The supply of stock lifted by 300 head to 774 cattle at the Warwick sale on Tuesday.
The yarding contained excellent lines of feeder steers and heifers and quality lines of restocker cattle, with prices lifting on all these classes. The yarding of good heavy weight cows also experienced a lift in prices.
All the regular export processors were present and operating, along with the usual feeder operators, and increased numbers of local and interstate restockers, which produced spirited competition across all classes.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 715c and made to 734c/kg. Yearling steers in the 200-280kg range also to restockers sold to 690c to average 625c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 537c and sold to 578c/kg. A large sample of heavy weight yearling steers also to feed made to 549c and averaged 494c/kg.
Yearling heifers in the 200-280kg range to feed sold to 534c to average 521c, with restockers paying to 558c/kg. Heavy weight heifers to feed averaged 461c and made to 482c/kg. Grown steers to feed sold to 523c and averaged 473c/kg.
Light weight cows to restockers averaged 310c and made to 328c/kg. A good sample of well finished heavy weight cows to export processors sold to 348c, and averaged 342c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 337c/kg. PTIC heifers sold open auction made to $2100/head.