Report Date: 16th May 2022
Total Yarding: 1437
There was a small reduction in the overall supply. There were increased numbers of young cattle however grown cattle and cow numbers fell. The quality and condition of the offering was fair to good with some good quality lines of vealers and yearlings suitable to restock and feed. The usual buyers were in attendance and restocker demand was boosted by recent rain.
The strong restocker demand resulted in a good quality penning of vealers selling to dearer trends. An improvement in quality accounted for some strong price change. Medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed met with increased demand to also sell on a firm to dearer market trend. Again quality was a factor in price change. The heavy weight feeder steers sold to a slightly cheaper trend with an increase in weight accounting for some change. Yearling heifers to restock and feed sold to dearer trends, while reduced processor demand saw trade heifers cheaper.
Heavy weight grown steers to feed sold to a cheaper trend. Milk tooth steers over 500kg included in this category. Well finished grown heifers to process sold to a slightly cheaper trend despite there being and improvement in quality. There was little change in the cow market with some improved quality lots available.
Market reporter; James Armitage.