SHEPPARTON – CATTLE
February 21, 2017 Yarding 1435, change 235. Comparison date February 14, 2017
Numbers remain tight. Very few heavy bullocks were yarded this week but plenty of wellcovered beef cows were offered. The return of an export buyer bolstered competition on the dairy cows and manufacturing grade steers to keep prices firm to a few cents dearer. The trade cattle were of mixed quality and lot feeders and restockers were a little more subdued. Yearling steers were scarce. The best of the trade cattle were slightly dearer. The vealers made to 375¢/kg. The B- and C-muscled yearling steers to the trade made from 311¢ to 357¢/kg. The bulk of the yearling heifers ranged from 295¢ to 345¢/kg. The 500 – 600kg C-muscled steers made from 293¢ to 305¢ to be firm to 4¢/kg cheaper. The 600kg plus bullocks reached 304¢/kg. The bulk of the Friesian steers with some finish made from 243¢ to 258¢/kg. D1 and D2 dairy cows over 520kg made from 188¢ to 236¢ to average 207¢/kg. The beef cows made from 212¢ to 248¢ to average 240¢/kg for the D4s.