Just 374 cattle were penned at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday. Most traded at softer levels, with good yearling traditional and Simmental-cross steers, 383-416kg, the only cattle to break the $3/kg mark, at $2.98-$3.02/kg. A lot of the yearling heifers were 266-345kg Angus-Friesian or Angus-cross at $2.34-$2.74/kg. Weaner Friesian bulls, 106-127kg, earned $370-$445.
Sheep throughput held on last sale at 3400 head. Overall the market eased slightly relative to weights, coming out at $98 on average. The top-half of the male lambs were mainly $104-$129.50 (though the top line was $143) and the rest $72-$96. One pen of ewe lambs was $115, but the other solid lines were $86-$102, with lighter cuts $72-$86.