Numbers eased to 688 at Monday's cattle sale and the quality was mixed. Yearlings made up the majority of the yarding with only limited numbers of prime grown steers and heifers.
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Only 64 mostly heavy cows were offered in a market that sold to a cheaper trend with the heavier cattle having the bigger falls in price.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged firm selling from 370c to 430c/kg. Heavy feeders lost 20c and sold from 365c to 423c/kg.
Medium weight heifers to feed were 7c cheaper to sell from 396c to 420c/kg. Heavy weight heifers to feed reached 375c/kg. Heavy trade steers were 4c cheaper and sold from 365c to 430c/kg.
Heavy trade heifers dropped 16c to make from 322c to 401c to average 365c/kg. Grown steers and bullocks were 30c cheaper selling from 315c to 370c/kg.
Heavy grown heifers were 20c softer and made from 301c to 330c/kg. Cows were back 30c with the heavy 3 and 4 score cows selling from 265c to 294c/kg.
Lamb numbers fell to 4100 at Tuesday's lamb and sheep sale and the quality was mixed.
There were several good runs of shorn new season lambs. Unshorn new season lambs were limited and there were some plain tail end lambs. Not all the usual buyers were operating in a dearer market.
The few new season trade and heavy lambs sold from $169 to $188/head to be firm on average. Shorn trades were $10 dearer with the medium and heavy trades selling from $160 to $182/head to average from 800c to 810c/kg cwt.
Heavy shorn lambs were $8/head dearer in the new season runs with the old lambs firm. The new season lambs were selling from $170 to $225/head or 780c to 830c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs made from $200 to $255/head.
Hoggets lifted by $9 to reach a top of $210/head.
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