Good qual­ity re­warded

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

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.

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