USEFUL falls of rain across the supply area reduced numbers by 32%.
Agents yarded 615 head, down 295 head on the previous sale.
Restocker buyers were selective in places nevertheless top quality lines received strong support.
Vealer heifers and medium weight yearling steers and heifers met improved competition from butchers and values improved by 10c and up to 20c/kg on some small samples.
Bullocks generally sold to firm demand.
Plain condition cows received increased competition from restockers as well as processors and average prices improved by 9c to 10c/kg.
Calves returning to the paddock made to 228.2/kg to average 211c/kg.
Most of the vealer steers returned to the paddock at 225c/kg with sales to 229.2c/kg.
Vealer heifers generally sold over 200c/kg with an isolated sale to 227.6c/kg.
Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 206c/kg and made to 213.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 219.2c/kg with most around 214c/kg.
A small selection of supplementary fed yearling steers to the butcher trade averaged 218c/kg and made to 223.2c/kg.
Lightweight yearling heifers averaged 194c/kg and medium weights to feed mostly sold around 199c/kg.
Medium weight supplementary fed heifers made to 221.2c/kg to average 217c/kg.
Bullocks averaged 174c/kg and made to 178c/kg, and a couple full mouth bullocks averaged 171c/kg.
Medium weight 1 score cows to processors averaged 116c/kg and sold to 128.2c/kg.
Good heavy cows averaged close to 147c/kg, with one outstanding cow making to 174.2c/kg.
Heavy Bulls made to 168.2c/kg.