A TOTAL of 1916 cattle went under the hammer at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange Market.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service cattle numbers lifted and the quality was mixed.
There were plenty of light weaners and yearlings and there was strong competition on the lighter weights. A very good run of heavy feeder heifers were penned and prime heavy grown steers were limited.
About 500 cows were offered in a market that was cheaper, with the exception of the light restocking weaners.
Restockers paid to 307c for very light weaner steers and to 248c/kg for heifers. The heavy vealers to the trade reached 280c/kg. Feeder steers eased 10c to 20c depending on breed and weight, making from 255c to 286c/kg. Feeder heifers were 10c softer on the medium weights selling from 245c to 264c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers received from 258c to 272c/kg, holding firm on the better end. Heavy trade cattle were firm to 2c easier, making from 235c to 275c/kg.
Prime grown steers sold from 240c and 256c and the best of the grown heifers made from 230c to 265c/kg. Most of the 2 score cows eased 20c, making from 120c to 180c/kg for the heavier weights. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold 10c to 20c cheaper, receiving from 166c to 212c/kg.