There were approximately 700 export and 450 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 125 head week-on-week. The
usual buying group was present and operating in a mostly firm market where the better finished vealers sold to stronger
demand. Quality was mixed with a larger selection of vealers, fewer yearling heifers and a large proportion of the grown steers
and bullocks lacking finish. The better vealers lifted 10c/kg while majority sold firm. Most yearling cattle suited to the trade sold
firm with the odd sale a little dearer for better quality. Demand strengthened for feeder steers. Grown steers and bullocks eased
1c to 4c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers sold firm. Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers sold firm with the Friesian
portion in short supply.
Vealers suited to butchers sold from 272c to 336c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 270c and 314c/kg. Yearling heifers to
the trade sold between 248c and 297c/kg. Feeder steers made from 255c to 322c/kg.
Grown steers sold from 256c to 275c/kg. Bullocks made between 257c and 271c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good
finish sold between 250c and 260c/kg. Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers made from 234c to 268c/kg.