Report Date: 19th May 2022
Total Yarding: 752
With most people still experiencing very wet conditions numbers remain low. It was only a fair quality yarding with young cattle making up the bulk of the yarding along with odd lots of grown steers and heifers and there were 100 mixed cows yarded. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance though some were not operating.
Young cattle to the trade were close to firm with prime vealers selling to 598c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 558c to 588c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 505c to 562c/kg. Lightweight feeders were a little cheaper though the heavier feeder steers and heifers were 6c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 490c to 625c while the feeder heifers sold from 492c to 558c/kg. Weaners to the restockers remain strong though the older cattle to the backgrounders were cheaper on quality. Steer weaners to the restockers sold to 768c while the young heifers sold to 635c/kg. Steer yearlings to the backgrounders sold from 430c to 752c/kg.
Limited numbers of grown steers and heifers were 10c dearer with the prime grown steers selling from 460c to 500c while the prime grown heifers sold from 460c to 500c/kg. Cows were 2c cheaper with the 2 and 3 scores to the processors selling from 310c to 355c/kg. Prime heavy weight cows sold from 340c to 372c to average 360c/kg. Heavy bulls were dearer selling to 376c/kg.
Market reporter; David Monk.