Well bred weaner steers reach 279c, av 242c at Warwick

Well bred weaner steers reach 279c, av 242c at Warwick

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There was a good supply of young cattle in a yarding of 1437 at Warwick this week.

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Warwick agents yarded 1437 head on Tuesday, which was a reduction of close to 300 compared to last week's sale.

The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle, while cows dominated the grown cattle section. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of yearlings and a fair penning of weaners. Quality was mixed in the young cattle with some well finished 3 score yearlings that were supplementary fed and some good runs of well bred cattle, however there was also a fair number of plain conditioned steers and heifers through the sale.

The market varied with well bred weaner steers selling to a top of 279c for a average of 242c, while weaner heifers to restockers sold to 203c to average 164c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were slightly dearer selling to 290c to average 265c, and restockers to 250c/kg. Trade yearlings struggled to hold firm with yearling steers ranging from 275c to 301c and heifers sold to 307c/kg. Feeder heifers gained 5c selling to 237c for a average of 225c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with only a few pens of grown steers and a fair penning of heifers. Quality improved in a market that saw grown steers sell slightly easier topping at 307c, and the heifers sold to a top of 291c/kg.

The cow market varied with not all the usual buyers operating, as a result the better end of the 3 and 4 score cows were down by 10c and more in places, however the plainer grade cows were less affected. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 168c, while the 3 scores averaged 200c, and heavy cows sold to a top of 223c.

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