Quality cattle again rewarded in prices
THERE was another small yarding of 55 trade and grown cattle offered at Killafaddy and Powranna on Tuesday, with more than half being export types.
The best quality yearlings made from 288c/kg to 328c/kg while plainer-quality heifers made 240c/kg to 242c/kg liveweight.
Heavy export heifers from 242c/kg to 262c/kg.
Heavy beef cows made from sold 210c/kg to 240c/kg at an average of 223c/kg.
Restockers were paying from 150c/kg to 220c/kg for suitable cows to turn out.
There was a slightly larger yarding of lambs with all but one pen being old season’s stock.
There was a good quality line-up of heavy lambs and these were $2 to $6 per head cheaper.
Extra heavy lamb pens were making $139 to $150, heavy $134 to $141, trade $115 to $135 and light trade $99 to $113 per head.
Restockers paid $81 to $114 for well-bred lambs.
There was another small penning of mutton and light sheep made $55 to $58 each, mediumweights $60 to $89 and heavy $60 to $86.
There were four lines of ewes and lambs and they made from $147 to $172 per unit.