Vealers standout in bigger yarding
There were approximately 2300 export and 700 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 1500 head week on week.
There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating in a solid market.
Quality was good in 1400 the steers and bullocks, however the young cattle were quite mixed with secondary and plainer cattle throughout.
Competition was solid for grown steers and bullocks, as well as the better end of the manufacturing steers.
Trade cattle sold mostly firm, with a few vealers selling at higher prices, while some plainer light weight young cattle struggled to attract competition.
Heavy weight vealers suited to butcher orders sold from 274c-309c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 284-298c/kg.
Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 250c-289c/kg.
Grown steers, sold firm to 5c dearer, making from 272c-304c/kg. Bullocks sold from 280c-296c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 217c-244c, with the crossbred portion improving 3c mostly, and selling between 220c-287c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 130c-189c, ranging from firm to 5c/kg easier. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 175c-235c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls sold mostly from 216c-264c, after a top of 287c, back 17-23c/kg. Light and medium weights slipped 30-40c, and ranged from 162c-210c/kg for most.
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