Lambs are lacking finish from market

Cattle

Cattle numbers were back along with the quality. Light restocking steers sold to a top of 352c and vealers reached 310c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers held firm after a few good large drafts were offered. Heavy feeders eased 5c/kg. Prices ranged from 270c to 332c and a pen of medium weights to a re-stocker reached 336c/kg. There were too few heifers to feed to quote. 

Grown steers and bullocks were mostly firm and sold from 250c to 286c/kg. The better-shaped and heavier grown heifers lifted 18c to 20c on a better run and averaged 265c/kg. Light restocking grown heifers fell 14c ranging from 180c to 252c/kg. The 2 score medium weight cows eased 7c and sold from 185c to 212c/kg. Heavy weights were back 16c and ranged from 206c to 228c to average 220c/kg.

SHEEP

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was plainer with a yarding of 6166. There were a few well finished lambs but the majority were lacking finish. Light lambs and trades were well supplied while extra heavy lambs were in reduced numbers. Merino lambs were also back in volume. There was only a small offering of around 350 new season lambs. The market was dearer.

Light 2 score processing lambs sold from $88 to $117/head. The medium and heavy old trade lambs were $6 to $8 dearer and ranged from $114 to $136/head averaging 550c to 580c/kg. Heavy lambs were $8 to $10 and sold from $134 to $153/head with the few heavy weights reaching $160/head. Carcase prices ranged from 520c to 540c/kg. 

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