CATTLE: Numbers were like last sale with a slight reduction in the cow offering to yard 812 head in a fair to good quality penning of cattle.. The regular buyers attended on a day that saw cow sales firm on trends for most of that offering with only a few sales slightly dearer. Weaner steers and heifers saw dearer trends to re-stocker competition with the steers up 22c, the heifer portion experiencing a rise of 15c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg sold to significant rises to re-stocker interest as did the feeder portion under 330kg. Younger type weaned steers out of the Bundarra area 270 kg made to $4.10, some lighter calves made to $4.60 but under or around the 200kg weight range and non-weaned. Medium weight steers to feed saw cheaper trends owing to a decline in quality which was back 7c/kg. Similarly, the heavy drafts of feeder steers sold to cheaper trends of 13c/kg. The yearling heifer drafts also saw a reduction in trends, the light feeders marginally cheaper, back 4c, with the medium weights down 9c/kg. The lighter drafts of grown steers to feed sold to a reduction of 15c/kg. Heavy grown heifers to the trade sold to a cheaper trend, back 20c/kg owing to a quality variation. PTIC 4-6 tooth hfrs around the 440kg to $3.60 to a re-stocker. Medium weight cows saw only a token reduction in trends which may have been quality and weight related. Cows 380-420 kg made from $2.60-$2.72, heavy cows 660kg made up to $3.05. Bulls bringing early $3’s.
Sheep and lambs : Tuesday 7th July.