THERE were 648 prime cattle and 55 cows penned.
The trade cattle were of mixed quality, with feeders and restockers taking the opportunity to secure several pens of the plainer Bos Taurus young cattle.
The grown steers were of fair to good quality and even though not all export operators were present prices still remained fully firm to a few cents dearer on the heavy weight lines.
There were very few B muscled vealers offered.
The vealer steers and heifers ranged from 200c to a top of 271c/kg.
Supplementary fed yearling steers were scarce.
The medium and heavy weight yearling steers C and B muscled made from 192c to 228c/kg to average 214c/kg.
The yearling heifer portion were 5c to 10c/kg cheaper and made from 182c to 212c/kg to average 193c/kg for the better quality lines.
The heavy grown steers made from 186c to 198c/kg to average 194c/kg, while the bullocks reached 197.6c/kg.
Only a handful of dairy cows were offered, some large framed Friesians made to 153.6c/kg.
The best of the beef cows made to 156c/kg.