Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 1000
There were 710 exports and 330 trade cattle penned amongst the exports were 475 cows. There was a larger gallery of buyers, however not all were operating. There were several pens of good quality medium an heavy bullocks that attracted much stronger competition from last week to be up by 15c/kg. Dairy cows prices also showed a stronger trend. The better end of the heavy well condition beef cows remained improved in price while some of the plainer lots met cheaper rates.
The trade cattle were of mixed quality, not as many lighter weighted cattle this sale, with the vealers having a bit more weight. The vealers ranged from 580c to 628c/kg. Restockers secured the majority of the calves under 280kg liveweight and paid to 628c/kg. The yearlng steers made from 520c to 590c/kg. The yearling heifers ranged from 480 to 610c/kg.
The 400 to 500kg steers also met price rises and made from 442c to 560c/kg, the 500 to 600kg steers remained similiar to last week and made from 440c to 515c/kg. There was an excellent line of C4 Angus beef steers 600kg plus that made to highs of 494c/kg, bullocks were between 440c to 488c/kg. The heavy Freisian cows made from 283c to 337c/kg to be dearer on last sale, The heavy beef cows were a bit erractic with the buyers selective on type. The C and D muscled cows made from 320c to 390c/kg.