PHOTO: AJ Watson’s Hereford bullocks cracked the $4000ph mark today when they were sold by Charles Stewart & Co for a very handy 408c/kg. Weighing in at 998.8kg, they returned $4075ph!
Total Yarding: 449
Quality was mixed in the offering of 449 cattle, 85 more than last sale. Most of the usual meat company buyers attended but not all operated. Demand remained steady with export cattle selling slightly easier on the dearer levels of last week. Young cattle gained a little in price, with some restocking lines a lot dearer. One restocker was quite strong on cows.
Restockers purchased most of the young cattle and paid from 428c to 488c/kg for the better quality yearlings. Dairy and plainer yearlings sold from 280c to 360c with restockers paying up to 472c and even 552c/kg for a pen of 5 light weights.
Grown steers sold from 434c to 454c with restockers paying from 445c to 468c/kg. Extra heavy and older bullocks made from 390c to 421c and 3 plain conditioned Friesians made 404c/kg. Beef bred grown heifers sold from 400c to 450c, while dairy breeds made from 328c to 356c/kg. Beef cows sold from 360c to 425c while the lean dairy cows made from 266c to 300c and the poorer conditioned stock made between 220c and 285c/kg. Score 1 cows to restockers sold from 260c to 370c/kg.