Yearling heifers drop by 30 cents/kg

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Yearling heifers drop by 30 cents/kg

A reduction in numbers yarded saw 300 trade, 400 steers and bullocks, 650 cows and 40 bulls penned, with most of the regular buyers present.
Quality was mostly plain to average, with the exception of some pens of good quality grown steers. Prices were generally cheaper for most weights and grades.
The trade draft was predominantly made up of heifers most of which were of secondary quality. The few C2 vealers topped at 343c at an average of 307c/kg. Yearling trade heifers of average quality made from 297c to 326c to be up to 30c/kg cheaper.
The grown steer yarding saw prices ease 10c to 15c/kg, with the exception of the few good quality heavy C3 pens which remained firm to marginally dearer. Medium and heavy weight C3 and C4 lots made from 295c to 333c to average 320c/kg to processors.
Cows made up half the total numbers yarded of which the larger percentage was plain quality dairy bred cows.
Heavy weight beef bred three score cows were up to 20c cheaper, mostly ranging from 246c to 265c, with a pen of European bred cows topping at 280c/kg. The plain D1 Friesian cows made from 180c to 226c to be 20c/kg cheaper to processors.

 

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