Mt Barker Sale report
A well-presented, good-quality yarding of 583 head, down by 120 head week on week, saw feedlotters active for the first time this season and so medium weight vealers improved 10c to 30c/kg, with the push towards younger cattle, and yearlings eased 20c/kg.
Manufacturing types eased 20c/kg on weaker demand.
Lightweight vealer steers under 280kg sold from 280c to 352c/kg to average 335c/kg to remain firm.
Heavier weight vealers gained 30c/ kg and sold at 270c to 330c/kg to average 328c/kg.
Lightweight vealer heifers under 280kg sold from 238c to 296c/kg to remain firm.
Heavier weight heifers sold from 250c to 320c/kg, up by 10c/kg.
Yearling steers under 400kg sold from 212c to 324c/kg to average 298c/ kg to remain firm.
Heavier steers sold from 270c to 298c/kg to average 261c/kg, down 20c/ kg.
Yearling heifers under 400kg sold at 250c to 320c/kg to average 297c/kg and were down 20c/kg, with heavier weights selling from 220c to 262c/kg to average 248c/kg, also remaining firm.
Grown steers 500-700kg sold from 175c to 258c/kg to be firm. Grown heifers made from 180c to 200c/kg, also firm.
Bullocks 700kg-plus sold from 140c to 180c/kg, down 20c/kg.
Prime cows made from 154c to 182c/ kg, firm.
Medium weight score twos were down 20c/kg at 120c to 150c/kg and stores rose 20c/kg on additional demand at 120c to 208c/kg.
Lightweight bulls were down 8c/kg at 170c to 260c/kg, medium weights were from 140c to 160c/kg, firm, and prime heavyweights eased 10c/kg at 128c to 160c/kg.