Numbers were up at Mt Barker saleyards last week, with a total yarding of 701 mainly good quality cattle. The yarding was dominated by young cattle, with prices lifting on the previous week.
Lightweight steer vealers topped the market at 350c/kg. Weaner steers sold for 300c to 350c/kg and heifers for 200c to 308c/kg.
Heavyweight yearling steers sold for 270c to 308c/kg and mediumweight steers, up by 20c/kg, sold for 288c to 328c/kg, to average 302c/kg.
Lightweight steers sold for 316c to 318c/kg.
Prices for heavyweight yearling heifers gained 30c/kg, with these types selling for 220c to 262c/kg, while medium weights sold for 196c to 282c/kg, to average 243c/kg.
Prices for lighter heifers improved 6c/kg, to sell for 230c to 270c/kg.
Grown steers weighing 500-600kg made 230c to 264c/kg, while the lighter weights under 500kg sold for 218c to 268c/kg.
Bullocks weighing over 600kg gained 30c/kg in price and sold for 224c to 240c/kg.
Cow prices eased on the previous sale, with heavy prime cows down 2c/kg to sell for 160c to 184c/kg.
Medium-weight cow prices fell 9c/kg, selling for 168c to 174c/kg, while store cows sold for 80c to a top of 186c/kg, the latter paid for Angus cows by restockers.
Heavy bulls sold for 152c to 174c/ kg, to finish 7c/kg down, while light bulls sold for 180c to 328c/kg.