Numbers were down by 150 for a yarding of 1350 head. Yearlings were well supplied especially heifers, although yearling steers were well represented. There was a small penning of vealer steers and heifers, with the largest percentage going to re-stockers and cows dominated the grown cattle section. Quality of the young cattle was fairly mixed with large numbers of well-bred cattle suitable for feeders and re-stockers, while there were only a small percentage of yearlings that were acquired by the trade. Overall the market continued to hold up strong, although re-stocker vealer steers were down by 10c to sell to a top of 350c/kg. Feeder steers increased by 4c to 5c, with the medium weights averaging 328c and heavy feeder steers sold to a top of 337c/kg. Feeder and re-stocker heifers were up in price by 5c to 7c, with medium weights selling from 305c/kg to 322c/kg. The small numbers of trade heifers were slightly dearer, ranging from 291c/kg to 320c/kg. The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers. The market was strong, with grown steers selling to a top of 311c and heifers sold to 280c/kg. The cow market was generally firm, although some of the medium weight cows were slightly dearer. Medium weights averaged 237c/kg and heavy cows sold to a top of 259c/kg.
Next sheep and lamb sale 8th December.