A mixed-quality line-up of around 750 store cattle sold for similar levels to the week prior. There were few two-year cattle, but some 605kg Angus steers were $2.87/kg, 490-510kg Hereford-Friesian steers made $2.66-$2.71/kg and some 515-610kg Friesian bulls were centred on $2.80/kg.
Yearling steers went as high as $3.33/kg for 400kg Simmental-cross, but other traditional lines remained around $3/kg. Generally beef-Friesian steers were $2.60-$2.80/kg through the main weight-bands. A single good-sized line of 485kg yearling Friesian bulls were $2.62/kg. Almost all 300kg plus yearling heifers were in the $2.50-$2.70/kg range for all breeds.
Seven thousand store lambs experienced a small lift in prices once weights were taken into account. The line-up was very big pens of later-born hill country lambs. Earlier pens of male and terminal lambs mainly sold at $109-$120, but this came back to $90-$100 through the more medium types and better ewe lambs. Interest was limited on longer-term types with $59-$75 covering these.