After a month's break due to the wet weather conditions, Nebo combined agents saw a reduced yarding of 363 head on Friday, comprising 199 steers, 98 heifers, 57 cows, five cows and calves, and four bulls.
The market had an easing trend, following other selling centres. Prices remained competitive with only a small buyers' gallery operating. Competition was still firm, reflecting the good quality yarding on hand.
Steers over 500kg sold to 436c, average 413c, steers 400-500kg made 442c, average 410c, steers 320-400kg reached 546c, average 444c, steers 250-320kg made 588c, average 514c and steers under 250kg sold to 590c, average 549c.
Cows over 520kg made 350c, average 341c, cows 400-520kg reached 340c, average 320c, while cows under 400kg sold to 242c, average 236c.
Heifers 450-550kg made 398c, average 393c, heifers 400-450kg sold to 396c, average 396c, heifers 300-400kg made 442c, average 380c, heifers 250-300kg reached 512c, average 461c, and heifers under 250kg made 542c, average 511c.
Cows and calves sold to $2400/unit, average $2215/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 378c, average 368c, bulls 450-600kg reached 250c, average 250c, and bulls under 450kg sold to 400c, average 400c.
Olderfleet Cattle Co, Mt Coolon, sold Brahman heavy feeder steers for 436c, weighing 562kg to return $2453/hd. They also sold Brahman bullocks for 428c, weighing 626kg to return $2680/hd. The Turner family, Blenheim Station, sold No.1 steers for 546c to return $1915/hd.
Devlin Holdings, Collinsville, sold Droughtmaster cross weaner steers topping at 588c to avg 280kg to return $1620/hd. Glencliff Pastoral, Pinnacle, sold No.2 Brangus weaner steers for 566c weighing 268kg to return $1520/hd. Wallace Cattle Co, Clarke Creek, sold Brahman cows for 342c weighing 630kg return $2158/hd.
MS Maddern, Nebo, sold a pen of Charbray cows for 342c weighing 574kg to return $1963/hd. The Turner family, Blenheim Station, sold Braford cows for 350c to return $1929/hd. Wallace Cattle Co, Clarke Creek, sold Brangus heifers for 398c weighing 476kg return $1895/hd.
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