Cattle sale report:
There was another large yarding at Finley last Wednesday with 985 head offered, including 215 cows.
The majority of exporters and domestic buyers attended.
A large proportion of the young cattle were heifers.
There were some excellent supplementary fed B and C muscled lines of yearlings, and prices were generally 5c to 11c/kg cheaper on the finished cattle from the previous fortnight.
Grown cattle numbers were limited, and prices also met cheaper trends.
A number of pens of store conditioned animals were unsold.
The vealers sold from 302c to 328c/kg.
The yearling steers, C and B muscled, made from 283c to 326c with the B muscled portion averaging 318c and the C3 steers averaging 288c/kg.
Feedlotters were selective and restockers were non-existent.
Yearling heifers made from 262c to 319c/kg.
The 500-600kg C3 and C4 steers made from 267c to a top of 318.6c for a pen of excellent Angus bullocks, and the over 600kg steers reached 296c/kg. Friesian steers made to 220c/kg. Cow prices were also easier, with the beef portion making from 180c to 242c and the dairy cows made to 186c/kg.