Heavy grown steers to export slaughter make to 317.2c at Warwick

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter make to 317.2c at Warwick

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Only top end quality lines received strong demand at Warwick on Tuesday.

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Numbers increased by 320 head to 1709 at Warwick on Tuesday, and similar to other markets there was a very wide variation in quality across most categories, with larger numbers of dairy cows included in the line up.

A number of classes could not maintain the levels of the previous sale, with only top end quality lines receiving strong demand.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced little change, and medium and heavy weights to feed or the trade followed a similar trend.

Light weight yearling heifers averaged 23c less, and medium weights averaged 3c to 5c/kg cheaper. However, heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade improved by 17c/kg.

Despite some additional operators in the cow section prices struggled to reach the previous week's levels. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 263.2c to average 246c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 270c and made to 309.2c/kg.

The better end of the heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 313.2c to average 309c and a few to the trade averaged 294c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to processors averaged 190c, and restocker or background lines averaged 184c and made to 225.2c/kg.

Yearling heifers to feed in the 280kg to 330kg range made to 253.2c to average 218c/kg. Medium weights to the trade averaged 252c and made to 273c/kg. Heavy weights to the trade made to the occasional 307.2c to average 279c/kg.

A handful of heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 317.2c to average 312c, and heavy grown heifers made to an isolated 302c to return $1906/head.

Light weight, poor condition cows averaged 116c, while medium weights averaged 138c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores mostly sold around 182c with sales to 199.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows averaged 226c with sales to 232.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 269.2c/kg.

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