Wednesday 01 August 2012
Numbers were back at the monthly CTLX store sale, with substantial rainfall in the district restricting supply.
Quality was good, but some of the plainer cattle were showing the effects of the wintery conditions.
There were a few larger drafts of better quality cattle and restockers were again very active on these lots.
Cows with calf at foot were limited, and the quality was plainer with only a few pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) heifers and cows available.
The market sold dearer with strong competition on the steers and cow and calf units.
The heifers held firm to slightly dearer.
Prices mostly ranged from 220¢ to 235¢/kg lwt for the majority of the steers.
Light weaner steers ranged from $430 to $520 and the medium and heavy weights sold from $500 to $685/head.
The heifer portion averaged between 210¢ and 215¢/kg, with the medium weights making from $430 to $620.
One pen of well covered heifers topped at $655/head.
Yearling steers were dearer, settling between $630 and $800/head, and averaging 208¢/kg lwt.
The PTIC heifers sold from $840 to $860, and young PTIC cows reached $1,000/head.
Well covered Angus cows with calf ranged from $1,050 to $1,300/head and the plain lighter bred cattle sold from $795 to $910/head.
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