Cattle numbers lifted and the quality was mixed at Yass on Thursday.
There were more weaners and light plain grown heifers which suited restockers.
There was a good run of feeders and there was a heavier run of feeder steers.
Heavy trade cattle were very limited. Grown steers were limited and the quality improved. Close to 540 cows were offered.
Weaner steers were cheaper, mostly quality related, ranging from 180 cents a kilogram to a pen that reached 306c/kg.
Heifers were 20c stronger, making 170c to 225c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers were back 8c, from 270c to 316c and heavy weights were firm to dearer with heavier steers purchased 255c to 315c/kg.
A better run of grown steers lifted 20c, reaching 300c/kg.
The light grown heifers were dearer 148c to 234c to restockers and heavy weights to process sold from 235c to 275c/kg.
The medium weight 2 score cows were 15c cheaper from 130c to 179c/kg.
Heavy weights were 9c and more in places cheaper, selling from 179c to 221c, averaging 210c/kg on the 4 score cows.
Category, Weight, Qty, c/kg, $/Hd
- Light steers, 350, 211, top 310, $1061; ave 250, $640
- Light heifers, 350, 265, top 270, $931; ave 217.3, $577
- Trade steers, 351-500, 129, top 316, $1495; ave 286.9, $1161
- Trade heifers, 351-500, 85, top 268, $1223; ave 214.3, $858
- Export steers, 501+, 99, top 319.2, $1746; ave 299.5, $1601
- Export heifers, 501+, 18, top 272.2, $1538; ave 256, $1310
- Cows, 638, top 238.2, $1625; ave 165.1, $796
- Bulls, 700, 36, top 220, $1178; ave 198.5, $662
- Bulls, 700, 11, top 225, $2299; ave 212.2, $1875
Prime Sheep, Lamb
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was fair to good at Yass on Wednesday.
Trade weights were best supplied and were in demand. There was a small run of heavy lambs and only a few good store lambs. The market sold to a cheaper trend.
The 2 score processing lambs sold from $110 to $139 easing $13 a head.
The medium and heavy trade lambs eased $1 to $5 and made from $144 to $199 a head.
Heavy lambs eased $15 to $20, receiving from $184 to $215 and extra heavy lambs sold from $222 to $265 a head, averaging from 800c to 850c/kg cwt.
Heavy hoggets sold to $236 a head. Dorper lambs sold to $206 a head.
Mutton numbers eased and quality was mixed. Prices were also cheaper.
Medium weight ewes received from $108 to $170 a head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $180 to $237 a head. Crossbred wethers reached $236 a head.
Carcase prices were from 600c to 650c/kg cwt on average.
Category, Qty, $/Hd
- Lambs Merino, 1130, top $162; ave $120.28
- Lambs XB, 4349, top $265; ave $173.68
- Hoggets XB, 252, top $236; ave $190.02
- Wethers Merino, 651, top $206; ave $128.21
- Ewes XB, 976, top $237.20; ave $194.36
- Ewes Merino, 2593, top $201; ave $132.94
Market Report: MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service.
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