There were approximately 1,100 export and 750 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 100 head week-on-week.
The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mixed market that saw young cattle generally improve and export grades decline. Quality was mixed, with fewer prime export cattle replaced by a larger offering of both young cattle and cows. Competition improved from processors for suitable trade lines, with prices up to 5c/kg dearer, while feeders and restockers also pushed harder at all weights. Grown steers and bullocks eased 3c to 6c/kg. Heavy grown heifers sold 10c/kg cheaper. Heavy crossbred manufacturing steers eased 14c/kg. Fewer buyers operating on the cows brought prices back mainly 4c to 8c/kg and more in places.
Heavy bulls sold firm. Most vealers sold from 252c to 322c, with a few more over 300c/kg. Yearling trade steers made from 259c to 308c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold from 225c to 290c/kg. Grown steers made from 245c to 279c/kg. Bullocks sold from 262c to 283c/kg. Heavy heifers showing good finish made from 230c to 262c/kg.
Heavy crossbred manufacturing steers sold from 199c to 265c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 135c to 186c, while the poorest light weights sold as low as 79c/kg. Most heavy weight cows sold from 166c to 214c/kg. Better shaped heavy bulls made from 218c to 259c/kg.