Agents yarded the slightly larger number of 909 head of live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to another large field of trade and processor buyers who all were active on a good quality offering. Feeders provided extra competition this week as they competed to take a larger portion of those on offer as the market sold to dearer rates with increases of 10c to 20c/kg common across the board with more in select places. Vealer numbers rose this week as the steers made from 276c to 315c and heifers sold from 254c to 288c, with the trade and feeders competing for supply. Yearling steers to the trade sold from 265c to a high of 300c as similar heifers made from 205c to 292c/kg. Feeders competed strongly here as they sourced steers from 222c to 298c and heifers from 233c to 269c/kg. Restockers only took home a small number this week as they operated on steers from 269c to 286c and on heifers from 205c to 225c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks dropped away in numbers but not in quality as they sold from 250c to 293c as grown heifers made from 235c to 273c and manufacturing steers returned from 230c to 247c/kg. Good competition was witnessed in the cow section as the heavy types sold from 220c to a high of 252c, as the lighter pens made from 135c to 222c and a small offering of bulls sold from 238c to 254c/kg.