Stock: good supply of cows

Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange report

CATTLE

Yarding 2140, down 905

It was a much better quality yarding with a larger percentage of deal feeder cattle and young cattle in prime condition. There was a good supply of cows along with a few lines of well finished grown steers. Young cattle to the trade were 6c dearer with vealers selling to 360c and prime steer yearlings selling from 290c to 358c/kg. Feeder steers were up to 8c dearer while feeder heifers were 3c/kg dearer. Feeder steers sold from 300c to 369c while feeder heifers sold to 348c/kg. Young restocker steers were a little dearer selling to 410c/kg. Grown steers finished 3c dearer with the prime medium weights selling from 250c to 311c/kg. Grown heifers sold to 290c/kg. Plainer conditioned cows were cheaper while the properly finished cows were 3c dearer. Heavy bulls sold to 275c/kg.

SHEEP

Yard 12,400, down 1350

It was a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of trade lambs throughout with a few pens of heavy weights. Light weight lambs suitable for the restockers were also well supplied. Light weight lambs to the processors were firm with the 12-18kg 2 scores selling from $78 to $123/head. Trade lambs were $1 to $3 dearer with the 18-23kg 3 scores selling from $120 to $157/head to average 620c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were firm to $4 dearer with the over 22kg 4 scores selling from $145 to $180/head to average between 615c and 625c/kg cwt. Lambs to the restockers were firm with lambs to finish selling to $140/head. 

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