CATTLE: Numbers lifted to yard 618 head of a quality improved yarding with a very good selection of heavy cows and young cattle offering a significant increase in both numbers and quality. Demand was strong through all classes with an extra processor vying for product, as did re-stockers and feed lots through the young cattle. Re-stockers competed strongly for steer weaners, up to 40c in places with good calves making over $5.00, similarly for the heifer drafts, that category rising 20c/kg on average to reach high $4’s. Light yearling steers to feed saw a dearer trend with a sharp rise in quality. Medium weight steers to feed experienced significant rises, selling to 424c/kg. The heifer offering also saw a rise in trends. Light heifers to the re-stockers sold to 399c/kg. Medium weight feed heifers saw good rises, up 15c/kg. Quality in the grown trade steer drafts lifted to see the top steers average at 330c, up 25c/kg. The demand for heavy feeders took that category to 375c/kg. Grown heifers were firm. Cows saw a substantial rise in trends, mostly with the advent of an extra operator. Medium weights saw a rise of 20c, the heavy D3 and D4 cows, up 30c to 40c, selling to 314c/kg. Bulls to early $3.00’s.
SHEEP: Next sale 26th May.
GOATS: Contact us as rates vary on numbers and weights but still have kill room available.