Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 1230
There was little change in numbers, week on week, for a total of 1,173 head. The yarding was made up of a good supply of young cattle and there was a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted of increased numbers of light weight vealer steers and heifers, however there was a fair offering of medium weights. Quality was plainer with incresed numbers of young cattle showing loss of condition, although there was several lines of well bred cattle through the sale. Restockers were active in the market taking most of the young cattle, which went to Southern and Western areas of the State, as well as Queensland.
Competition was stronger with restocker weaner steers and heifers selling 10c/kg dearer, some sales more. Restocker weaner steers ranged from 568c to 872c, while the restocker weaner heifers sold from 500c to 846c/kg. There was only a few yearling steers and they sold to back grounders at a top price of 570c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, with only an odd grown steer and heifer offered. Grown steers sold to 406c and the heifers toped at 416c/kg. The yarding of cows varied in quality with some well finished medium and heavy weights through the sale, however there was increase numbers of mixed quality cows offered. The market regained last weeks loss to be 10c dearer with 3 score medium weights averaging 366c and heavy cows sold to a top of 384c, while restocker cows reached a top price of 388c/kg. Best of the heavy bulls toped at 342c/kg.
Market Reporter, Doug Robson