Quality lifts prices


Quality lifts prices

There were approximately 2250 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 900 head week on week.
There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market.
The young drafts were mixed in quality, with a better draft of yearling heifers but fewer yearling steers suited to the trade. Vealers improved around 4c to 6c while the yearling heifers to the trade gained 10c/kg for the heavy weights.
Quality was good, with the smaller draft of 1500 steers and bullocks very well presented. Grown steers and bullocks improved 4c to 8c for most and more in places. Heavy weight grown heifers gained 6c/kg.
Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers lifted 7c while the crossbred portion gained 3c to 6c/kg. Light weight cows sold up to 11c dearer while the heavy weights sold from 2c to 5c/kg dearer for most. Heavy weight bulls lifted 4c to 6c/kg on most sales.
The vealers sold mostly from 210c to 240c/kg. Yearling heifers suited to the trade made between 204c and 240c/kg.
Grown steers sold between 219c and 241c/kg. Bullocks made from 216c to 244c/kg. Heavy weight bullocks sold from 216c to 232c/kg.
Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish made between 195c and 220c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 187c and 210c with the crossbred portion between 202c and 223c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows made from 140c to 175c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 163c to 200c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made between 188c and 246c/kg.


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