Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 568
Numbers were down by 319 for a yarding of 568 head, consisting mainly of young cattle and there was a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of yearling steers and heifers, along with a few pens of vealer steers and heifers. Quality was fairly good with several runs of well bred cattle through the sale, and there was a good selection of mainly medium weight and heavy cattle offered which suited feeder and background buyers.
The market remained strong with most cattle selling firm to slightly dearer. Restocker weaner steers sold to a top of 812c/kg. Feeder steers ranged from 450c to 582c, while restockers toped at 698c/kg. Feeder yearling heifers sold from 420c to 550c, and restockers to 610c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows and a few pens of grown steers and heifers. Grown steers sold to 422c, while grown heifers sold to a top of 420c/kg. There was a good yarding of cows with the largest percentage being 3 and 4 score medium and heavy weights. The market regained some of last weeks loss to be firm to 5c dearer, with 3 score medium weights averaging 348c, and heavy cows sold to 383c, while restocker cows toped at 380c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 338c/kg.
Market Reporter, Doug Robson.