Forbes Cattle Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 844 Hd 

Numbers fell this sale and quality continues to be very mixed. Plainer and secondary cattle made up the majority of the offering though there was still some better bred types on offer. The usual buyers were present and competing in a significantly cheaper market particularly for the secondary types with the better cattle less affected. 

Yearling steers to feed sold from 436 to 579c/kg for middleweights and 450 to 550c/kg for heavies. Those to processors sold from 430 to 534c/kg. Heifers followed the same trend with feeders paying from 412 to 495c/kg. The finished types to processors received from 420c to 480c/kg. 

Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 350c to 430c/kg. Grown heifers reached 436c/kg. Cows were firm to 6c cheaper particularly on the plainer types. Heavy 2 score sold from 310 to 342c and 3&4 score received 340 to 372c/kg.