Numbers were well down for a yarding of 3922 head, a reduction of close to 1700 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearling cattle, however grown cattle numbers were well down.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed with some good runs of well-bred yearling steers and heifers suitable for feeders and backgrounders, and local restockers were also active in the market.
Most of the yearlings were in good 2 and 3 score condition.
Feeder steers were down by 8c to 10c with medium weights selling to 324c to average 303c, while heavy feeder steers averaged 294c. Feeder heifers, however, held firm, selling to 320c to average 294c.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a smaller penning of bullocks and steers, while there was a good yarding of grown heifers, and a much smaller offering of cows. Bullocks and steers were down by 6c selling to a top of 274c.
Grown heifers held firm to average 261c. The yarding of cows saw quality not up to last week’s standard, however the market held firm with 3 score medium weights averaging 216c, while heavy cows sold to a top of 232c.