Report Date: 16th May 2022
Total Yarding: 312
Approximately 312 cattle yarded of mixed quality ranging from plain to very good. All the usual buying group attended in a mixed market. Bidding was more intense on the better quality cattle with good finish and lighter weight well bred young cattle to feed on. Young cattle selling firm to 10c dearer in places. Heavy cows sold to 15c dearer to the trade in places and lighter weights selling to 20c/kg cheaper. Restockers were again competitive on cows to go back to the paddock selling to 488c/kg.
Vealers sold from 500c to 636c for the better-quality types and from 400c to 486c/kg for the secondary types mostly selling to restockers. Yearlings sold from 480c to 550c to the trade while feeders paid 450c to 596c/kg.
Grown Steers made from 364c to 410c/kg while the heifers sold from 340c to 500c gaining 15c/kg for the better quality clean bodies types. Manufacturing dairy steers sold to 368c/kg. Heavy well-bred cows sold to the trade from 280c to 360c/kg. Medium weights sold from 208c to 298c and light weight cows were to 210c/kg. Restockers paid 214c to 474c/kg. Heavy beef bulls sold to 333c and Vealers and yearling bulls made to 450c/kg.
Market Reporter, Sheona Lamb.