- Trade steers were steady, on 309¢/kg lwt
- Medium steers were up 1¢, to 282¢/kg lwt
- Heavy steers were back 3¢, to 284¢/kg lwt
- Medium cows were back 1¢, to 219¢/kg lwt
- Feeder steers were back 1¢, on 316¢/kg lwt
Numbers at Roma Prime declined 22%, to 903 head. Quality was similar across the sale this week, with bullock and grown heifer categories much plainer. All major processors were in attendance, operating fully in a firm market.
- Heavy C4 grown steers to slaughter were 4¢ lower, averaging 285¢/kg
- Light D3 grown feeder heifers averaged 271¢/kg
- Heavy D4 cows to processors averaged 240¢, back 3¢/kg
Dubbo cattle throughput decreased slightly week-on-week, to 4,390 head. It was a plainer yarding in quality overall, with a large influence of lines drawn from the far west. Prime cattle were in good supply, however not all buyers operated in the cheaper market.
- Heavy C3 yearling steers to feed eased 8¢, averaging 312¢/kg
- Heavy C3 yearling feeder heifers were 11¢ lower, averaging 291¢/kg
- Medium C3 grown steers to feed held firm, averaging 311¢/kg
- Heavy D4 cows to processors were 7¢ lower, averaging 222¢/kg
Consignments at Bairnsdale declined 15%, to 1,151 head. A plethora of buyers were in operation, with the market holding firm to easier in places. A slight decline in quality saw prices trend similarly in some categories, with competition strong across prime cattle lines.
- Heavy D2 yearling heifers to slaughter were 4¢ dearer, averaging 256¢/kg
- Heavy D3 grown steers to processors averaged 282¢, down 1¢/kg
- Heavy D2 cows to the same orders eased 9¢, averaging 213¢/kg