Small increase in yarding, prices jump at cattle sale
NUMBERS experience a small increase and young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a fair selection of cows and a few pens of bullocks at today's Warwick Cattle Sale.
Most of the usual buyers competed in a generally dearer market.
Restockers were very active on light weight young cattle and average prices improved by 10c to 20c/kg.
Increased demand from local feedlots, combined with stronger support from interstate feeder operators, lifted prices on medium weight yearling steers by around 12c and close to 30c/kg on the medium weight yearling heifers.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to a dearer trend and cows lifted in price by 5c/kg and more on light weight lines.
Calves returning to the paddock made to 295.2c to average 244c/kg.
Vealer steers also to restockers made to 290.2c to average 279c/kg.
Vealer heifers lifted in price by 2c to 5c, with slaughter lines averaging 228c and feeder classes 232c with some to local butchers reaching 250c/kg.
Well-bred light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at 300.2c with a fair supply averaging 272c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 273c and made to 286.2c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold in the 220c/kg range.
Medium weights to feed sold around 261c, with sales to 275.2c and a few to the trade averaged 256c and made to 263.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged in the 240c range and sold to 257.2c and full mouth bullocks made to 241.2c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 175c and good heavy cows made to 219.2c to average 211c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 236.2c/kg.