Numbers reduced by close to 500 head to 1210 head at Warwick on Tuesday.
Mixed quality young cattle were in the largest numbers, along with a small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks and a reduced number of mixed quality cows. Buyer attendance was generally good and all were operating.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 10c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to feed increased in price by 6c. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced strong support and local trade lines averaged 6c dearer. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers improved in price by 8c, and the medium and heavy weights sold to good competition for the quality penned.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks received strong demand from export processors. Cow prices improved in places, with plain condition heavy weight lines to restockers up to 15c dearer, and medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 6c dearer.
The better end of the steer calves sold to restockers at an average of 245c, with some sales to 269c, while lesser quality mixed sex calves averaged 156c. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 264c, with sales to 293c, while medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 300c, and made to 329c. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 310c, to average 287c, and trade classes topped at 306c to average 294c.
Light weight yearling heifers made to the occasional 235c, with the largest numbers selling to 204c. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 275c to average 243c, and some heavy weights to the trade made to 307c, averaging 280c.
Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 309c, and sold to 315c, with the bullock portion selling to 311c, to average 306c, with the occasional heavy weight returning $2692/head.
Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 181c, while the better 3 scores averaged 192c. Good heavy cows sold to 232c, averaging 224c and heavy bulls made to 260c.