There were approximately 570 export and 300 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 270 head week-on-week. The
usual buying group was present, competing in a dearer market in places. Quality improved in the heifer portion of the young
draft, while well finished heavy weight cattle were in short supply. There was slight improvement in the limited selection of
vealers. Yearling trade steers were in short supply and sold firm, while the heifer portion improved 15c/kg. Grown steers sold
mostly firm with the odd dearer sale, while the short supply of bullocks lifted 5c to 10c/kg. Cows sold from firm up to 10c/kg
dearer in places and the heavy bulls lifted a few cents.
Well finished vealers sold from 302c to 332c, with secondary lots receiving from 252c to 305c/kg. Yearling trade steers made
from 290c and 348c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 260c and 327c/kg.
Grown steers made from 285c to 315c/kg. Bullocks sold from 294c to 314c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows received
from 164c and 230c/kg. Most heavy weight cows sold from 203c and 255c and heavy bulls received from 217c to 255c/kg.