Finley cattle sale report:
There were 673 in the main run at the Finley cattle sale last Wednesday, and 50 stores penned.
Competition was sparse, as not all trade buyers were operating and orders were very limited.
Prices came back significantly across all grades of stock.
Restocker interest was non existent and feedlotter demand was very subdued.
It was a tough market for both finished and store conditioned cattle under 360kg live weight.
Not as many top supplementary fed steers were on offer this week and there were large price fluctuations between each grade.
The best of the vealers made to 298c/kg.
The yearling steers B and C muscled to the trade sold from 240c to 307c/kg.
A supplementary fed yearling heifer topped the sale 310c, with the bulk of the C3 and C4 yearling heifers making from 220c to 268c/kg.
The 400-500kg steers reached 286c, while the 500-600kg C muscled steers made from 236c to 270c/kg.
There was a large display of Friesian steers, with the best of the heavy Friesian bullocks making to 222c/kg.
Beef cows made to 208c and dairy cows reached 210c/kg.