There were approximately 650 export and 150 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 280 head week on week.
There was one regular processor absent from the gallery with the remainder of the usual group showing stronger interest in a dearer market.
The young cattle were predominantly plainer drafts with very few suited to the trade and feeders and restockers were operating on the suitable lines.
Grown steers and bullocks were in very short supply, improving 4c, while the heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers gained 6c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish were in greater numbers, selling 7c/kg dearer.
The 300 cows saw the best of the stronger demand, with prices lifting 8c to 10c for most, while the heavy weight bulls improved 3c to 5c/kg.
A limited selection of vealers sold from 170c to 199c/kg. Most of the yearling trade steers returned to the paddock or feedlot between 147c and 168c/kg. Yearling heifers returning to the paddock sold between 127c and 149c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks made from 175c to 187c/kg on most sales. Well finished heavy weight grown heifers sold from 163c to 179c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 160c to 168c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 115c and 135c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 135c and 164c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made from 170c to 205c/kg.
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