Good quality rewarded
THERE was a bigger yarding of 110 trade and export cattle at Powranna and Killafaddy on Tuesday with almost 40 per cent being cows.
There were a few more trade cattle, which put pressure on prices with averages 5c/kg to 10c/kg cheaper. Most steers made 262c/kg to 280c/kg and heifers 242c/kg to 286c/kg while feeders paid 258c/kg to 260c/kg liveweight for heifers.
The few heavy bullocks made 244c/kg to 260c/kg while restockers bought grown steers for 250c/kg to 274c/kg. Heavy export heifers 208c/kg to 242c/kg.
There was a top-quality yarding of 41 cows and most met a higher market with heavy beef cows making from 184c/kg to 188c/kg averaging 186c/kg and leaner medium types 156c/kg to 160c/kg live.
There was a smaller number of lambs with almost no quality old season’s lambs left. The quality of new lambs was good to very good and sold to a slightly cheaper market with limited export competition.
Extra heavy pens made $163 made to $174, heavy $150 to $166 and heavy trade $148 to $154 each. Feeders paid $118 to $130 for light trade lambs and $148 to $150 for heavy trade lambs.
There was a similar number of 800 mutton and heavy sheep met a stronger market with most heavy ewes making $99 to $107, medium $95 to $106 and lighter $65 to $76 each. Restockers bought crossbred ewes for $95 to $111.
There were some good lines of bare-shorn wethers and the mediumweights made $83 to $90 and light $66 to $80 each.