A SMALLER yarding of 1000 head at the Leongatha store sale sold to a slightly cheaper market on Thursday.
"It was a strong market, but it was cheaper than what we've been getting on the back of recently cheaper export and domestic markets," Simon Henderson, Alex Scott and Staff, Leongatha, said.
"I think the store markets in early August may have been a bit over-heated.
"With wet and freezing cold conditions, things have backed off a bit and that was certainly evident here today."
He said prices were about $30-$40 a head cheaper across the yarding, with most cattle showing signs of a "cold winter".
The majority of the cattle were sold into local areas, while a small number local feedlots were active at the sale.
He quoted crossbred older steers from 160-170 cents a kilogram and well-bred grown steers from 160-170c/kg. Lighter yearling steers made 190-210c/kg.
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