Heavier grown cattle offering good weight and freshness attracted best demand at the Ballarat monthly store cattle sale on Friday, which was again over supplied compared to be numbers advertised.
With 2800 head finally counted - 800 more than advertised - the buying troop, although larger than the previous sale, was overwhelmed.
However, South Gippsland and lot feeders provided the major buying strength.
Prices for grown steers and heifers were advanced $20- $30/head higher than the previous month's results, while lighter and younger weaners - steers in particular - wanted for better inquiry selling $30-$50 a head cheaper.
The yarding comprised a large number of younger weaner cattle normally retained by breeders through the winter.
But with the weather keeping dry across western areas of the State these, along a large wing of breeding females, were sacrificed due to the prevailing weather.
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