RAIN over the supply area restricted cattle movements resulting in numbers more than halving.
Agents yarded 2672 head of cattle, down 3161 on the previous sale.
Heavy yearling cattle were well supplied and there was a good yarding of bullocks and steers.
Grown heifers and cows were in fair numbers.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed with several pens of well finished cattle suitable for the trade.
There were some good runs of well-bred yearling steers and heifers that went to feeders and backgrounders.
Competition was strong with feeder steers selling firm toping at 215c/kg, while trade yearling heifers ranged from 178c/kg to 188c/kg.
Vealer heifers to slaughter met stronger competition selling 4c/kg dearer, with most ranging from 190c/kg to 215c/kg.
Restockers were active paying from 188c/kg to 215c/kg for heifers and 205c/kg to 242c/kg for vealer steers.
The yarding of export cattle was of mixed quality with several pens of well finished cattle off crop and supplementary fed.
There was a fair percentage of plainer grade cows.
The market was stronger with heavy bullocks selling up to 10c/kg dearer toping at 209.2c/kg.
Heavy steers were firm to 4c/kg dearer.
Grown heifers sold firm to slightly dearer, while the cow market ranged from 2c/kg to 7c/kg dearer.