Prices turn around at Warwick Cattle Sale

PRICES have bounced back slightly at the Warwick Cattle Sale, despite a drop in the overall quality of stock.  

Numbers remained close to the previous week's level and, apart from a few well-presented classes, the overall quality was not up to the standard of the last sale.

Buyer attendance was good and included all the major exporters.

Prices for the young cattle turned around in places from the reduced prices received the previous sale.

Cows experienced a similar trend, with only small price changes.

A small selection of vealer heifers averaged 287c and made to 301.2c/kg.  

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock mostly sold around 283c, with some to 295.2c/kg.

Medium weights to feed mostly sold in the 290c range, with sales to 308.2c/kg.

A fair sample to the local trade market made to a top of 317.2c to average close to 292c/kg.

Heavy weights to feed averaged 308c and made to 310.2c/kg.

A fair sample of heavy weights experienced strong demand from local butchers as well as a supermarket and made to 296.2c to average 287c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold in the 250c range with some to 272.2c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged in the 270c range and made to 286.2c while local trade lines averaged 281c and made to 288.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 280c and made to 285.2c/kg.  

Medium weight 2 score cows average 198c and made to 214.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows averaged 236c and made to 245c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 250.2c/kg.