There were approximately 750 export and 200 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 140 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and competing in a dearer market. Quality was wintry, with cows representing a larger proportion of the sale, while the prime cattle were mostly grain assisted. Young cattle suited to the trade sold up to 15c/kg dearer, while secondary and plainer lots drew stronger store competition. Grown steers sold generally firm, while bullocks improved 15c/kg for a better selection. Manufacturing steers gained a few cents. Cows sold 15c to 25c/kg dearer, with strong competition from processors. Heavy bulls increased 30c/kg.
A small number of vealers sold from 263c to 343c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 320c to 354c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade received from 290c to 345c/kg.
Grown steers made from 306c to 342c/kg. Bullocks sold from 312c to 360c/kg. Heavy heifers made from 263c to 297c/kg. A small number of Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 260c to 268c, with the crossbred portion making from 294c to 318c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 200c to 279c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold primarily from 234c to 305c/kg. Heavy bulls made from 236c to 283c/kg.