Mt Barker Sale report
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 285 mainly good-quality cattle at Mt Barker with agents advising small numbers were mainly due to road closures with the heavy rain.
The yarding was dominated by young cattle, prices lifted with smaller numbers and better quality on offer, light-weight steers sold to a top of 366c/kg.
Weaner steers sold from 298c to 366c and heifers made 238c to 286c/ kg.
Medium-weight yearling steers were up 4c selling from 262c to 296c, while the light-weights made 302c/ kg.
Heavyweight yearling heifers were up 20c selling for 272c, while the medium-weights gained 27c making 252c to 290c, to average 279c/kg.
The lighter heifers made from 225c to 250c/kg.
Grown steers weighing 500kg-600kg made 240c, while the lighter weights, under 500kg, sold for 258c/kg.
Grown heifers over 540kg finished up 8c, selling from 184c to 230c, to average 207c/kg.
Cows bucked the trend finishing back with heavy prime cows easing 10c on last week, to trade from 150c to 180c, medium-weight cows made from 140c to 156c and store cows sold for 150c/kg.
Heavy bulls made 140c to 146c to finish down 16c/kg. A good yarding of medium-weight bulls sold for 152c to 176c, to average 157c/kg.