CATTLE: Numbers were similar to last week to yard 910 with a very good selection of grain assisted cattle available, both in the yearling and cow categories. A full complement of buyers were present to take advantage of the quality penning and operated in a much dearer market.
Limited numbers of weaners sold to dearer trends, with re-stockers operating, particularly in the heifer category, seeing rises of up to 54c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to significantly dearer trends, up to 60c/kg, to re-stocker interest. Store condition steers 260-300kg $2.80-$3.10 with the younger fresher types making .50c more. Light steers to feed saw slight rises, medium weights, up 8c/kg. Heavy and trade steers sold to much dearer trends, up 17c, with the medium weights, up to 58c/kg better. Similarly, light heifers sold to re-stockers, up 10c/kg. Trade heifers also sold to dearer trends, up 9c/kg.
Grown steers saw dearer trends of 12c, the heifer portion up 47c/kg. All cow categories sold to dearer trends, both to processors and re-stockers. Light and medium weight cows saw substantially dearer trends to re-stocker interest. The trade price also increased for medium weights, with good offerings of well finished D3 and D4 cows selling 19 to 29c/kg better. Heavy cows to $3.22. A better-quality bull penning saw the best bulls to 25c/kg dearer.
Sheep sale next week 18th February.
Goats still returning between $8.50 and $9.50, contact us for exact rates.