THERE was little change in the number of cattle yarded.
Agents yarded 759 head, down 20 head on the previous sale.
The yarding consisted of a good supply of vealers and yearlings, and a fair penning of grown steers and cows.
The yarding of young cattle consisted of an increased supply of yearlings and vealer while there was a few more light calves penned.
Quality was mixed, although there was a larger number of supplementary fed yearlings and vealers and several pens of well-bred vealer steers.
Competition was strong with vealer heifers to slaughter selling 4c/kg dearer ranging from 194c/kg to 216.2c/kg.
Restocker vealer steers sold to a dearer trend with the better bred light steers toping at 235.2c/kg.
Supplementary fed yearling steers and heifers met stronger butcher and wholesale competition with the steers ranging from 191c/kg to 233c/kg while the heifers sold from 215c/kg to 228c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a fair supply of cows, bullocks and steers with several pens of steers crop finished, however the yarding of cows was fairly mixed.
Bullocks and steers sold firm to a cheaper trend, while heavy cows saw little change and medium weights were 2c/kg cheaper and more in places.