Report Date: 16th May 2022
Total Yarding: 1113
There were approximately 900 export and 200 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 110 head week-on-week. There was a full field of buyers present but not all operating fully in a dearer market in places. Quality declined in the young cattle while there was a better selection of heavy weights. Trade cattle lifted a few cents on most sales despite the decline in quality. Bullocks improved 15c/kg. Heavy grown heifers eased 10c/kg. A few pens of grain assisted Friesian manufacturing steers put a top on their segment while plainer lots eased slightly. Cows lifted 10c to 20c while heavy bulls gained 5c/kg.
Vealers sold from 520c to 638c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 544c and 600c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 494c and 579c/kg. Grown steers made from 490c to 550c/kg. Bullocks sold from 465c to 520c/kg. Heavy grown heifers made between 431c and 518c/kg.
Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 347c and 445c with the crossbred portion between 390c and 470c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 220c to 355c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 270c to 406c/kg. Heavy bulls made between 313c and 378c/kg.
Market reporter: Brendan Fletcher.