Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 632
There was an increase in the overall numbers. Vealers made up the bulk of the offering presenting in condition mostly suitable to restockers. There was a fair supply of yearlings and limited numbers of grown cattle. The quality of the young cattle was mostly good. There were still a few secondary and plain quality lots. The usual restocker and feeder orders were in place however there was a less than full compliment of export processors in attendance.
Strong restocker demand combined with the good quality resulted in dearer trends through the vealers. There were good numbers of cattle displaying strong weight for age. In most cases there was significant price improvement. Yearling steers in the medium weight class attracted keen demand with both breed and quality attracting buyers. Once again Market trends were dearer and substantially so. There were limited supplies of heifer yearlings to suit the trade.
Grown steers to feed sold to a much dearer trend. Heavy weights to process were firm to dearer under increased demand. That dearer trend carried into the cow market where trends were up to 16c/kg dearer in the heavy weights.
Market reporter; James Armitage.