CATTLE: Numbers eased this week by a little under half to yard 835 down by 526. There was a good balance of young cattle and cows, with drafts of grain assisted offerings available. An extra cow buyer attended after a short absence and all the regular buyers competed in a dearer market. Re-stockers were competitive in the weaner penning, both steers and heifers posting gains, steers selling to 280c and heifers from 189c to 236c/kg. Yearling feeder steers saw rising trends of 6c, with re-stockers purchasing yearlings up to 286c/kg. Heavy feeders saw trends rise 8c/kg. Light C2 heifers to feed also saw a rise, up to 14c, with medium weights up 18c/kg. Heavy trade heifers experienced strong gains up 13c/kg. Grown heifers to the trade saw a rise in trends of 19c/kg. Plain, light feeder cows gained substantial rises, with D2 medium weights up 5c/kg. D3 medium cows saw a rise of 30c and heavy D3 cows experienced a rise of 15c/kg. Heavy bulls saw a slight decrease of 5c, to 272c/kg.