There were approximately 1,800 export and 700 young cattle penned representing an increase of 420 head from the sale of a fortnight ago. The regular buying group was present and joined by more orders for young cattle resulting in a dearer trade sale and a slightly softer export offering in places which was mostly related to quality. Quality was good in the young cattle while the prime bullocks were not to the standard of last sale and there was a good selection of heavy cows. Vealers suited to butchers sold around 30c/kg dearer while some feeder lots among the young draft gained even more. Yearling trade steers lifted 30c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade lifted from 6c and up to 30c/kg for the better shaped Euro bred lots. Grown steers sold close to firm with feedlot competition keeping a floor while the ullocks eased 5c/kg with quality an issue. Heavy grown heifers lifted 18c/kg. Heavy manufacturing steers sold firm. Cows sold mostly 10c to 20c dearer while the heavy bulls gained 8c/kg. Vealers sold from 345c to 418c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 345c to 410c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 300c to 385c/kg. Grown steers made from 320c to 355c/kg. Bullocks sold from 318c to 350c/kg. Heavy heifers showing good finish made from 305c to 342c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 266c to 303c with the crossbred portion making from 293c to 343c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 186c to 286c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold from 215c to 325c/kg. Heavy bulls made from 261c to 325c/kg.