Grown cattle yarding down at Casino sale
NUMBERS were down 352 on last week's yarding for Casino's Wednesday sale, mainly in the grown cattle section.
About 1100 head of young cattle were sold, consisting of a good supply of both light and medium weight vealers and an odd pen of yearlings.
The quality of the young cattle was plainer this week, with increased numbers of unfinished vealers through the sale.
The market saw little change, although some sales were easier.
The best of the light veal sold from 218c to 235c, while medium weight ranged from 220c to 248c, to average 231c/kg.
Restocker vealer steers sold to a top of 297c, while restocker vealer heifers topped at 258c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows.
There were several pens of medium and heavy cows offered, along with a fair number of light plain cows.
Competition was stronger, with most cows selling 10c/kg dearer.
Most of the plain cows ranged from 130c to 164c, while medium weights averaged 183c and heavy cows sold from 188c to 220.2c/kg.