Yearling steers reach 561c, average 537c at Warwick

Yearling steers reach 561c, average 537c at Warwick

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Restocker lines sold to strong competition at Warwick.

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The number of cattle penned at Warwick on Tuesday lifted by 179 head to 258.

Young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a handful of cows. A fair panel of buyers covering all classes was present and operating.

Restocker lines sold to strong competition, while feeder classes of yearling steers and heifers improved in price compared to the pre-Christmas levels.

Vealer heifers sold to restockers at 499c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg returned to the paddock at an average of 537c with sales to 561c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to a top of 492c, to average from 465c to 475c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers averaged 444c and sold to 469c/kg.

A small selection of light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at an average of 465c and sold to 476c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 434c to 442c with sales to 464c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 406c with the occasional sale to 442c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 409c/kg.

A small sample of medium weight 2 score cows averaged 250c whilst the 3 scores averaged 278c/kg. The occasional heavy weight cow made to 300c/kg.

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