Forbes Cattle Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 1581hd

Numbers decreased this sale though quality continues to be very mixed. There were some good pens of finished cattle offered, along with a
continuing supply of plainer lighter types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a market that was stronger for the finished lines
but eased on the plainer types.
Well finished yearling steers to processors attracted strong competition increasing 6c/kg. Middle weights sold from 253c to 316c while heavy
weights ranged in price selling from 250c to 338c/kg. Those to feed eased 10c with light weights selling from 235c to 250c, while the heavier
lines sold from 250c to 289/kg. The heifer portion to processors held steady, receiving from 230c to 295c for medium weights and 208c to
310c/kg for heavy weights. Middle weight heifers to feed were 7c to 15c cheaper to range in price from 190c to 260c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were limited and made a top of 338c/kg. Grown heifers were also in short supply and sold up to 288c/kg. Heavy 2
score cows eased 5c to sell from 180c to 215c/kg. The better 3 score cows held firm, to range from 220c to 249c/kg. The best heavy bull
made a top of 278c/kg.