Qual­ity cat­tle again re­warded in prices

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

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.

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