Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 377
There was a similar size yarding for the usual buyers that were present as they operated in a slightly dearer market. A mixed quality penning of approximately 313 dairy bred cows, 28 mixed age heifers, 13 steers and 15 bulls. The cows sold to a dearer trend from firm to 5c dearer, bulls were from firm to 10c/kg stronger and the limited supply of grown and younger cattle remained firm.
In the young cattle portion of the sale a couple of dairy bred yearling steers made from 310c to 338c with the top market price a vealer bull making to 470c/kg going to a restocker. A single beef bred yearling heifer made to 330c and a few sales of the better quality dairy bred yearling heifers made from 222c to 300c/kg. A pen of 4 grown Friesian steers sold to 295c, with dairy bred grown heifers making from 250c to to 295c/kg.
A limited selection of heavy beef cows sold from 320c to 340c and a few medium weight beef cows made from 230c to 265c/kg. Heavy dairy cows made from 260c to 316c with leaner dairy bred cows 220c to 252c/kg. The plainer cows sold from 168c to 220c as the lighter poorer cows made from 100c to 170c/kg. Restockers provided some extra competition during the cow market and paid from 100c to 220c/kg. The best of the beef bulls sold from 315c to 350c with dairy bulls selling from mainly 264c to 292c/kg.
Market Reporter: Tim Delany