Cattle report

June 30, 2017

At Finley saleyards last Wednesday it was another light yarding of mixed quality cattle. There were 360 head presented in total.

There were some good quality supplementary fed vealers and yearlings and also lines of store steers and heifers.

Price trends were mixed; restocker interest and feedlotters were more subdued.

The best of the young cattle sold from firm to dearer on a fortnight ago.

Store heifers and plainer quality cattle were 15c/kg easier or more in some places.

The vealers ranged from 310c to 373c/kg.

The yearling steers to the processors made from 320 to 375c, to average 350c, while the heifer portion made from 295c to 339c/kg.

The 500 to 600kg C3 and C4 steers made from 286c to 312c, while the 600kg plus steers reached 290c/kg.

There were a few more beef cows this week, all of which had plenty of weight and condition.

The majority of the beef cows made from 210c to 252c, the heavy dairy portion made from 206c to 229c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 268c/kg.

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