A TOTAL of 1000 cattle went under the hammer at the SELX market on Thursday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service cattle numbers fell and the overall quality was plainer.
There still was a good line up of well finished trade cattle and a few heavy bullocks and weaners but much of the cattle were plainer in condition. Around 350 cows were penned in a dearer market.
The few pens of weaner steers sold 20c stronger ranging from 335c to 417c and heifers 289c to 350c/kg. Feeder steers had gains of 13c selling 330c to 378c/kg.
A very good run of heavy heifers that went to feed lifted 35c selling between 320c and 338c/kg. Trade cattle lifted 10c with the medium and heavy steers 300c to 320c and heifers 308c to 326c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 325c to 326c and heavy grown heifers were 30c dearer, 302c to 326c/kg.
Medium weight cows had rises of 30c to 35c pushed by restockers and sold from 258c to 289c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score cows were 20c better, 276c to 310c, averaging 295c/kg.