Numbers showed a reduction Monday’s cattle sale and quality was also reduced.
There were a larger percentage of plainer cattle yarded, though there were still a few better finished lines available.
Yearlings made up the majority of the yarding and grown cattle were limited. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to easier market.
Yearling steers to feed were back 4c to 7c/kg. Middle weights sold from 320c to 383c and heavy weights received from 317c to 358c/kg.
Those to processors held firm to 2c easier to range in price from 309c to 333c/kg.
Light store steers to restockers reached 414c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed were back 6c to sell from 293c to 339c/kg. Those to processors received from 280c to 330c/kg.
Numbers dropped at Tuesday’s sheep and lamb sale with both lamb and mutton showing the decrease. Lamb quality was improved slightly from the previous sale with some better lines of finished lambs offered.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs made up the majority of the offering. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to dearer market.
Light lambs held steady to sell from $118 to $123/head. Trade weights were firm to $4 dearer with prices ranging from $125 to $152/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were firm to $3/head better. Heavy lambs made from $147 to $166 and extra heavies received from $161 to $212/head.
Carcase prices averaged from 618c to 644c/kg cwt.
Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service.