Forbes Cattle Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 1700hd

Numbers eased this sale and quality was also reduced from the previous sale. There was a larger percentage of plainer lighter cattle penned,
along with better finished pens. Most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to dearer market.
Yearling steers to processors were limited and sold 5c to 8c/kg dearer. Middle weights ranged from 280c to 311c, with heavy weights selling
from 270c to 313c/kg. Those to feed were 4c to 8c better, middle weights made from 240c to 290c and heavy weights sold from 265c to
300c/kg. The heifer portion to processors were steady, making from 245c to 299c/kg. Those to feed improved 6c to 8c, with middle weights
selling from 215c to 275c and heavy weights making from 240c to 283c/kg. Restockers were active across the lighter steers and heifers, selling
from 194c to 280c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks sold from 250c to 313c/kg. The better grown heifers ranged in price, making from 239c to 295c/kg. Cows were 2c to
5c easier. Heavy 2 score cows sold from 198c to 226c and 3 score cows sold from 210c to 246c/kg.