Numbers remained steady as agents yarded 1,711 head of live weight and open auction cattle. These sold to a slightly smaller field of trade and processor buyers, with both feeder and restocker orders present and active. Quality eased, with a larger number of secondary types this week. This was one of the contributing factors in the cheaper market. Vealer numbers lifted, with some excellent weights and finish on offer for the buying group.
The trade were active buying from 255c to 302c on steers as prices eased 5c to 10c, with restockers operating from 255c to 275c and feeders to 267c/kg. Vealer heifers to the trade sold from 235c to 274c, with feeders active to 265c/kg. Yearlings were very mixed in type, quality and finish, with steers to the trade making from 262c to 290c, while heifers also to the trade sold from 195c to 248c/kg. Feeder orders operated from 230c to 285c on steers and on heifers from 184c to 255c/kg. Restockers turned steers back out from 224c to 265c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks to the trade received from 222c to 280c, with a decrease of 10c as feeders operated on lighter weights from 252c to 277c/kg. Grown heifers sold from 194c to 278c, with feeder interest here from 240c to 288c/kg. Manufacturing steers of dairy types received from 172c to 206c, while a run of crossbreds sold from 185c to 256c/kg, with some feeder activity here on suitable types.
Heavy cows made from 190c to 218c, with the lighter selection making from 110c to 188c, as bulls mainly sold from 192c to a high of 229c/kg.