Cat, Wgt (Qty), c/kg, $/hd
- Light Steers <350 (193), top 294.2c/kg, $1028/hd; av 242.8c/kg, $682/hd
- Light Heifers <350 (243), top 260c/kg, $754/hd; av 201.4c/kg, $526/hd
- Trade Steers 351-500 (66), top 291.2c/kg, $1172/hd; av 256c/kg, $1008/hd
- Trade Heifers 351-500 (84), top 250c/kg, $1197/hd; av 208.6c/kg, $850/hd
- Export Steers 501+ (15), top 265c/kg,$1352/hd; av 212.5c/kg, $1290/hd
- Export Heifers 501+ (41), top 258.2c/kg, $1801/hd; av 231.1c/kg, $1238/hd
- Cows (367), top 240.2c/kg, $1681/hd; av 192.1c/kg, $951/hd
- Bulls <700 (53), top 230.2c/kg, $1283/hd; av 178.1c/kg, $530/hd
- Bulls >700 (10), top 250c/kg, $2800/hd; av 218.9c/kg, $2023/hd
Overall numbers were back and the quality was on the plain side.
Yearlings were best supplied and there were several large drafts of vender bred cattle.
Grown steers remain in short supply, but there was an increase in grown heifers.
Around 300 cows were offered in a dearer market, which sold to a larger buying group than usual.
Weaners lifted 20c, selling from 200c to 244c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers were 30c stronger, 265c to 280c, with backgrounders reaching 294c/kg.
Light heifers gained 25c, selling from 180c to 225c/kg.
Heifers to feed lifted 5c on average, selling between 225c and 250c/kg.
The few trade cattle were firm 240c to 260c/kg.
Grown steers to feed ranged from 252c to 260c and the best to process reached 265c/kg.
The heavy grown heifers received 233c to 258c/kg.
Cows were 25c to 30c dearer, with the medium weight 2 scores making 155c to 199c/kg.
Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 195c to 240c to average 228c/kg.
Prime Sheep, Lamb
Lamb numbers lifted and included 6,100 new season lambs. The quality was similar with good numbers of store lambs and trade weights. Heavy new season lambs remain limited and there were plenty of Merino lambs, most of which were lighter weights. All the usual buyers were operating in a dearer market.
New season lambs to restock sold from $70 to $128/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $4 to $5 dearer and ranged from $126 to $162/head. Heavy lambs were $10 to $12 better ranging from $178 to $183 and extra heavy lambs reached $200/head and averaged 650c to 700c/kg cwt.
Old lambs were firm with trades $139 to $175 and light trade Merino lambs sold from $86 to $110/head.
Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was fair. Most fell into the light and medium weight ranged and prices were $10 to $15/head dearer. Medium weights sold from $84 to $115/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged between $106 and $155/head. Merino wethers $91 to $130/head. Most of the medium and heavy mutton averaged 440c to 460c/kg cwt.
Cat (Qty) $/hd
- Suckers XB (6174), top $200; av $118.05
- Lambs Merino (1736) top $149.20; av $78.86
- Lambs XB (300), top $200; av $100.07
- Hoggets XB (91), top $160; av $117.18
- Wethers Merino (2106), top $130; av $73.28
- Ewes XB (1873), top $155; av $96.76
- Ewes Merino (3802), top $129.60; av $73.98