VENDORS sold 1230 cattle at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange market at Yass.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service numbers eased and quality was back.
There were only a few well bred yearlings. There was a good run of weaners which sold to strong demand while the lighter and plainer lines had little competition. There was a good run of heavy bullocks and around 370 cows were offered.
The better end of the weaner steers sold from 307c to 315c and heifers 248c to 263c/kg. Lighter and plainer lines ranged from 190c to 225c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers were 11c back selling from 279c to 296c/kg. Heifers were 20c cheaper on the medium weights and 10c on heavy weights but most was breed and quality related. Most sold from 215c to 255c with a pen of heavy heifers reaching 275c/kg.
Grown steers were back 13c ranging from 266c to 288 and bullocks 270c to 299c/kg. Heavy grown heifers to process reached 256c/kg. Medium weight cows were firm to 10c dearer as the weight increased and sold from 125c to 191c/kg.
Heavy cows were firm to sell from 178c to 225c with the prime heavy weights averaging 216c/kg.