Light weight yearling steers reach 720c, average 705c at Warwick

Light weight yearling steers reach 720c, average 705c at Warwick

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Numbers increased by 282 head to 862 at Warwick on Tuesday.

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Numbers increased by 282 head to 862 at Warwick on Tuesday.

Along with the increase in numbers there was a lift in the quality of the feeder and weaner cattle on offer which kept prices strong to improved on most of these classes.

All the regular export processors were very active on the well finished bullocks and cows. The usual feeder buyers and local and interstate restockers were also present and operating.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 720c and averaged 705c/kg. A large sample of yearling steers in the 200-280kg range returned to the paddock at 694c to average 640c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 597c and sold to 624c/kg. Yearling steers over 330kg also to feed made to 578c and averaged 539c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed made 566c with a fair sample to processors selling to 446c/kg.

Yearling heifers in the 200-280kg range to feed averaged 534c and sold to 568c and to restockers or background at 564c/kg. Yearling heifers over 280kg to restockers made 560c/kg. Crop fattened grown steers to export processors made 435c to average 425c/kg. Heavy grown heifers to the wholesale meat trade made 406c/kg.

Well finished heavy weight score 3 cows to processors averaged 374c and sold to 390c/kg. Heavy bulls to processors made 352c, with one well bred heavy weight bull finding a new home at 350c/kg to return $4149/head.

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