There was a small increase in supply to 228 head which included in the line-up 43 head which sold to open auction.
Export buyer attendance was similar to the previous week and the regular feed and trade buyers were present and active. A large panel of local restockers provided strong competition along with some additional support from interstate restockers.
A small selection of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock continued to improve in price. Yearling steers to feed experienced strong support for the quality penned and yearling heifers followed a similar trend. The handful of good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 5c/kg better.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 576c to average from 527c to 537c/kg. Restockers were also the major buyers on yearling steers under 330kg with sales making to a top of 536c and averaging 515c, while a handful to feeder operators made to a top of 490c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to the trade made to 408c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 472c to average 470c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 464c to 494c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed made to a top of 383c to average 368c/kg. Heavy weight grown steers to feed made to 381c/kg. The occasional heavy weight bullock to export processors made to a top of 348c/kg to return $2803/head.
Medium weight score 2 cows averaged 267c/kg. Good heavy weight cows averaged 300c and made to a top of 307c/kg.