First sale back

Central and North Rural Weekly - - FIND A -

EMER­ALD agents yarded a slightly larger yarding of 1430 head, in what has been only the sec­ond sale for the past four weeks due to wel­come wet weather. Con­sign­ments came from Char­ters Tow­ers, Jericho, Al­pha, Clermont and within the lo­cal area. Qual­ity and pre­sen­ta­tion was mixed through­out most cat­e­gories and whilst on the im­prove, their con­di­tion was typ­i­cal of cat­tle pre­sented shortly af­ter a wet change. The buyer panel was bol­stered with new or­ders from within the live ex­port, feed­lot­ting and re­stock­ing sec­tors, with solid rep­re­sen­ta­tion from the tra­di­tional sup­port­ers. Com­pe­ti­tion was strong with im­proved prices in most sec­tions with the ex­cep­tion of some of the plainer cat­tle. Limited num­bers of kil­l­able cat­tle were of­fered. bul­locks re­mained firm to a touch bet­ter, medium and heavy cows im­prov­ing 10c/kg, heavy heifers over 400kg pre­dom­i­nately sold to feed­lot op­er­a­tors. A large of­fer­ing of bulls sold ex­cep­tion­ally well. Feeder steers and heifers im­proved 13c/kg and 15c/kg re­spec­tively. Weaner steers were mostly made up of smaller lots and very mixed in qual­ity, how­ever any of the bet­ter types and runs were re­warded the best peak­ing at 399c/kg. Weaner heifers were well rep­re­sented with bet­ter qual­ity lines and larger num­bers, mak­ing up ap­prox­i­mately one third of the en­tire yarding. The lighter por­tion re­mained firm and the heifers over 200kg sold to 325c/kg to show an im­prove­ment of 11c/kg. Bul­locks sold to 270c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 266c/kg. Heavy heifers over 400kg sold to 269c/kg to av­er­age 265c/kg.

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