There were 969 head yarded at Elders Harristown Saleyards on Monday. The market improved for export categories with cows showing best improvement. Quality stores and trade cattle firm with lightweight cattle hard to sell.
Best heavy bulls sold to a top of 265.2c/kg to return $2771. Best bullocks a/c Stirling family, Pittsworth sold in pen lots to 304.2c to return a top of $1918. Best heavy heifers a/c DI and RY Hartwig, Plainby sold to 291.2c to return $1630. A line of heavy feeder steers a/c Neil York and family, Wallumbilla averaged 404kg with an average of 270.3c.
Heavy cows a/c MH and JR Norgaard sold to 224.2c to return $1629. Most heavy cows sold from 210-224c with boner cows selling from 180-200c. Limited numbers of trade cattle were yarded. Store steers a/c DG and BG Tyson, Valeview sold to 268.2c to return $718. Plain lightweight heifers sold from 100-160c. Cows and calves ex Plainby sold to $1590.