A sizeable yarding was on offer at Wellsford last Monday, with just under 1100 cattle penned.
Two-year cattle traded on a mainly steady market. Hereford-Friesian steers, 430-535kg, held at $3.18-$3.28/kg, as did Angus-Friesian heifers, 383kg, $3.00/kg.
Yearling cattle were very well sought after. Angus and Angus-Hereford steers, 280-403kg, sold well at $3.21-$3.31/kg while Angus-Friesian, 301-367kg, strengthened to $3.54-$3.55/kg. An improved $3.58/kg to $3.89/kg covered most Hereford-Friesian steers, 219-337kg. Heifers strengthened for the majority. Angus, 237-387kg, held at $3.02-$3.12/kg. Angus-Friesian, 318-336kg, realised $3.07-$3.16/kg, while 246-251kg gained 8-18c/kg to earn $3.03-$3.13/kg, Hereford-Friesian, 313kg, returned $3.18/kg.
Ten yearling Hereford bulls, 287kg, had good support at $3.14/kg.
All weaner heifers, 127-158kg, held at $450-$570, regardless of breed.