Cattle sale report:
Numbers remained high at the Finley cattle sale last Wednesday, with some excellent quality supplementary fed European cross calves and yearlings offered.
There were also several runs of grown steers and finished bullocks.
Only 56 cows were penned with the majority of those being beef breeds.
There wasn’t much joy for producers as prices continued their slide even with a full field of trade and export buyers present.
A local feedlotter helped buffer some of the price falls on the plainer lines.
Young cattle to processors were 15c to 30c cheaper than a fortnight ago, while the feeder steers were 25c to 55c/kg back.
The best of the vealers made to 322c, with the B2s averaging 310c/kg.
The yearling steers B and C muscled ranged from 248c to 319c, to average 285c/kg for the B2 portion.
The yearling heifers made from 240c to 310c, with the C3’s averaging 249c/kg.
There was also a large selection of very plain store conditioned stock that came through.
The grown steers and bullocks were back by 17c to 23c/kg.
The 500-600kg steers made from 236c to 256c, to average 250c and the 600kg plus bullocks reached 256c/kg. Friesian bullocks sold to 224c/kg.
Beef cows made from 210c to 225c, 6c/kg cheaper.