There were approximately 1,230 export and 650 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 590 head week-on-week. The regular group of buyers was present but they were not all operating in a cheaper market in places. Quality was mixed with some very good drafts on offer, while secondary cattle were well supplied. Trade cattle were mixed with both yearling and vealer heifers selling mostly firm while the steer portion eased around 10c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks eased slightly on most sales with quality an issue. Manufacturing steers held firm. Quality and weight declined in the nearly 600 cows with prices back 7c to 15c/kg. Heavy bulls gained 2c to 7c/kg. Vealers sold from 230c to 325c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 268c to 305c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 240c to 292c/kg.
Grown steers made from 270c to 306c/kg. Bullocks sold from 286c to 310c/kg. Heavy Friesian manufacturing steers made from 225c to 245c with the crossbred portion selling from 232c to 290c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold from 170c to 213c/kg. Heavy weight cows made predominately from 192c to 246c after a top of 268c/kg for a very heavily muscled lot. Heavy bulls sold from 255c to 303c/kg.