Forbes Cattle Sale Market Report


Total Yarding  – 1460hd

Numbers increased this sale and quality continued to be mixed. There were a few lines of finished cattle available, along with the plainer
lighter types. There was a better yarding of females available and there were extra buyers present and competing in a firm market.
Yearling steers held firm with the few finished lines to processors selling from 290c to 320c/kg. Feeders paid from 260c to 334c for middle
weights and from 275c to 320c/kg for heavy weights. The heifer portion to processors improved by 10c on the better shaped and finished
lines, to sell from 249c to 321c/kg. Those to feed held steady, with light weights selling from 250c to 275c, while middle weights made from
220c to 307c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were limited in number but improved 8c to sell from 290c to 317c, with grown heifers selling from 260c to 281c/kg.
There was an improved offering of cows, though prices eased from 4c to 6c/kg and more on the plainer lighter lines. Heavy 2 score cows sold
from 220c to 240c, while 3 scores received from 246c to 290c/kg.