Light yearling steers make 468c, av 442c at Warwick

Light yearling steers make 468c, av 442c at Warwick


There was a strong feeder market at Warwick on Tuesday.


The supply of stock increased by 148 head to 1171 at Warwick.

Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous sale with one major exporter absent from the buying panel. However the usual feeder buyers were in attendance and active, and the line-up of restocker buyers included a number of NSW operators.

Vealer heifers to interstate buyers lifted by 20c/kg. Light weight yearling steers also received very strong support. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 7c dearer, and over 20c/kg on some small samples.

The trend of a stronger feeder market also flowed on to the medium weight yearling heifers. The improved quality lineup of heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 9c to 19c/kg better.

The top end quality cows averaged 12c/kg cheaper, however the remainder of the cows sold to very solid demand from processors as well as restockers. A large sample of vealer heifers sold to restockers at an average of 425c with sales to 436c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 468c to average 442c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed average 402c with occasional sales to 439c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 401c to average 362c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 406c to average 384c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 354c to average 334c, and a fair sample of bullocks made to 349.2c to average 333c/kg.

Medium weight cows returning to the paddock averaged 251c and made to 258c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 244c and made to 255c/kg. Good heavy cows averaged 278c with the occasional sale to 290c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 309.2c/kg.


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