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Values firm at Warwick

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Numbers were down but prices were firm at Warwick sale this week.

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Some welcome rain across the supply area reduced numbers dramatically at this week’s Warwick sale. Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers were too small in numbers to quote. However, a fair sample of medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 13c better and heavy weights to feed averaged 8c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed improved by 8c to 13c and local trade lines averaged 2c dearer. A handful of bullocks experienced very little change in price and the very small selection of cows could not maintain the levels of the previous sale.

A handful of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 312.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold at 288c with some to 297.2c. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold at 275c with some to 295.2c and a few to the trade reaching 304.2c. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 259c and made to 288.2c. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 282c and made to 291.2c, while local trade lines made to 279.2c, to average 268c.

Bullocks made to 273.2c and full mouth bullocks averaged 264c. Medium weight 2 score cows average 190c, while the best of the cows made to 208.2c. Heavy bulls sold to 249.2c.

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