Price rises leave farmers smiling


Price rises leave farmers smiling

There were approximately 1600 export and 400 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 330 head week on week.
There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market.
Quality was mixed, with prime cattle in limited numbers and secondary and plainer drafts well supplied.
The offering of young cattle held few suited to the trade, with the yearling heifers averaging 8c to 12c/kg dearer.
Grown steers and bullocks sold to fierce competition and were mostly 20c to 28c/kg dearer. Heavy weight Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers gained 19c to 22c/kg.
The 850 cows were keenly sought after, improving 5c to 15c for most, while the heavy weight bulls sold 4c to
10c/kg dearer.
The vealers sold mostly from 290c to 354c/kg. Yearling trade steers reached 340c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade made between 288c and 335c/kg.
Grown steers sold between 324c and 372c/kg. Bullocks made from 320c to 368c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 274c to 302c, with the crossbred portion from 290c to 336c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made between 210c and 260c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly between 252c and 300c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made from 250c to 314c/kg.
The next sale draw – August 12: 1. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 2. SEJ, 3. Alex Scott & Staff, 4. Rodwells, 5. Elders, 6. Landmark.


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