Cattle: Numbers nearly halved for a yarding of 687 head. All classes of cattle experienced a reduction in numbers. Quality of the young cattle was fairly mixed with several pens of well bred steers and heifers, however there was a few lines of plain cattle through the sale. There were a few less buyer operating this week, and some buyers were selective in their purchases.
The market varied throughout the sale with the lighter end of the yearling steers selling 10c/kg dearer, however the heavier yearling steers struggled to hold firm, breed quality also had an influence on some pens. Medium weight feeder steers averaged 275c, while res-tockers sold to 326c/kg for light weights. Heavy feeder steers ranged from 250c to 285c/kg. Re-stocker and feeder heifers sold on a firm to dearer trend, selling to 278c, and trade heifers sold to a top of 280c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, along with a small penning of grown steers and heifers. The odd grown steers topped at 250c to processors, and to 270c/kg for feeders. Grown heifers sold up to 257c/kg. The cow market improved by 20c, with 3 score medium weights averaging 221c and heavy cows selling to a top of 230c/kg.