Top heifers rise by 5 cents/kg

There were approximately 2500 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 150 head week on week.
There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market. The trade cattle were mixed in quality and sold to firm demand, with the yearling heifers up by 3c to 5c/kg on average for better quality.
Quality was good in the 1500 steers and bullocks and demand remained solid from processors, with most averages equal and the best heavy weights easing a couple of cents.
Most weights and grades were represented in the 700 cows and demand was firm from processors, with heavy weights 1c or 2c/kg either side of equal.
Light weight cows gained up to 8c/kg in places with a local grazier pushing up the plainer end of the draft.
The best B muscle bulls sold firm, while most improved 6c to 10c/kg.
A few vealers sold from 210c to 247c/kg. Yearling trade steers were again in short supply, making from 222c to 238c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade made between 202c and 238c/kg.
Grown steers sold between 218c and 236c/kg. Bullocks made from 214c to 240c/kg. Heavy weight bullocks sold from 214c to 231c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish made between 195c and 223c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 186c and 196c, with the crossbred portion between 199c and 222c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made from 124c to 160c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 153c to 188c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made between 190c and 245c/kg.


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