition softening as the sale ran. Heavy weight bulls jumped 22c/kg.
Vealers to butchers sold from 330c to 350c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 310c and 322c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 295c and 325c/kg.
Grown steers made from 292c to 311c/kg. Bullocks sold from 300c to 322c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 250c and 279c with the crossbred portion between 269c and 303c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 167c and 224c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 208c to 268c/kg. The better shaped heavy weight bulls sold from 285c to 307c/kg.

Cow hunt: Erin Orchard and daughter Willow from Mirboo North were at VLE Leongatha last Thursday, looking for cattle to restock their property.

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