Feeders, restockers snap up yearlings
THERE were small numbers of trade and export cattle at Killafaddy and Powranna on Tuesday with half being cows.
As with previous weeks, feeders and restockers bought the majority of the yearlings with local butchers paying 250c/kg to 288c/kg for suitable steers and heifers. Feeders and restockers paid 252c/kg to 303c/kg for steers and 248c/kg to 278c/kg for heifers. Some plain heifers made 210c/kg to 238c/kg liveweight.
The 59 cows penned included very few top-quality heavy cows. Exporters paid 166c/kg to 182c/kg for medium and heavy cows. Restockers paid 146c/kg to 186c/kg for suitable cows to run on.
Lamb numbers were slightly higher but with few heavy and extra heavy types. Extra heavy lambs made $139 to $160, heavy $130 to $146 and trade $120 to $132 each. Feeders paid $113 to $132 for trade lambs while restockers paid $70 to $75 for light lambs.
A larger yarding of almost 1200 mutton included some good ewe lines. Light sheep recovered last week’s losses while medium and heavy ewes met a strong market. Heavy sheep made $90 to $111 each, medium pens $76 to $108 and light $66 to $108.