Young cattle were the majority in a pretty good quality yarding with good numbers of trade cattle to suit the processors and feeders.
There was also a good selection of cows along with a limited supply of grown steers. Young cattle to the trade were up to 9c dearer with vealers selling to 357c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings sold from 308c to 349c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 337c/kg. Young feeders were 4c to 6c dearer with the feeder steers selling from 291c to 355c while the feeder heifers sold from 270c to 344c/kg. A limited selection of young steers to the restockers sold to 380c/kg. Grown steers were 8c dearer with the prime medium weights selling from 295c to 338c/kg.
Grown heifers sold to 316c/kg. Most grades of cows were firm to 2c cheaper with the 2 scores selling from 185c to 205c to the processors and 226c/kg to the restockers. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 200c to 245c with a single C muscle cow selling for 269c/kg. The prime heavy weight cows averaged 235c and bulls sold to 275c/kg.
It was a fair quality yarding with a good selection of trade and heavy weight lambs along with some good runs of light weights to suit the restockers. Most of the regular buyers were operating in a fairly solid market.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $3 cheaper with the 12kg to 18kg cwt 2 scores selling from $76 to $119/head. Trade lambs were firm to $4 cheaper with the 18kg to 23kg cwt 3 scores selling from $115 to $155/head to average 620c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $3 to $4 cheaper with the over 22kg cwt 4 scores selling from $148 to $212/head, averaging 615c/kg cwt. A limited selection of Merino lambs were $8 cheaper with the trade weight Merinos selling from $112 to $149, while a single pen of heavier weights sold to $155/head. Restockers paid to $175 for first cross ewe lambs and hoggets sold to $156/head.
It was principally a good quality yarding of mutton with some top crossbreds and Merinos throughout. Light and medium weight sheep were $5 dearer while the heavy weights were up to $12 dearer due to the better quality of the yarding. The 2 score ewes sold from $68 to $108/head. The better 3 and 4 score ewes sold from $100 to $184 for Merinos and $178/head for crossbreds. Merino wethers sold to $167/head.
It was a fair quality yarding with a large presence of far western cattle, though there was still a fair selection of properly finished cattle throughout including some top runs of local bullocks in prime condition. Not all the regular buyers were operating in a cheaper market.
Young cattle to the trade were up to 15c cheaper with vealers selling to 370c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 301c to 360c while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 325c/kg. Young feeder steers were up to 18c cheaper selling from 310c to 358c/kg. The feeder heifers were 7c cheaper selling from 270c to 354c/kg. Young restocker steers were cheaper, selling to 429c/kg.
Grown steers were 14c cheaper with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 275c to 320c/kg. Grown heifers were 3c cheaper selling to 312c/kg. Cows were 10c to 14c cheaper with the 2 scores selling from 180c to 210c to the processors and 232c/kg to the restockers. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 206c to 246c with the prime heavy weights averaging 237c/kg. Bulls sold to 270c/kg.