Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 863
Another rain reduced penning with good falls across the drawing areas. All categories were represented with a good supply of heavy grown steers and bullocks. The quality of the offering was generally good as was condition. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance.
Varying trends for vealer steers to restockers. The lighter weights up to 330kg sold to a dearer trend of as much as 10c/kg, while the heavier weights were cheaper by a similar margin. Breed and quality variations accounted for differing price change. The heifer portion attracted strong restocker competition to sell on a firm to dearer trend. There was little but quality related change on the medium and heavy weight yearling steers. Trends also varied through the yearling heifers, those to feed seeing cheaper trends, while those to restockers were dearer in places. Trade heifers sold to dearer trends with an improvement in quality.
Heavy weight grown steers to process sold to a slightly dearer market trend. The older bullocks were well received. The best of the heavy weight cows sold to a slightly dearer market trend with some improvement in quality. The plainer grades sold to cheaper trends for the most part.
Market Reporter, James Armitage.