Cattle prices continue to bring the beef at Warwick Sale
CATTLE prices continue to push past the $3/kg mark, as the yarding at today's Warwick Cattle Sale pushed up to more than 1000 head.
The number of cattle yarded was up slightly, consisting of a good supply of yearlings, while vealers and weaners were in fair numbers.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed, with several pens of supplementary fed yearlings and vealers through the sale, along with a fair number of plainer grades.
Cows dominated the grown cattle section, along with a few more steers this week.
Competition was strong from processors, restocker and feeder buyers.
Restocker steers calves sold to a top of 340c, while vealers to slaughter sold from 264c to 318c and restocker heifers sold to 300c/kg.
Trade yearling steers sold firm to a dearer trend, topping at 313c, while feeder steers averaged around 311c/kg.
Trade yearling heifers gained 3c to sell to a top of 305c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good penning of bullocks and steers, heifers were in fair numbers, while cow numbers increased.
Quality was fairly good, with some good runs of well finished bullocks and steers and there were a larger number of heavy high yielding cows offered this week.
Bullocks and steers were up to 10c dearer, selling to a top of 315c for younger steers, while heifers topped at 295c/kg.
The cow market was up by 4c to 5c, although there was increased numbers of good quality cows offered.
Medium weight cows averaged around 247c and heavy weights sold to a top of 289c/kg.