Consignments increased to 538head, with the breed and quality also improving, as good runs of vealer steers and heifers were penned. The majority were purchased by the restockers, with approximately 30 cows offered. The market trend for the younger drafts was cheaper, however competition was quiet strong throughout.
The over 200kg vealer steers to the restockers eased 15c and sold from 382c to 492c, as the lighter drafts reached 526c/kg. The same weight heifer portion declined 8c and received from 396c to 448c/kg.
The yearlings were reduced in number, with the steers making from 346c to 438c, the latter for the light weights, while the heifer portion sold from 376c to 400c/kg. The prime conditioned younger cattle to the butchers trended cheaper, however the very best still topped at 432c/kg.
The cows were represented by some high yielding pens and these sold to strong competition to remain firm. The plainer 2 scores received from 260c to 280c, with the better covered heavy weights making from 296c to 322c/kg. The best heavy weight bull reached 286c/kg.