Rates for top cows take a tum­ble

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

COW prices went south and there were very few qual­ity year­lings on of­fer at north­ern Mid­lands yards this week.

A larger yard­ing of 90 trade and ex­port cat­tle at Kil­lafaddy and Powranna on Tues­day in­cluded few good young cat­tle.

The year­lings topped at 336c/kg but most made from 252c/kg to 290c/kg with very few over 300c/kg liveweight.

There were 49 cows, more than half of the to­tal cat­tle yard­ing.

Heavy cows made from 178c/kg to 206c/kg at an av­er­age of 194.3c/kg, which is down 30c/kg from last week.

Re­stock­ers bought cows for 158c/kg to 184c/kg or from $786 to $950 per head.

There was a smaller num­ber of lambs with more new sea­son’s stock in­cluded.

Heavy new lambs made $149 while tradeweights made $121 to $140 and re­stock­ers bought the rest for $102 to $125 for trade and $62 to $96 for light and very small lambs.

There were fewer old lambs and heavy and ex­tra heavy pens made $122 to $143 while light trade lambs made $86 to $105 per head.

Mut­ton num­bers in­creased to al­most 400 with most sell­ing for $61 to $90 per head.

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