Finley cattle sale:
Another 3mm to 10mm of rain fell overnight ahead of the Finley Cattle Sale last Wednesday.
There was a full field of trade buyers present.
Quality was very plain as the bulk of the yarding were lines of store conditioned young stock, many of which were showing the effects of the cold conditions.
The plainer cattle sold at cheaper rates, although feedlotters and restockers were active, all were keen to pull prices back.
The very best of the vealers and supplementary fed yearling steers remained on par to the fortnight before.
The heavy steers and bullocks were unchanged, beef cows improved in price, lifting by up to 10c/kg for the C4 and D4 cows compared to the last sale.
The best of the vealers made to a top of 365c/kg. The yearling steers reached 335c to average 315c/kg.
The feeder steer portion made from 311c to 330c/kg.
The yearling heifers C3 and C4 made from 284c to 336c with a supplementary fed B muscled heifer reaching 360c/kg.
The 500-600kg steers C3 and C4 made from 285c to 308c to average 300c, while the 600kg plus steers made to 290c/kg.
Heavy beef cows made from 217c to 256c to average 244c/kg for the D4 types.
The dairy portion made from 212c to 240c/kg.