Weaner sale attracted local buyers

The quality of the weaners offered at the Yass SELX complex last week was good with medium weights 200-280kg best supplied.

Heavier weights were in reasonable numbers and there were several pens of light weights under 200kg.

Steers were well supplied with around 1,600 penned.

The quality did slip as the lighter cattle came through.

There were a good number of buyers coming from Moss Vale, Goulburn, Wagga, Blayney and the Young districts.

The market was strong throughout and equal to other weaner sales so far this year.

Light weaner steers made to $965/head, but most of the light weights averaged around 440c/kg.

Medium weights sold from $790 to $1,020/head with the average range from 380c to 410c/kg.

Heavy weaners ranged from $1,060 to $1,220/head averaging 360c to 380c/kg.

Light weaner heifers up to 200kg made from $620 to $700, the better supplied medium weights sold from $720 to $1,005 and the heavy weaner heifers reached $1,020/head.

Most average 330c to 360c/kg live weight.

There were a few steers 12-16 month of age and sold from $1,000 to $1,300/head.

Cattle sale

There was only a slight increase in numbers and the quality still remained plain at last weeks cattle sale at the SELX complex in Yass.

Trade Steers Top $1,588 

Trade Heifers Top $1,460

Export Steers Top $1,860 

Export Heifers Top $1,685

Cows Top $1,714

Bulls Top $1,489