Cattle sale

May 20, 2017

The yarding of cattle at Finley last Wednesday was of very mixed quality, as large numbers of store conditioned yearlings and grown steers were penned.

Feedlotters and restockers were active. There were only limited numbers of well-shaped or supplementary fed trade cattle.

Young cattle to the trade were firm to 11c/kg dearer, with the larger increases being associated with the yearling heifer portion.

Cow numbers increased as 130 head were offered. The quality was good with the beef portion having plenty of weight and condition.

There was also a run of large framed dried off Friesian cows, however although quality was good cow prices came back 10c/kg on a fortnight ago with not all export operators present.

Processor vealers ranged from 314c to 376c/kg.

The B and C muscled yearling steers to the trade made from 335c to 372c while the heifer portion made from 304c to 367c to be 6c to 11c/kg better.

The 500-600kg C4 steers reached 319c and a single pen of 600kg plus bullocks reached 302c/kg.

There was a large run of store conditioned cows that went back out to the paddock and made 174c to 202c, while cows to the processors ranged from 216c to 253.6c to average 232c/kg for the D4’s.

The heavy D muscled Friesian cows sold from 210c to 223c/kg.

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