Yarding down to 600 head because of rain restricting numbers

Rain throughout the area restricted numbers to 600 head, consisting of a good supply of young cattle which were mainly weaners, and there was a fair penning of cows. 

The quality of the young cattle was fairly mixed with several pens of well-bred cattle, along with some plainer type cattle that were on offer.

The market improved by 10c for restocker weaners with weaner steers selling from 190c to 348c for an average of 300c, while restocker weaner heifers ranged from 182c to 276c/kg. 

Yearling steers sold to 328c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows and a few pens of grown steers and heifers. 

Grown steers topped at 286c and grown heifers sold to 266c/kg. 

The cow market improved by 20c to 30c with 2 scores selling from 190c to 205c while 3 scores averaged 214c/kg. 

The 4 score cows ranged from 224c to 254c/kg.

Report compiled by Doug Robson from Meat & Livestock Australia

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