Report Date: 17th Aug 2022
Total Yarding: 278
Numbers continue to decrease and the quality was fair. There were some good pens of weaner heifers returning to the paddock reaching 624c/kg, along with some well finished yearling heifers to suit the trade. Grown steers were well supplied and there were 36 mostly prime heavyweight cows. There was strong competition for a limited supply of cattle selling to a dearer trend.
Prime vealers reached 540c/kg. Trade yearling steers were firm selling from 470c to 540c and yearling heifers to process, lifted 10c/kg making from 430c to 538c/kg. Yearling steers to feed and returning to the paddock were up to 20c/kg dearer, selling from 456c to 593c/kg. There were no feeder heifers. Weaner steers returning to the paddock were mostly dearer selling from 454c to 608c/kg. The heifer portion was over 70c dearer making from 460c to 624c/kg.
Heavy grown steers were cheaper being quality related, selling from 330c to 440c and the grown heifers topped at 420c/kg. D2 cows lifted 4c selling from 230c to 310c/kg and the heavy prime cows were 32c better, making from 355c to 405c/kg. The best heavy weight bull reached 336c/kg.
Market reporter, David Kent.